I placed the order with my printer two weeks ago and it arrived last Friday. I was busy when it came so didn't open the box til evening, long after the Baltimore-based company that handles all my print needs was closed. But, since I rarely have problems with them, I wasn't concerned.
Imagine my surprise when I got around to opening it up to find my vertical picture of a complete statue was a horizontal excerpt of an angel's wazoo.
Not just a mistake, but one that makes me look like a gravestone perv with an ass fetish.
It's artistic and cute when the entire image is visible. It's mildly NSFW when viewed close-up in all it's dimpled glory.
But I was still anxious. This size, paper, and mounting costs nearly $200. And I had to drop it off to the gallery next week.
I had to wait all weekend before I could register a complaint Monday morning. When I reached customer service, they readily agreed the problem was theirs and they would immediately re-print and ship my order.
Bullet dodged. Crisis averted. A happy ending all around.
Our son, Zachary dropped over, Monday afternoon. I thought he was gonna wet himself when I recounted the tale of "Booty Boy."
He's gonna take it, hang it on his wall, and hope, as a one-of-a-kind accident, it will appreciate in value, like the upside-down airplane stamp.
After he stops laughing.
"Made in NY 2014" opens at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center on Saturday, March 29 with an artist's reception and award ceremony from 3-5pm. The exhibit hangs until May 25. The Schweinfurth is located at 205 Genesee St, Auburn, NY. 315-255-1553 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.