Atlas Insider: Notes on Notes
We get notes. When I say “we,” I mean the one-and-a-half people who ship your MDK goodies to you every day (if you thought there was a million-person-team doing it, insert sad trombone sound here).
When you check out at ModernDailyKnitting.com, you’ll see a little “Order Notes” box, and you can always type any shipping-or gift-note-related instructions there (just about any other type of question, instruction or issue you might have should go through the “contact us” link at the bottom of every single MDK page where Allison, Janet, or Kay will read it in the [email protected] box).
If you don’t have any special shipping instructions (“Leave package behind the bush next to the door; not the prickly one, the other one”), we’re always happy to see a “Hi there!”—which a lot of you do already. You can be assured that we say, “Hi there!” out loud right back whenever we see them.
One nice lady asked about my dog Opal the Hound Dog once (“She’s a slobbering disaster,” I replied). Sometimes people leave notes with specific details about what they plan to make with whatever is in the box—there’s no question involved … it’s just conversation. That’s always sweet to see, and it does help us paint a mental picture of each of you.
Ecommerce has largely forced into obsolescence those little chitchatty conversations that until very recently accompanied retail transactions.
Why … it seems like just yesterday that I was talking to Nels Oleson down at Oleson’s Mercantile over in Walnut Grove when I was picking up horehound candy for the kids, and he asked me about the report of locusts over at the Ingalls place (they really canNOT catch a break, those Ingallses) … but those days are now officially days of yore and those little in-person social interactions are fewer and farther between, that’s for certain.
I miss it a little bit, though I confess that the time the cashier at my local grocery store held up my beets and asked, “Are these for eating or for planting?” I did sort of wish that I had just mail-ordered them and been able to avoid the situation altogether.
Anyway—write us a note and I 100% guarantee that we’ll read it!
Feel like writing us a note right now? Here’s a little giveaway.
The prize? A beet red MDK Journal—ok, the color is Port Red, but beets are much better for you.
How to enter? Two steps:
Step 1: Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Snippets, right here. If you’re already subscribed, you’re set.
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Deadline for entries: Sunday, June 20, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.
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