An e-mail message arrived in the inbox for the account I use with woot - excitedly proclaiming: Your order has shipped!
A package for Woot order #47856052 from Wednesday, February 19, 2014 is now on its way.
If you have more packages on the way to complete this order, we'll email you the tracking info for those as they are shipped
The tracking number for this shipment is: xxxxx
Don't freak if the number isn't showing in the shipper's system yet. It takes a little time.
Which left me wondering, "What is this about?", since I was sure that I didn't have any open woot orders. So I click on the tracking link provided, which informs me,
Shipped 2/25/2014; delivered 2/27/2014.
Signed for by .... [me].
I certainly do appreciate being informed that my order has shipped, but it is a bit Pythonesque to be informed of such eight days after it actually shipped and six days after I signed for it. I am left to conclude that I have been written into a sketch with woot's Ministry of Silly Notifications.