The ordeal is over. After much gnashing of teeth and lost sleep (well maybe not quite THAT dramatic) the elliptical is assembled. The Sears saga continued this week -(-if you missed a chapter in this whole long story do a search on here for a post titled Beth Ann 1 Sears 0). Got a call last Friday to schedule our assembly for Tuesday. No one showed. At 3 pm Tuesday I get a call to schedule our assembly. I told the chick it was scheduled for that day but no one came. She had no record. So we scheduled for Wednesday. I gave them until 4 pm. No show. So I called. What? No one has come??? Let me check on that. Hmmm……don’t know what happened but how about if we schedule you for tomorrow?? I maintained my calm and told them as long as they could come in the morning that was fine but that I had stayed home 2 days straight and had things that had to get done (namely a visit to my Hospice lady) . No problem—he will be there between 10 and noon. 11 am—phone call from General Assembly…again. Trying to schedule the guy to come. I told him that he was supposed to be here today between 10 and noon. The guy was incredulous. For some reason they thought I did not have the machine until tomorrow. Sigh. 3 phone calls later he said that there was no way the guy could make it by noon but he could come by 5. So…that is where we left it. He was confused. I was confused. I don’t know why they told them I did not have it. This whole thing has been ridiculous. Dude calls me at 3:00 when I am enroute to see my lady. Will be there by 4:30 . 5:30 dude shows up. He got lost coming from Fort Dodge. It is much smaller than Mason City he said—–it is only 26,000 people. I think Mason City is 28,000……….
So after 2 hours and 45 minutes it is assembled. I am thinking I may make a trip to the Sears store next week when my blood pressure goes down a bit and ask to just talk to the store manager face to face—I just feel the need to detail the comedy of errors that this whole thing has been. It is hard to get mad at the folks on the phone because they have absolutely nothing to do with it. They just schedule. Obviously in the words of someone famous “what we have here is a failure to communicate”. Sigh. But now I have no excuse. It is here and I am here and I need to put it to use. I think I am going to love it when I get the batteries so I can track things and use the workouts…..I will keep you all posted as I am sure you want to know!