October 30, 2011
October 30, 2011
I realize my most recent posts have not been literary related but this one is a freebie. An act of graciousness touched me (the good kind of touch not the bad kind like when your Uncle Kevin wants to play “Banana Hands”) deep down that I must write about it.
I recently ordered a 2012 Lunar calendar from Luna Press. I ordered it for a variety of truth-be-told reasons:
1. Recommendation from the most recent book I am reading Cunt – to support female-based businesses;
2. Track my cycles by the moon;
3. To have a pretty calendar filled with poetry, stories and art;
4. My age-old fascination with the heavens above – moon, stars, sky, all that jazz.
Now, I ordered this last Sunday. On Monday I find a voicemail from Nancy (the owner) who tells me they input my zip code wrong but that she apologizes and hopes it reaches me anyway. If it does not, she will send me a new one.
Wednesday, I get another voicemail. It’s Nancy. She called the USPS and found someone who tracked down my package and had them change the zip code personally. Holy hell. From my experience of dealing with the USPS, I’d rather have an awkward encounter with the Gimp from Pulp Fiction then brave the Postal Service.
Seriously, the kindness of this action choked me up a bit. Maybe I’m jaded and cynical, but who does this anymore in a business? Takes the time to go the extra mile? Well, Nancy does, that’s who.
Then the package arrived. It’s wrapped beautifully, making me feel guilty for keeping it for myself. On the front is a typed letter thanking me profusely for a $3 donation I made to the Press. The gratefulness and sheer goodness in this letter astounded me. I want to meet Nancy and shake her hand. I want to contribute a poem or something to this fine calendar dedicated to the moon. I want to be less jaded and rely on the kindness of strangers.
So, I guess the point of this blog post is to tell about some feel-goodery that has recently happened to little ol’ me and spread the word of the Lunar Calendar from Luna Press. Anyone who is looking for 2012 calendar check this small business out.
They deserve it.
Luna Press – http://www.thelunapress.com/index1..htm
$23 gets you one 2012 Calendar. Or gift ‘em and give ‘em to your best gals this Holiday season.