No Potter!

Well, I finally made it home from vacation. The drive home was uneventful, which is what you always hope for that type of thing. The entire drive home (400+ miles) I was excited and nervous to pull up to my house and see that little brown package waiting for me, the final Harry Potter book. My fear the entire time was that the book was delivered, but someone stole it off my front porch. My nightmare was fulfilled when I pulled the car into my parking spot and my wife and I walked up to the front door (with my wife holding our sleeping daughter), there was no book to be seen.

As soon as we had the car unloaded I went into a little panic, checking all around the house, just in case it had fallen into the grass. That fruitless, I headed to the internet, hoping there would be something there that would tell me that my precious book was safe, yet undelivered. First, I checked Amazon.com. There was no record that I had ordered the book there. Well, maybe we ordered it under my wife’s name. Nothing. Now I was really starting to get worried. I remembered ordering the book, but what if the order didn’t go through for some reason, I thought. That would really suck.

Next I checked Barnes and Noble under my wife’s name. Nope. It was at this time I might have started sobbing. The last final attempt was Barnes and Noble under my name. Yay! There was an order there. Now the question was where was the book? Did the paper boy take it in a fit of jealosy after delivering the third newspaper and seeing the fruits of his labor unread (we canceled delivery but the delivered anyhow, ugh!)? No. Upon examining my order, it turns out I had the book delivered to my work rather than my house.

I’m not going to work tomorrow, so I will have to wait another day to hold my book. I am almost tempted to go in just to pick it up, but that’s silly. I’m just thankful it wasn’t stolen.

9 thoughts on “No Potter!

  1. All of the preordering and waiting in line for stores to open amuses me. I went into B&N on Saturday afternoon and there were books everywhere. Hundreds of them. EVERYWHERE.

  2. I hope you are united with your Harry very soon! I’m only a third of the way through and it’s impossible to avoid overhearing very loud conversations about the ending of the book! GAH! Why don’t people whisper about it?!

    By the way, I noticed the same thing as Mike. I queued for an hour and a half for Harry 7 on Saturday, then went into the same shop yesterday and could barely get in the door because of the walls of Harry Potters! They must a million of these books in stock, it’s incredible.

  3. Mike – We preordered just in case. Also, I figure I could just buy a copy but I would rather not have to pay twice. I know what you’re saying though.

    Helen – Thanks! I hope we get it soon. It is incredible how many copies there are and they probably will sell most of them. Sorry you keep hearing about the ending. I have been ok so far.

  4. If I were the publisher, I’d have to think about the total sales of book 6 because it’s t not likely 7 will greatly outsell 6 (for obvious reasons). Now, there are those who borrowed book 6 from the library or a friend and now they want to buy 7, but I doubt there are millions of those folks. So it seems the publisher printed enough copies to cover the total number of buyers in the first run. Give it a week or two and all those bookstores with piles and piles of books cluttering up their isles and the grocery stores with bins of books and all the other places Harry Potter tempts buyers, will start greatly discounting the price.

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