April 2nd, 2002


UPS can kiss my ass...

As expected, UPS did not deliver Moya's new bits today. I called them up to complain about this and I got a fairly lame apology. I don't care if they're sorry, I just care that they seem to have issues delivering on Friday afternoons or on days after holidays. Without fail, if something was supposed to get here Friday afternoon, the tracking thing will show that it's out for delivery, but it won't actually make it out here because the driver probably didn't want to work the extra hour to deliver out all this way. What makes it really annoying is that the next week, it still won't get here until late Monday afternoon (like 6pm or so). Today, they blamed the big "Easter Rush" (huh?).

I was particularly miffed since their reason for not delivering one of the packages was:RECEIVER ON HOLIDAY;PKG DELIV NEXT BUSINESS DAY

I don't think so! I would know if we were on holiday and believe me, today was not a holiday. The excuse was that they had just put down random reasons for not delivering packages this evening. I was really tempted to chew out the dipshit who called to apologize. I've been dealing with UPS stupidity long enough to know that they have a specific reason that goes something like "Unable to deliver, rescheduled for...." See, that one doesn't annoy me as much because it's fairly neutral. They couldn't deliver it, they rescheduled, ok, fine. I'm not happy with that, but hey I deal with running a business, I know how that stuff goes. But I also know that they're doing this a little bit to regularly for me to believe that they had any intention of delivering stuff on time.

Eh, anyways, I'm hoping that my little call to complain will be noted and maybe they'll make a little more effort to deliver my packages on time (and hopefully intact). We'll see though.
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Who's the boss? Day two....

Let's hope today's experiment at being in charge is less aggravating than yesterday's.

Actually yesterday wasn't all that bad except that I was unable to do a lot of what I needed to do thanks to being stuck in the office until noon-ish. Heh, in true gearhead fashion, today I'm missing Molly almost as much as I miss P in general.

rolls eyes

Ok, going to make a quick post to dragonzworkshop and then I'll head out to be the Big Boss.
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An update....

Well my dad is out of the hospital tonight. He seems to be doing a lot better so that's good. In fact, he's doing so much better that he's already started criticizing my way of dealing with some stuff. No big deal, he's just exerting control over his company. Still though mildly annoying in an "at least things are back to normal" kind of way. To put this whole doctor thing into perspective, I talked to him over dinner and he mentioned that he really felt like he was dying on Saturday. That's what it took to get him to go see a doctor, the feeling of imminent death. I think it's safe to say that he's a wee bit stubborn.


So the parental units are back at home and they'll be around for work stuff to some extent. It's a bit of a relief to know that I don't have to handle everything right now, but the last couple of days made it clear that I have to organize things so that I (or anyone else for that matter) can better run things in the future (although I will hope that the next time I have the business all to myself will be because my folks are on vacation, not inches from death).

UPS was lame and didn't deliver Moya's vital bits. I feel a complaint letter coming on. It's amazing how much you can accomplish if you put down complaints in writing (without sounding like a raving lunatic). We'll see, maybe I'll get the parts tomorrow. I went ahead and started putting the new Moya together though, nothing too exciting yet, but maybe I'll post some pics of her if I get around to modding the case a bit.

Oh, I did find a wicked cool set of cast iron cooking stuff at Sam's this afternoon. It came with a couple of skillets, a dutch oven, and a griddle... all for $34.00... of course the deciding factor was that all these goodies came in a really nifty wooden box which will probably end up being used for something other than storing heavy metal pans and such. I've turned into such a cooking geek.

And that's that... well sort of....
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