Goofing up & making mistakes are a good way of learning who you are!! 🙂
Yesterday I realised that the last batch of orders that we shipped on 31 Dec, had gotten mixed up. The products for one client went to another and of another to then another. I got one return request and realised it. It was like a mountain of cans, where the bottom one out ensured the rest came crashing down. One was wrong and so the others were wrongly delivered as well. My daughter was around when I saw the reason for return and as I read it aloud she came closer to ask what happened. I narrated and she burst out laughing exclaiming,”How hilarious Mama! I can’t imaging the face of aunty opening the pack and staring at what had come.” My brain was still reeling with the list of consequential activities – Writing in to all of them to figure out which went where! Oh lord!!! I recalled it was 31st afternoon and we had plans for the evening. So given that I was doing most of the packing and shipping since Covid started, I had put on the shipping labels. No one here to pin the blame on! And one can’t really get angry at oneself. It brought me to the shocking truth which no doubt many of us have realised already – that when the blame’s on us – we make light of it. 🙂
And so I found myself smiling at the folly of my errors as I stood in the shower later. Comedy of errors really. Maybe I’ll write a story on it I think. But this also told me something about myself. I felt reassured that I could keep cool, not get stressed and make light of it. A long way from the days when I would beat myself up for the smallest of mistakes and for not doing things perfectly.
Of course now that I’m working on straightening things out – I’m a bit exasperated. I have to accept returns from all over and repack and reship – not to mention the negatively impacted metrices of the market places.
Some clients have been understanding and one a bit severe, but I’m happy to take it in my stride. It was an error after all and what’s life without some confusion and a bit of mess!!! If there have been these little incidents that you have found some meaning and humour in, would love to hear them. Hope this warmed up your day a bit. Have a wonderful weekend.
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