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Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
I just don't understand it.... I ordered a nice new iron for Mrs. R_G. I think she'll like it a lot. On laundry days when she irons my shirts and stuff it'll be really nice for her.

I ordered it from Amazon. The writeup says it's a nice iron so I imagine it is. It'll be nice when we get it.

Amazon shipped it with the new and improved UPS service called "Surepost." That, like Fedex's "Smartpost" take the packages and ship them to a town close to the addressee, then give them to the local post office so they can have a little love too. Then the post office sends it to whoever it belongs to. In my case these packages arrive in Portland, then are sent to Newport, a little town about 40 miles south of us where they sit for a few days, then are given to the post office who sticks them in a sack and sends them back to Portland, where they are sorted and then sent to me the next day.

They could save lots of gas and energy if they would just give it to the mail guy in Portland in the first place. I don't get it.............

But Mrs. R_G will be thrilled when it comes in any case, I'm sure.

It used to be we bought little presents, or flowers, or whatever for our wives and girlfriends because we wanted to be nice, and yes, because we thought that if we did that we might well, "get lucky" that night. In today's world we still buy the little presents, or flowers, or whatever, but it's more in the hope that that night we'll get supper.

When did the world change?

I don't get it.
05-27-2015 03:20 PM
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RE: Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
If my hubby bought me a dang iron, I might have to bop him on the head with it.
But I bet Mrs R_G is nicer than I am. :grin:

Oh, and Amazon uses that system so you will get discouraged and sign up for their Amazon Prime; then they can magically ship to you next day.
Of course Amazon Prime will cost you a monthly fee. Crazy

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05-27-2015 03:44 PM
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RE: Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
I used to get my meds by mail; and they used Surepost for some.

I've given up on the post office. I've seen items track to the wrong post office and even go out for delivery in the wrong zip.
I've have priority mail take a week to go across town.

This is only a fragment of how the whole dang world is going nuts.

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05-27-2015 04:04 PM
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RE: Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
(05-27-2015 03:44 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  If my hubby bought me a dang iron, I might have to bop him on the head with it........

Does that mean no supper for Retired_Guy?
05-27-2015 06:53 PM
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RE: Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
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05-27-2015 10:03 PM
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(05-27-2015 04:04 PM)justMongo Wrote:  I used to get my meds by mail; and they used Surepost for some.

I've given up on the post office. I've seen items track to the wrong post office and even go out for delivery in the wrong zip.
I've have priority mail take a week to go across town.

We used to get meds by mail too until the postal carrier stole them and claimed they were delivered. Was home that day and went out to retrieve the mail right after I saw the truck pull away. Saw the mail truck turn the corner at the end of the street so no one had time to sneak in after him to steal my drugs. Drug company claimed we got it, after all the post office "delivered" it. Refused to refill prescription because we're only allowed to get a 90-day supply. Postmaster claimed they delivered it, have all trucks on GPS. Sure, we got mail that day but not the drugs. Bet he just scanned the package and tossed it in the back. If someone needs those meds to survive their only appeal is to have the doctor write a new script and pay full price at a drug store. I have switched all my bills to online only so I don't get anything in the mail. How many times I did get bills and find a convenient tear in the little window on the front revealing what was inside.

If I need a new debit card I just tell the bank to hold it and I go pick it up rather than sending it to me in the mail.

Anyway, thankfully work dumped that drug company and now we can pickup our stuff at a drug store.

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05-28-2015 01:37 PM
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(05-27-2015 03:44 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  If my hubby bought me a dang iron, I might have to bop him on the head with it.
But I bet Mrs R_G is nicer than I am. :grin:

Oh, and Amazon uses that system so you will get discouraged and sign up for their Amazon Prime; then they can magically ship to you next day.
Of course Amazon Prime will cost you a monthly fee. Crazy

Your comment reminds me of my husband on our 1st Anniversary back in 1971. The day of our Anniversary came and he apologized and said he forgot to buy a card - but he didn't forget to buy a present. Bear in mind I was hoping for a nice piece of jewelry or maybe some flowers. Instead he hands me a rectangle shaped brown paper sack that contained a "door mat" for the front porch. Sad Needless to say I was not impressed with his "common sense" approach to gift giving.
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(05-28-2015 03:47 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:  Your comment reminds me of my husband on our 1st Anniversary back in 1971. The day of our Anniversary came and he apologized and said he forgot to buy a card - but he didn't forget to buy a present. Bear in mind I was hoping for a nice piece of jewelry or maybe some flowers. Instead he hands me a rectangle shaped brown paper sack that contained a "door mat" for the front porch. Sad Needless to say I was not impressed with his "common sense" approach to gift giving.

Did you need a door mat?



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(05-28-2015 04:19 PM)AlanE Wrote:  
(05-28-2015 03:47 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:  Your comment reminds me of my husband on our 1st Anniversary back in 1971. The day of our Anniversary came and he apologized and said he forgot to buy a card - but he didn't forget to buy a present. Bear in mind I was hoping for a nice piece of jewelry or maybe some flowers. Instead he hands me a rectangle shaped brown paper sack that contained a "door mat" for the front porch. Sad Needless to say I was not impressed with his "common sense" approach to gift giving.

Did you need a door mat?

Not really, at least I didn't think we did. But hubby being a practical sort thought we did, so that is what he purchased. We laugh about it now but it wasn't funny then. In hubby's defense he grew up in a wonderful family but there was not an emphasis on gift giving occasions.
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RE: Sometimes I think the world has gone mad.
Well the good news is the iron came today! I was out of the house for awhile when it came. I called home and Mrs. R_G was understandably having a difficult time hiding her enthusiasm and excitement. When I asked what she was doing, she simply said she was thinking of where to put the iron when I come home.

I love present day.
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