52 degrees this morning, 91% humidity
Fitness Center yesterday:
-Walk 20:12 minutes, swim 16 minutes. 35 seconds slower than goal.
Walking, even inside, is still somewhat of a problem due to a coughing problem. Hopefully just a little left over from the flu or whatever.
Recently I ordered something from Staples. After about two weeks after the “guaranteed” delivery date, I was sent a replacement order since my order was “lost”.
Of course, shortly after the replacement was sent, part of the order showed up so I had a duplicate order.
Of course, this meant I had to shoulder the cost and inconvenience of sending it back. I hadn’t realized the Staples store near us had closed which meant I had to take it to a store that was somewhat out of the way.
All because of their mistake!
In all fairness, I could have printed out a label and had whomever delivered it (and lost it) pick it up, but my printer was on the whack at the time.
Then, just last week, I ordered two items from Amazon. One had a “guaranteed” delivery date of March 7. March 7 arrived and disappeared, with an occasional e-mail apologizing for the order being late.
Anyway, this morning, I got an e-mail saying the item had been “lost” and I could either cancel the order, ask for a refund or ask for a replacement or “just wait and see if it arrives”.
Hardly a professional way to handle such things! It seems they would have automatically sent a replacement.
The OTHER order was also about 3 days late, I kept getting an e-mail that it was “delayed” and would arrive “tomorrow’. Tomorrow was finally March 10 about 3 days late. I guess I should be happy it just arrived!
As I may have recently mentioned, our last order from Amazon was also late, and was sent in a Walmart box, with a Walmart invoice for about 25% less than I paid Amazon! A healthy profit for Amazon (although the amount was only about $4.00.)
I think the retail stores still has a good chance if they hang in there! The “delivery” economy just hasn’t been doing all that good! “Guaranteed” delivery dates appear to be a joke and mean nothing.
Of course all I get on the late delivery is excuses, with all of the work on my part. This, for a $15 item. Considering my 100% problem rate with delivery, the delivery system has some real problems!
Office Day today, after two straight days “in the field”, I will be busy, on the phone and on e-mail etc. following up!
That’s it for now, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.