Today’s daily prompt is Serendipity, brought by Jill. As an Afrikaans speaking person, I am not quite sure if I understand the word correctly. According to Google, the meaning of serendipity is, ‘the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.’ An example of serendipity is, according to Google, when someone accidently finds something good.
I’ll try my best. You may decide if my story qualifies as ‘serendipity’.
On Black Friday, 2017, I ordered two pairs from a company of shoes via the internet at a really good discount. They had such a huge demand for shoes on that day that their computers crashed.
At first, my shoes haven’t arrived in two days as was promised, but I heard that they had this big problem and that the computers sold inventory that they didn’t have. We had to wait a little bit so that they could sort things out.
In the meantime, we went on holiday and I decided to sort this out when we return.
While we were away, the shoes arrived. Every thing went well. I had my shoes and were really happy with them.
But, two weeks later, the shoes arrived again. Duplication!
I gave the second pairs of shoes to my daughter, who exchanged it for another pairs, but the shoes were marked down, she could even choose something else as well!
That day at the Mall we had quite a lot of surprises, at every shop we came, we received discount. Every time we came at the till, they told us that the articles were marked down and that it was not the price as marked on the article. 🙂 Strange!
Back at home, I phoned the company to tell them that they sent the order twice and that I wanted to pay them back. They didn’t know how to solve my problem! 🙂 They would phone me back, but never did. 🙂
Christmas box? Serendipity? God’s Grace? Pure good luck?
I think the answer on all these question marks is: God’s grace. 🙂