Friday, December 22, 2006

Delivery’s How Late?

The courier service shall remain nameless, but it managed to mix up two shipments coming from Red's mum and/or the company she works for.

One was supposed to come to us and contained Italian goodies as a little Christmas present.

The other was a table going to France.

So when our delivery arrived and it was long and flat and almost immovable, we figured something was amiss.

This was Wednesday morning. Several frantic phone calls and about 25 minutes later, things got cleared up. But still we wait...

Trouble is, y'see, the intended recipient of the table took delivery of our package (or, rather, one of his employees did, not realizing).

As I say, I would not want to name names. I'm Done Hating Losers, y'know.


Blogger Gentleman-hobbs said...

Happy Christmas old bean and all the luck in the world in the new year.
Be pure Be vigilant & behave.

22 December, 2006 13:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(*) - hmmm...I think Done Hating Losers is the best New Year's resolution I could try. Thannks for the tip!

22 December, 2006 14:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


all I can think about is someone else eating your Italian treats!!!

Keep us posted on this culinary emergency!!!

22 December, 2006 15:00  
Blogger wrinkled weasel said...

It won't be any consolation but the Post Office has been taking 8 days to deliver my mail. I live in the country but I am only 15 miles from Scotland's capital. The postman has taking to tearing off the "recorded delivery" stickers so that I cannot cause a fuss. Of course I can't prove it.

I am slowly coming to the conclusion that in less than 100 years we will be a third world nation.

22 December, 2006 15:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lost Italian goodies and your not hating losers??? What is this world coming to? Did the spirit of the season nab ya?

22 December, 2006 15:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahha... i didn't realize DHL was global... i've never actually used their services... but i'm thinking i'll stick with UPS and Fed Ex

sorry you had to miss out on the Italian treats... what a bummer

22 December, 2006 17:08  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

G-Hobbs: You, too, old chap. Cheers!

Lee: It's not a bad resolution, is it. Feel free to use it as a commandment in your religion.

Candy: I will keep you posted. That motherfucker better have kept his greedy mitts to himself!

WW: Loving the ingenuity of the postie, removing the labels. Geeeeenius! Eight days is outrageous, though.

Olives: Spirit of the season? Nah, not so much!

Martha: How'd you guess the courier?! No, I've never used them either. they're so bloody expensive, for one thing! And then they go and fuck up. I tend to use the Royal Mail for most things. All hope is not lost though, so I'll let you know if and when they arrive!

22 December, 2006 17:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! So someone is enjoying your guys Italian sweets!

22 December, 2006 23:11  
Blogger apositivepessimist said...

I’d hold on to the table until the treats arrive.

23 December, 2006 00:44  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Snowc: Hopefully not...

APP: Unfortunately the table was clearly not ours so we sent it back, but we wouldn't have had room for it anyway!

24 December, 2006 11:09  

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