What is wrong with this picture?
Why does this dog look so sad? So alert? So ready to spring into action on a warm summer day?
Because he hasn’t received his copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yet. I’d venture to guess this is what the 2 million Amazon customers looked like on Saturday as they awaited the UPS driver to arrive with their copy of Harry Potter.
I know I spent the day pacing the floor, glancing out the window at the least bit of rumble of traffic on my otherwise quiet street. Oh, yes, I could have done the line up at midnight thing, the wait around Barnes & Noble or Borders all night. But instead, I spent Friday night going to see Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix with one of the little heroes. He’s only 8, but he’s a huge Harry fan, having seen all the movies so far and is currently working his way through the first Harry Potter book. He’s determined to read them all, but being only 8, it takes a little longer to read them. (BTW, this wonderful dog pic was taken by my cousin, Robin Corey.)
As for my poor beleaguered UPS man, he finally arrived about 3:30 in the afternoon. I might have spent the day anxious and watchful, but my intermittent pacing was nothing compared the day he’d been having. He looked like this:
Rather like he’d been dragged behind his truck and trampled by every one of his customers.
I just hope there was a copy leftover for him at the end of the day.
How did you get your copy and are you finished? Please no spoilers! I’m done, but I would hate for anyone else to see one.