A TRUE STORY
Email subject: URGENT // TPT // EMMA WATSON // ARTICLE22.
Quite frankly, we think it is spam. It’s not. Emma is about to go on the Beauty and the Beast @the_press_tour and will only wear sustainable fashion. Our jewelry is upcycled, fair trade, and charitable – we are selected by Eco Age to send samples!
Minor problem. The pieces need to be in London by noon Monday but we have only one sample of the new collection Camille is presenting at a tradeshow in New York. Fast forward: it’s Friday and no carrier can guarantee timely delivery.
A big decision for a small company, less than 24 hours later, our super-intern receives the passport her parents overnight from Philly. Emily is flying to London. Just as I return from brunch on Sunday, Emily rings:
“I can’t find the box of earrings.”
I FEEL ALL THE FEELINGS. I had packed the bag. Back in the office on Friday, in the frantic process of purchasing Emily’s flight and packing, the black earring box had fallen into a black bin and become camouflaged.
I dash home and grab my passport as Gael texts flight options. There is only one flight that will ensure delivery by noon Monday. Through traffic and pouring rain, I arrive at JFK Airport breathless.