Tuesday, September 22, 2009

O FedEx, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

While I *should* be knee deep in packing peanuts and cardboard detritus, I suddenly realize that I'm the proud owner of half of a new booze cabinet.

Early this morning, when I got home from work, I checked the tracking status on FedEx's website, and saw that my latest purchase had arrived in Phoenix last night, and that my delivery date was rescheduled from the 21st to the 22nd. Of course... But then when I woke up a couple of hours ago, I checked it again, just out of habit, and there were two updates. One said that the shipment went 'out for delivery' here in Henderson at around 8:00 am this morning, the other one said that it had left the Phoenix facility an hour later, at 9:00. WTF? That's some serious time travel there, Lou...

Man, that don't make no kinda sense
, I thought to myself.

I figured there was no way I'd get my cabinet today, and that the delivery status was just a farkup at FedEx. So I made myself a chicken-salad sammie and settled down in front of the tube for some quality ESPN time. My sister Amy called me about that time, and we chatted for a half hour or so. She, having resigned from her job yesterday, has plenty of free time this week, so we did some catching up.

But then there was a knock at my door, and I thought No way, this can't be the FedEx guy, but every time I've gotten anything delivered from them, he always shows up around 1:30 in the afternoon. Still in my boxers, I answered the door, trying to decide if I wanted it to be my new cabinet or maybe the hottie from down at the rental office, because that's how a good porno would start out...

Well, it turned out to be the FedEx guy, so even if it were the porn scenario, I'd be an unwilling participant at the very least. Anyhow--there was a huge box leaning on against the wall and I signed for it. He picked it up to hand it to me, and I thought Hmmm, either I've been eating waaay too much spinach lately and now have Popeye strength, or this box does *not* weigh 168 lbs.

I asked the delivery man if this was all he had for me, and he pointed to a sticker on the side of the box and it said 001 OF 002. I told him of the conflicting messages I saw on the tracking website, and he said that I'll be seeing him again tomorrow.

At first I was a little pissed, but thinking about it, I guess it's no big deal. I just wish they would've told me that it was coming in two different shipments. And as much as I'd love to get started putting the thing together, I think I'm just gonna wait until all the parts get here. So while I may have been a little irritated at first, on the other hand, I've got to give them mad props for indulging my natural tendency towards procrastination.

Once it finally arrives in full and it's all put together and loaded up with booze, I'll post a picture or two.


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