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May 21, 2020


Daniel Varey intended to order a gin glass with the inscription “Happy 30th birthday princess, love you millions,” South West News Service (SWNS) reports. Instead, the glass arrived with the message, “Can we have it delivered before Monday if possible as that’s her 30th. Nice one.”

(Thanks to John Lobert and Maryann)


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Six to one, half dozen to the other.

Well, he made her laugh, right? Definitely better than if she smashed it on the counter and went for him with the jagged edges.

I’m with Jeff on this. It’s a much more thoughtful gift that a cat tree.

It's the thought that counts, right? I'm also with Jeff; a real-life episode that proves she has a sense of humor when things go wrong.

They had one job to do.....

The case of gin he sent her to go along with the inscribed glass pretty much soothed the (hic) situation.

In a similar vein is the story of the Electric Light Orchestra's debut album in the early '70s. The album was titled with just the band's name when originally released in the United Kingdom. But when later released in the United States, the album name was "No Answer." That's because when a label executive tried finding out the album name, he couldn't get hold of the band's contact so he wrote "no answer" in his notes. Someone down the line thought that was the album name.

wanderer, two years earlier, the same thing happened with a Byrds album. When they delivered the master, they'd written "(Untitled)" on the box, because they hadn't decided on a name. Somebody at Columbia Records thought that WAS the name, and so it was. They'd printed the jackets before anybody realized that wasn't supposed to be the name.

This is the album that features the exquisite "Chestnut Mare".

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