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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Destiny and Me in the Amazon

Okay, okay, that's Amazon.com, not the Amazon. Actually, it's Half, not Amazon at all. But this way just sounded so much cooler :-P If my site won't get clicks for "A Day in the Life..." than maybe it will get them for "Drama and Danger in the Brazilian Jungle." But I digress.

Last week, I ordered two books for college. At least, I thought I did. I was quite pleased because one turned out to be very inexpensive and for the other, I found a real bargain -- a "like new" for the price of an "acceptable." Yes, I'm easy to thrill.

A few days later, I suddenly realized I still hadn't gotten any confirmation by email. I'd forgotten to check for the initial confirmation from the website, so I was waiting patiently for the individual sellers to let me know they'd shipped my books... Anyway, there was no record of my purchase anywhere online. Apparently, I hadn't bought any books at all.

Hang in there, this isn't a rant.

So I went back to the book's page, and of course the "metziah" wasn't there anymore. I was disappointed, but of course I knew that it was "min hashamayim"...

It wasn't until about three days later that I realized what happened.

In the time between my first would-be order and the second, I found out that I really didn't need one of the books (the one that was always cheap). However, the amount I was supposed to spend had already been determined a little over a month ago, on Rosh Hashana. So, HaShem saved me the trouble of trying to store, resell, package, and mail an extra book later on by arranging for me to spend more on the other book instead! Yes, the cost difference balanced out just about exactly.

How cool is that?

11 comments:

corner point said...

Nifty :-)

The way He runs this world is just...cool.

I love looking into ordinary stories and finding the little hashgacha pratis details; they're meant to be found, but you gotta look closely...

Boy, life can be fun!

The Dreamer said...

mad cool.
:P

Bas~Melech said...

Now I have a problem... my poll came out to a near-tie. Should I formulate my own opinion or run a tie-breaker? Perhaps in the absence of other choices, a favorite will emerge between the top two: Daughter of the King and BasMelech Blogs. (BMB is ahead by one vote.)

Scraps said...

Welcome back! That is indeed very cool. :)

BEHIND A SMILE said...

Beautiful that you realized and saw it. His Hand is in everything if we open our eyes.

halfshared said...

Very cool.

yingerman said...

Yup it there, just look for it, if you dare.

bad4shidduchim said...

Answer: very.

Don't you love it when things work out like that?

YudNo.22 said...

that rocks.
by the way, your intro/hook is Top Dog for sure.
amazon. amazon.com very funny.

YudNo.22 said...

that rocks.
by the way, your intro/hook is Top Dog for sure.
amazon. amazon.com very funny.

Bas~Melech said...

Thanks for all the comments. What a welcome! I feel so loved :-)

(Now, now, don't disillusion me...)