Saturday, January 5, 2013

Service with a....Giggle

You know those messages you receive if you order something online?  Dull.  Boring.  Just the facts, ma'am.  

"Your order of XYZ has been shipped and should reach you in the near future.  Please shop with us again."

And then they hope you get your package and they never hear from you again, unless you have more money to spend.

I recently ordered a gift for a family member and the "Your order has been shipped" message was so funny I had to share it with you.  This is the e-mail, verbatim.  I dare you not to smile.

Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves 
and placed onto a satin pillow.
A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them 
to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing. Our world-renowned packing specialist lit a local artisan candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the
 finest gold-lined box that money can buy.
We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards 
and the whole party marched down the street to the post office 
where the entire town of Portland waved "Bon Voyage!" to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, January 3, 2013.
We hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. 
In commemoration, we have placed your picture on our wall as "Customer of the Year." 
We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We miss you already.
 We'll be right here, patiently awaiting your return.


Chef Files said...

Ahhh, sarcasm... the funniest form of wit. I like their style.

mapstew said...

Ya DO have ta chuckle! :¬)


JeannetteLS said...

Now, THAT would make me shop there again. I sent a comment to a jewelry maker once because I loved the jewelry. It was exquisite. He wrote back, "I almost dropped my teeth. Someone WROTE ME! Woman, I worship you."

I think it is the best note I ever received from a man! BUT, your merchant's message is absolutely perfect.

savannah said...

i love the response! recently, i won a book via an online magazine contest, i.e., submit a comment and a random drawing will pick the winner. i sent a thank you along with my mailing address and then, another note when i received the book. each time, they responded with a note. there are so few people who remember to say thank you and you're welcome. xoxoxoxo

hope said...

Chef: it worked. I WANT to buy something from them again.

Map: grins are free.

JeannetteLS:I send thank you notes too. We are a dying breed. Or southern. ;)

Sav: see above. Maybe it is a southern girl thing. :)

Peggy said...

Oh my gosh,I love it.
I'd order more stuff from them for sure.
Happy New Year , Hope

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing the giggle. It's a hoot:)

Pearl said...

Now that's something I can get behind!

"... and I approve this message..."



Rog said...

Our eBay message is being revised immediately!

angryparsnip said...

What a hoot ! Someone is really clever at the shop.
I once called The Geek Squad years ago and the message for what button to click and then wait was so funny that you didn't care that you had to wait.
I also wrote a comment about how much and why I loved a bracelet from an etsy artist once that the artist wrote back and said that was the best comment she ever had received and was very touched that I wrote it.
Thanks for the giggle.

cheers, parsnip

Mike and Ann said...

That trader deserves to succeed in business!!!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha, good one!

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