So way back in November I wrote about how I was so excited to get my free trial issue of Jewish Living Magazine.
Well, first I received one invoice, then another - this time warning that my subscription would be discontinued if I didn't pay - but still no magazine. Finally, at the end of January I sent an email to customer service asking what the deal was. I received a reply and apology and was promised the next available issue.
More time went by...still no magazine. I debated sending another email, but opted for tossing out the invoices they continued sending and giving up hope of ever receiving it.
Suddenly, this past Friday (31/2 months later) I received my free trial issue! I couldn't believe it. E. thought I went crazy as I jumped up and down and screamed! Until...I noticed it was the January/February issue with feature stories on Tu B'Shvat. Hmm. Wasn't that a while ago? Shouldn't I be getting an issue about Purim and Pesach at this late date?
I read the magazine and I enjoyed it, although I didn't find it particularly inspirational. Probably because Tu B'Shvat has passed and E. is too little for sleep away camp - another feature article. But, it was pretty much what I was expecting.
I feel compelled to subscribe because I would like to support this concept. However, I'm skeptical about their ability to deliver the magazine in a timely fashion if I send them my money.