This is a weird story. I received a package from BuyBuy Baby from a woman I had never heard of. It was addressed to me, and what further confused me is that it was a starter baby item that we had no use for (we have a 9 month old.) A few days later said woman knocks on my door to tell me that her niece recently got married and now her Firstname Lastname is the exact same as mine, so the Aunt bought a gift off of my old baby registry by accident. By an odd coincidence we both live in the same county. I gave her the thing, and she said she ordered another thing and to call her when we received it so she could pick it up.
So the second thing arrived. It’s a nice bouncer for a baby just learning to sit up. We called the Aunt and she told us to just keep it as a gift. Merry Christmas! We now have a baby bouncer that my 9 month old son has no use for, and we have to figure out what to do with it. Which doesn’t feel like much of a gift.
I’m also slightly dejected that not only is there now another Firstname Lastname in the country (I’m the only one who ever comes up on Google), she lives really close to me. And because my last name is attached to an enormous Italian family, I’m going to be fielding “Are you related to so-and-so?” questions for the rest of my days. Well, even more than I already do.
Cringe! I’d be embarrassed to even have that in my house. Straight to the trash.