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Old 11-17-2005, 08:46 PM   #11
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Remember the scene at the beginning of the first 'Ace Ventura' ?
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:57 PM   #12
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I'm glad the frags survived, but I must say that USPS and the UPS are both very hard on parcels. When I moved across the US, I spoke with a UPS driver and he told me to go with Rubbermaid containers since the others may shatter if kicked--his words, not mine. As for the USPS, I am amazed anything gets to where it's going--and I have worked in 7 different offices over the years. The longer something is in the system, the more time there is for something to go wrong. Remember, boxes are not stacked neatly; they often end up upside down or on their sides. Once the water was spilled, the box structure was compromised and the box ripped--next time, use a Rubbermaid tub
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When I had the problem with UPS they were called and told I wanted a supervisor at my house to look at what the UPS delivery guy had done. The supervisor showed up and took pictures and had to carry the packages around to the door where they should have been delivered.approx 40 yds and 500 lbs of packages. It looked like the delivery guy had them on the back of the truck and backed up fast and slammed on the brakes sending the packages flying and bursting in the driveway. Next UPS delivery came beat to pieces and left in the sun with live fish written on it. Another quick phone call with re-imburse or lawsuit prompted a manager and a supervisor to the house followed the next day by a new delivery guy knocking on the door asking where, when we wanted our packages delivered. Been great ever since. Get the manager out there to move 500 lbs of packages in 100 degree weather and things will happen.
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:07 PM   #14
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As for the USPS, I am amazed anything gets to where it's going--and I have worked in 7 different offices over the years.
8O 8O That's kind of scary lol.
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We got a christmas card in August in the mail one year. Scary thing was it was post dated from the christmas the year before last (20 months ago)
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Heh, looks like Ace Ventura delivered your package.
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Old 11-17-2005, 10:00 PM   #17
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postal insurance is not that expensive.. I would insure the packages of live frags for there retail value and when they screwed a package like that up I'd get the insurance money and buy me some frags.. :P
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You ever tried to collect on postal insurance? I suggest you use that money to buy a lotto ticket. Better chance of getting something out of it.
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:P funny stuff brian.. :P
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Never fails..........if you don't care about something being delivered or it's not urgent/fragile, all goes well...........when you wait at your front door for it and pay extra for fast shipping..............all goes down hill!
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