Wednesday, September 5, 2007

It's Always Something

So, Bubba and I ordered a new table WAY back in May to go into our brand new dining room. We figured we are home owners now, it's time to get a grown-up table and chairs. We went to this neighborhood furniture store just down the street from our house that is a place where they have samples of furniture there, but you order from the manufacturer's catalog to get exactly the piece you want. Delivery time was 6-8 weeks, which put us into July getting the table, but that was fine, as we had to paint anyway. We finally called about it around the Fourth, and the guy apologized, saying the chairs were here, but the table had to be sent back because it was not up to standard, and he would take care of the shipping and knock 10% off for our trouble. Fine, we still hadn't painted.

Well, the long-awaited table and chairs are here, were delivered this afternoon. BUT! One of the legs is not like the others, and can not be bolted onto the table. The holes that the bolts fit into are smaller on one leg, and the bolts that were sent do not fit the holes. Of course.

So right now, sitting in my dining room upside down, is a table with only 2 legs on it. The delivery men left Leg No. 3 off so that whoever comes by to fix this will see what the problem is. I called the furniture place, and he said someone would be out tomorrow to take a look. TOMORROW!!?!! What about today? What if I was having a dinner party tonight and needed this table? (I'm not, I'm just sayin'.) I would be screwed!

The table is beautiful, as are the chairs, but this place has lost ALL future business we were going to throw their way. We even had our eye on the side-board piece that matches the table, for a future purchase, but that's not going to happen now!!!

GRRRRR....

2 comments:

Bubba's Mom said...

Awwwh, Katielady, I know how disappointed you are. I hate it when things like that happen, expecially when its something you've looked forward to for such a long time. BOO!! How could they have put a different leg on it though? Looks like somebody would've noticed!! What doofuses!

Bubba's Sis said...

Sing along! One of these things is not like the other.....

I'm so sorry, Katie Lady. That sucks. You should raise hell and get the table for free!