I forgot about it, because it was a month or two back 🙄 Other books came by, I lived their lives for a while.
Flipkart mailed day before yesterday. I was back on track. They said, the release was postponed by an hour, the date is September 27, 2012 (Of course, I knew the date, already, does that hour bit really matter?). Therefore, they would start shipping only by September 28th morning.
Crestfallen. I almost wished I hadn’t seen that email. 😦
It was some month in 2007, I think. I pre-ordered my Deathly Hallows online. We talked about our purchase. It seemed almost everybody in the office had pre-ordered it from the same site online, and we started our wait.
Our morning pick up cab had four of us, 4 enthusiastic Harry Potter fans. We had read all the 6 potter books, caught all the film adaptations until then; we were active on the various groups on Orkut, …those were the orkut days… wrote, read and re-read and re-wrote book 7 in our own ways…
I still am confused, sometimes, because I’ve read so many amateur versions of Book 7; I wonder where did that little detail go, it shouldn’t be the doe, wasn’t it the cat 😛
The book was released on the D day. Our mail room was empty. Our mail room men were surprised to see an unusual number of us walking past their room, peeping in; we wished them, we asked about their health, we took our breaks with them… and still, Day 1on, no sign of the book.
Others who stood hours in front of the bookstores were already reading and on chapter END. They struggled to keep their secrets from us, about the 19 years after part, about the war, about the deathly hallows… a little tickle was enough to spill the bins 😛
Ah! the torture…. of having paid the money, and still no product in hand, the consumer in us got wild. We made a note, in case we started our own company 😛
The mail man called at last. We rushed to the room on the first floor to behold a sight none of us can ever forget in our lives. The little room was never so full of mails, so many books this time. The Indiaplaza people had sent the books with a transparent cover on the spine revealing the book details and its colour combinations. The mail men stacked the books one on top of the other, all spines in one line vertically and horizontally, making a lovely sight.
The Harry Potter fans squeezed into the room. We celebrated that day as HP day at office, took our group photo with the book line in the background, and eagerly devoured the last installment. Nobody heard our voices for two days 🙂
Flipkart mailed again yesterday night, the night of 26 September 2012. They said, the book was on its way. It will reach me by 7pm tomorrow, September 27, 2012.
I waited for a phone number starting with 77, from the flipkart courier men.
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