Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Case of the Missing Christmas Tree


Hello! What a day it was yesterday! LMAO! My sister in law and I were doing a craft fair holiday boutique in New York City. It was hosted by a well know advertising agency in the "Village". You know how when you unload all your stuff from the car, you can make several trips in and out to where you're going, you know just walk in with the boxes in your arms...well not so in swanky NYC. The buildings have codes...so all of your product that you are selling must be discretely packed away in suitcases! LOL! NO hand trucks unless you use the freight elevator...and that can be around the block from the building entrance. We had about 20 sets of the tumbled marble coasters in one roll away bag, and we had all the cards and other stuff in two giant roll away bags. My sister in law made this gorgeous mini Christmas tree to sell. It was so pretty. that was not in a bag!

Ok here we go. we pull up to the building, unload mega bags, display stands, baskets and the christmas tree. The bag with the tiles comes out of the truck with a thud on my sil's foot. OUCH!She's limping and I am on watch by the bags while my sil parks the car, around the block. Ok now what to do....I have to move all these bags out of traffic, closer to the building by myself. I could have used three big men to help me move all this stuff. It took me three trips! My sil finally meets me, and we proceed up to the 7th floor....just getting into the elevator with everything was an amazing feat. I tripped over a bag and landed right on top of it...sprawled out...embarrassed....laughing! we get buzzed in and set everything up and i turn to my sil and say, where's the tree? OMG! WHERE'S THE TREE? The tree was gone...vanished into thin air...poof...
I wanted to cry, i know how hard she worked on the tree. she just laughed about it. She figured that somebody who really needed a tree for their apartment took it cause they REALLY needed it. I think someone got into a cab with it while my back was turned hauling our other luggage! That person better be on Santa's naughty list!
We laughed most of the day about that tree. Laughed even harder when my sil removed her boot and sock to see if she had a broken toe, and went into hysterics when we counted our loot! it wasn't even enough to cover our parking for the day!

7 comments:

Lori J said...

That is horrible! I hope too that that person ends up on the naughty list! Sounds like you had a fun day. :0)

Lesa said...

Oh my what a story! I would be a little ticked if it were me. New York City is a whole nother world. Wow!

dd2njoy said...

It's great that you can laugh at it,but it's not too funny...to steal something at this time of year on top of things.Hope you had a wonderful weekend anyways!!!

Laurie Unger said...

I love your story. Laughter is great when shared and what a priceless story to tell! Get it...
you could re-work it a little and well, you know. Thanks for sharing!

Rosella said...

I'm glad your SIL was able to laugh at your experience. Sounds like an experience you will be remembering and laughing about year after year. Wonder who took the tree though. Whoever took it surely had the wrong idea of Christmas. To have a stolen Christmas tree in your house....

Stampin' Meg said...

Welllll... at least it sounds like you had fun and I know that you two will be recounting this story for many years to come!

Marilyn said...

Oh my! I haven't had a chance to read your blog in a few days - last time I read you were headed to the craft fair - I am SO sorry about your terrible experience - but at least you can laugh about it!! It's one of those memories that you'll pull out every so often and have to retell!!

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