I’ve packed the bicycle into the trunk of the M6 this morning in hopes that the weather forecasted at 5am for this afternoon holds true. If so, I shall be tooting around the roads of North Buckhead again this afternoon. However, if it rains this afternoon I am going to be sad.
My original plan was to get on the roads by 6:30am today, but that fell by the wayside in part thanks to an email I received from UPS alerting me that it could not deliver my package yesterday. I looked, and I have received seven packages from Amazon at the address they have on file in the past six months! Admittedly these were not all delivered by UPS, but some were, thus proving that they know where this office is located.
At 5:00am this morning I called UPS’ helpline and reported this anomaly. The computerized voice told me that I should receive a call back “within the hour”; by 6:20am I had received no such call.
I pointed these problems out to UPS on Twitter and was sent a reply asking me to email them explaining the issue. Their response was that calls received between “Monday 8:00am EST – Friday 7:00pm EST” will be responded to within an hour. First, why not add this critical information to the computerized message? Second, we are no longer in Standard Time! For fuck’s sake people, learn when Daylight Saving Time starts and ends, and use the appropriate abbreviation based on this knowledge!
My new marketing slogan for UPS is:
UPS – we can’t deliver on our promises, so don’t expect us to be able to deliver your packages.
They can run with that one for free if they want.
Ask Me About My Grandchildren
Or better, next time we meet for beers ask me about my job. You might want to wait until I’ve had one or two prior to asking me, however.
So Many Words, So Little Time
I continue to build upon my knowledge of the German language. But like with every other knowledge-based effort the more you start to know the more you realize just how much you don’t know.
It’s all a bit overwhelming to me sometimes.