26 de febrero de 2009

¿Acaso no son muy tiernos?

Recibí el siguiente e-mail/notificación de que mi pedido en BetterWorldBooks ya está en camino a Buenos Aires:

Hello Alejandro,

(Your book(s) asked to write you a personal note - it seemed unusual, but who are we to say no?)

Holy canasta! It's me... it's me! I can't believe it is actually me! You could have picked any of over 2 million books but you picked me! I've got to get packed! How is the weather where you live? Will I need a dust jacket? I can't believe I'm leaving Mishawaka, Indiana already - the friendly people, the Hummer plant, the Linebacker Lounge - so many memories. I don't have much time to say goodbye to everyone, but it's time to see the world!

I can't wait to meet you! You sound like such a well read person. Although, I have to say, it sure has taken you a while! I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but how would you like to spend five months sandwiched between Jane Eyre (drama queen)and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (pyromaniac)? At least Jane was an upgrade from that stupid book on brewing beer. How many times did the ol' brewmaster have one too many and topple off our shelf at 2am?

I know the trip to meet you will be long and fraught with peril, but after the close calls I've had, I'm ready for anything (besides, some of my best friends are suspense novels). Just five months ago, I thought I was a goner. My owner was moving and couldn't take me with her. I was sure I was landfill bait until I ended up in a Better World Books book drive bin. Thanks to your socially conscious book shopping, I've found a new home. Even better, your book buying dollars are helping kids read from Brazil to Botswana.

But hey, enough about me, I've been asked to brief you on a few things:


You chose International shipping.
We shipped it via Brokers Worldwide who will then hand it off to your local postal service. Delivery time for shipments is usually 7-14 business days, but some may take a bit longer depending on destination.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email my friends in Customer Care at help@betterworld.com. If you could please include your order number (8233635) that would be very helpful.

Eagerly awaiting our meeting,

Street Lives: An Oral History of Homeless Americans
The Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?

¿No son muy tiernos? Esto me pasa por comprar libros con consciencia social. Aunque este e-mail lo debe haber escrito Street Lives... dudo mucho que Ice-T de una mierda respecto de nadie ni nada.

3 comentarios:

bienpensante dijo...

El unico site como la gente para comprar en USA ahora que Amazon sólo hace el shipping más caro hasta nuestras latitudes...

Tincho dijo...

Ay! Es re-lindo! Quiero comprar para que me llegue uno así! ;)

Settembrini dijo...

Posta. Cuando el dinero no te alcanza para pagar Amazon, tenés que tolerar boludeces como estas.