"Just as I was watching the post for my Moleskine, with eager anticipation,
this arrived in my e-mail in box…….
Thank you for shopping at M……..
Unfortunately the large plain Moleskine notebook
is temporarily out of stock.
We expect a delivery in the middle of February and
will send your notebook as soon as our delivery arrives
unless we hear alternatively from you.
We send our sincere apologies for the delay.
I can handle this …sniff….sniff"
Lotus in the Mud
Update: Sujatin comments:
"Two more on order – see above – so I’ll have a comforting number
waiting to be used. So tonight – Bruce Chatwin’s suggested numbering of
the pages. A new red pen specially bought for this. The anticipation of
So, what’s your "comforting number?"