Tuesday, 13 February 2007

A net gain

Determined to get photos of the leaf-cutter bees, I bought some new insect nets. The plan is to catch a couple, take snaps of them, then release them from whence they came. True, it's a simple plan. But that means there's not much to go wrong.

The nets arrived today. I unpacked them. Handles, hoops and ... where were the bags? That's right. They'd been sent to another customer.


Shorty CreeKI said...

I know.

I DO know.

I do know I shouldn't be laughing.

I promise faithfully I will stop as soon as I can.

*goes off ... falling about and splitting sides and even shrieking about the standard of yet another australian business's way of doing business*

ofcourse it could be someone else's country ... fond hope.

Snail said...

I'm not going to mention the company. They are normally very good and very quick. It was just so disappointing, as you can imagine! Sort of like an ice cream falling off the stick ...

Shorty CreeKI said...

oh, in that case I am sober-sides right away .... everyone can make a mistake.

(even me?)

Snail said...

When I rang them, they were pretty embarrassed but we had a bit of a laugh about it. They'd packed them up in the wrong order so someone else was also quite perplexed about their parcel.

Duncan said...

Have you read the James Herriot story where Tristan sent a jar of ointment to the lab for testing for Johnes Disease, and a jar of cow-muck to a pig farmer to rub into his boar's sore back? A funny chapter.

Anonymous said...

snail, incase I don't get back to this post again can you post here and then copy/paste the same to me by email, the details if you are able, of where I can buy such a net?
I've never thought about trying to catch insects for film and release but it sounds a right ok idea to me.