I just got the most random phone call. Well, not really random so much as disconcerting. She didn’t say who she was, just, “I won your give-away?!?”
Me: Yes, you won my give-away. You obviously don’t pay attention to my blog.
Random Caller: But I wasn’t number 3! I was way down the list!
Me: No, you were number 3. Let me check. (can’t find it)
Random Caller: Well, I read what you wrote about someone who always whined that she never won. And I thought, “That’s not Helen! That’s me!”
Me: Yes, you do always whine. But this time you won.
Me: I think.
Me: (stomach sinking) Uh, Krista. You’re right. You didn’t win. It was Helen.
Me: OH NO!
Helen, I am so sorry! Krista I-Never-Win-Anything Wright has unlawfully pilfered your Christmas give-away package! I’ll give you her address and phone number if you want to hunt her down.
No, seriously. 100% my fault. Krista was the 3rd commenter on the second page. #28 overall. My sincerest, sincerest apologies, Helen. I have no more Christmas stuff. I have nothing. Just my own books. Could you find it in your heart to forgive me? And then mosey on over to my website and pick the book you’d like to have? And then give me your address, and I’ll ship it to you ASAP?
Oh, the humility. God must have known Krista needed a pick-me-up. And that Helen was a dear servant with a giving heart–giving gifts she never even knew she won.
Oh, well. What’s done is done. Off to spend time with a temporarily-an-invalid friend! See you in a bit, Holly!