Have you ever found yourself half way through the new year and you manage to write last year when you pay a bill via check? I think we’ve all been there at some point, although these days I tend to do a lot more electronically than ever before so it is a lot less likely that I will make this mistake.
That said, last week I made a mistake like this of epic proportions. I moved out of my house in Raleigh about 2.5 months ago… Well, somehow I managed to use my old address when I ordered something online. The funny part is that I used our new zip code, which is probably what got me through the billing address info for the credit card to be “ok”. Wow. I can’t say that I’ve ever done anything like that before.
I received an e-mail from the new homeowners last week letting me know that a package arrived for me at their house. OOPS! I went back and checked the receipt I printed out when I ordered, and sure enough, I botched the address royally. I guess some things just are indelibly burned into my working memory. It is pretty funny the number of things that happen on auto-pilot that we don’t even realize.
Thankfully I think that we managed develop a good relationship with the new owners of our old house through the buying/selling process. We loved that house, and we wanted the new folks to feel the same way, so we really did our best to make them feel at home. When we moved out, we left them a long note about the house, a bottle of wine, and we even left a whole stack of manuals and other information about the items installed in the house that sold with it. I hope my little transgression wasn’t too much of an inconvenience for them.