Very Serious: The Cider Problem

- Very Serious: An Advice Column By Kelly Conaboy -
Very Serious: The Cider Problem

Kelly Conaboy is writing an advice column for Dipp readers. It's going to be very serious. So serious, in fact, we named it Very Serious: An Advice Column by Kelly Conaboy. Just email her at with your most crucial conundrums and each week, Kelly will solve one lucky reader's biggest problem. You can read all of Kelly's excellent advice here.

Dear Kelly,

I ordered a bunch of ciders online for fall and the company accidentally sent me twice the amount I bought. Do I keep it or do I tell them and then maybe have to send it back? I don’t want it but I also don’t want to have to go to UPS.



Jill, who among us hasn’t been in a similar situation? I know I have. I think it would be best to begin by sussing out the possible scenarios.

1. You do nothing. In this scenario, you do nothing, drink the bonus ciders, and let the guilt of enjoying essentially stolen ciders eat at your soul for eternity. You’ll also have to deal with the fear that the company might email you saying something like: “Hey, we noticed that we accidentally sent you twice the amount of cider you ordered. Can we have it back?” And then you, drowsy and cider-lipped, will have to inform them that in fact you’ve already drunk the extra cider, probably adding a made-up excuse like: “I forgot how many I ordered.” The chance of the company doing such a thing is likely low — I’ve never heard of it happening — but that doesn’t mean the threat won’t still linger in your guilty mind. On the plus side, though, you’ll have those ciders. And you wouldn’t have had to do anything extra, which is nice.

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