Disappointed

I ordered a Peloton bike shortly before Christmas. When trying to decide if we wanted to make that large purchase, I chatted with a customer service rep to get more information. I was told that the bike would arrive in eight to ten weeks.  Then, imagine my surprise and excitement when I received a text saying it was to be delivered January 11.  Happy dance! On the evening of January 10, I received a call.  Thinking I was going to be given the delivery time for the next day, I was disappointed to learn that there was no inventory of bikes and that my new delivery date was February 3.  

I got a call February 2 and yet again, there is no inventory of the bikes so my new delivery date is February 24. Then, I had another surprise the morning of February 3.  I got a call from the delivery driver stating he was on his way to deliver my Peloton and would be here in 20-30 minutes.  I was so excited! Then nobody came.  Hours went by.  I called and texted the number the delivery man had called me from and got no response, so I finally called the delivery company.  I was told the man called in error and there was no inventory of bikes.  My delivery date will be February 24.  I cried and moped all afternoon and evening.  The roller coaster of emotions of that day was a wild ride, ultimately leaving me incredibly disappointed.  

What is this? Disappointment. Place for Peloton

I did not feel like making dinner after that, so I went to pick up food at Panera.  The Thai chopped chicken salad is our favorite salad there and I was told that they no longer carry it.  Disappointed again!  I felt sad, let down, discouraged, and a bit bitter.  I know, first world problems.  There are things that are much worse happening in the world and in my community of family and friends, so I should just get over it already, but I need to pout and sit with my disappointment for a while.  I felt similar when the pandemic started and I was upset about how much and how quickly things had changed. I needed the time to mope then too.

I am usually one to encourage others to look for joy or blessings in their situation (shout out to Jill for starting this mindset in me!) and I will eventually do that, but I need to work through my disappointment first. We cannot and should not move on after a loss, struggle or trial without first taking the time to feel all of the feelings and process it all.  As verses 1 and 4 in Ecclesiastes 3 say: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:….a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”  I know this too shall pass and these things are not a big deal, but for now I will take time to be a little sad and disappointed.  I am certain after a short while of reflection, I will find joy in the morning.

2 thoughts on “Disappointed

  1. Online shopping has become very helpful during this time of the pandemic. It is convenient in our busy world. I would have to say that most of the time my online purchases have come in a timely manner. But we have all been there when something took longer than we wanted. God is the giver of all good gifts. He wants to bless us! Sometimes my shopping gets out of control, and I get a weird feeling. I believe that’s the holy spirit trying to nudge me back to God. Sometimes shopping leads to materialism and worldliness. I believe this can take us away from God. So we have to be on our guard to find that balance so it doesn’t take us away from God.

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