My nose is still recovering from the overwhelming stench.
But, in a twist befitting Shakespeare, there’s more to this recent story about my nose-wrenching experience.
You see, the tragedy that befell my nostrils that day could have been averted. Easily.
Except, I only learned this last week.
Yes, the iPad arrived. In all its white-packaged glory. Fully engraved.
My artist wife had a profitable year in her business and had ordered this new tool to support the digital end of her business. Unfortunately (for her), the shipment was delayed 4-6 weeks because she ordered engraving.
I enjoyed the intervening weeks. The lack of status updates on its delivery. The crucible of the unknown delivery date weighing heavily. The smug glances I tossed across the living room as a result.
Sadly, on this day, the smug glances would end.