I have a $5 order someone placed about 100 days ago. It sits there, solitary orange and incomplete, in the “Awaiting Response” section of my Fiverr page.
I look at it sometimes, pondering.
I’d sent a message the day it was sent, of course, asking the client to complete the information for the order… And I waited.
And I waited some more.
Weeks passed and seasons changed as the order sat there by it’s lonesome. Leaves turned green to gold.
I waited some more.
2 months passed and the Incomplete Order had become a part of my Fiverr landscape, so to speak. A friend, almost. I typed out another message, simple, but 6 small words: “Do you still need this order?”
I waited some more. Eventually, I stopped waiting. The leaves, no longer gold but brown, slowly drifted to find their home upon the frosted ground - winter had come.
Sipping some coffee and completing orders - suddenly, a message! And no ordinary message. It was a message from the Buyer of the Incomplete Order.
My fingers trembled, as I looked upon the words: “Whoops! No I do not. Sorry Joy - I didn’t realize that I had another order in process by accident.”
I closed my eyes, and smiled. Our journey had come to an end at last, I thought. The buyer would go on to cancel the order and my old friend the Incomplete Order would move on into the void of space and time, never to be completed - but alas, fate is a cruel mistress, and not all Orders were Destined for Completion.
The next day, upon turning on my laptop to begin the days work, a small shock. The Incomplete Order was there, staring back at me. I frowned. I was sure I’d be greeted with a cancellation request, but this was not so, oh no. Perplexed, but with a day of work ahead, I pressed on with my orders.
Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. Halloween came and went. Incomplete Order was there with me through thanksgiving, through Christmas, and now - the New Year approaches…
It has now been 98 days and basically I didn’t want to cancel it myself because I didn’t want it to hit my order completion stats so I just didn’t do anything about it but like even if it’s only $5 I want the guy who placed the order to get his money back soooo should I contact customer service or what?