Remember that photo montage I was doing for my mum? The collection date was set for today, and I was looking forward to seeing it.
The signboard at the shop actually advertised a 3-day period, but they said it was holiday season and it would take a working week before I could collect it. Fine. I gave mum another Christmas present and told her the montage was still at the printer’s.
Then I received a call from the photo developers this morning. They said the photo wasn’t ready yet. Because their printer didn’t actually have the glossy paper for the size I wanted (18 by 12 inches, which is a decent size for a portrait). So now I’m getting it even later than expected, and it will be printed on matt (non-glossy) paper. They could have asked me about this this earlier, and not on the due date itself!