And When I’m Not Careful During Online Shopping… My Life 17 JUN 2010

Oops. Don’t you just hate it when you make a mistake and can’t blame anyone else but yourself for being negligent?

Man, I hate it. And I just suffered a prime example of it too. Now I’ve taken to online shopping quite well actually, having over the last couple of years happily made numerous purchases from my favourite online retailers Take 2 and But as experienced as I am, I do sometimes get it wrong – like with the package I received on Tuesday morning for example! :)

For any of those who do know me quite well, you’ll know of my fondness for all things anime, manga and Jackie Chan related, meaning that needless to say (and much to Chantelle’s chagrin), the last bumper package came bearing instances of all three items. However, after happily unbundling, cataloguing and storing my newly purchased DVDs, I turned my attention to my new manga additions…

Naruto volume 2, ZombiePowder volume 4, Eyeshield 21 volume 5, all wonderful additions to my small floating bookshelf, my happiness brightly shining through my cheeks as I happily hummed along, until I got to RahXephon volume 1 by Hiroshi Ohnogi…

…and realised that I had mistakenly bought a light novel instead of a manga tankobon!

Doh!! So straight into the bin for this one and one solid face palm awarded to myself!

The book cover that tricked me...

Sigh. I’ll be more careful in the future, promise! :P

About Craig Lotter

Software developer, husband and dad to two young ladies. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.