[SunRescue] That maddening cycle...
rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Dec 19 23:02:07 CST 2000
Bill Bradford wrote:
> I think our FedEx delivery lady has a special place in "big shipment hell"
> for me... I've gotten some rather big packages (biggest was a 21" Sun
> monitor) via FedEx in the past couple of months, and every time she
> delivers something big, Amy gets to hear the end of it and has to apologize.
It pays to become friends with the people who deliver stuff to you.
First off, it's always nice to be friendly. Second, they tend to be
more careful with your things, rather than doing the Ace Ventura Method
of home delivery.
> Wonder what a good Christmas gift for a FedEx/UPS person would be... I
> should get them some new gloves and some backache muscle cream or something.
They like promises of becoming more interested in smaller gear, and a
good cup of strong coffee. I know from experience.
When I had my NeXT shipped to me, my UPS Guy[tm] came to the door and
"Tim, I appreciate that you like old computer stuff, but please
appreciate me by helping me lift this fscking thing."
This is also the guy who ran defence against our two escape artist cats
when I carried in a box of three DEC PCs one morning, while still in my
bathrobe (a frightening sight for anyone).
harrison at timharrison.com
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