I registered to become a member of RWA back around Thanksgiving. I received my confirmation email on December 7. A day of infamy indeed. I thought, here we go. I'm on my way.
And then, nothing. No emails. No mailings. No new member packets. Nada.
I felt a little bit rejected. They accepted my check, but wouldn't keep up their end of the bargain. It's like the guy who, after a very pleasant date, says he'll call, but doesn't.
All of my FF friends kept mentioning the new RWR and the valuable information therein. I had no idea what they were talking about. I could understand if I didn't get anything during December, maybe. But not during all of January.
So come February 5, I broke down and called the RWA headquarters to find out what the deal was. Why wasn't I one of the cool kids now?
The poor girl I spoke to was having a rough day. She kept hacking into the phone. She said the computer systems had been down off and on all day. And she said it was her first day on the job.
However, she did promise to send me my new members packet, and that I should get it in the next week. I still feel a little ripped off about the last two months, but there's nothing really to be done about it. But I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks to a very nice lady named Aronika, who made the whole encounter a lot easier than it could have been.
I can't help but wonder if my RWRs had been sent, where did they go? Is someone at the post office a closet romance novelist? Does someone want the benefits without having to pay their dues? Is someone just messing with me?
And does that someone know that it's a federal crime to tamper with my mail?