November 19th, 2005

Truck Tipping
  • molkat

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We've been having trouble with UPS since we've moved into our apartment two years ago. We have two different delivery people, one for the afternoon and one in the evening. The afternoon guy is fine, no issues but the evening one is too lazy to bring packages to people's doors. When she's not feeling like doing her job she stops off at the office right before it closes and drops off all of her deliveries. Then if she's in the mood will put a notice on your door. As a result by the time she puts the notice on your door the office is closed and you can't get your package until the next; a major problem if you paid for next day or overnight delivery. She could have at least dropped them off at a time when the office wouldn't be closing so we'd have a chance to walk down and get it.

Yeah, UPS got an earful about how when we pay to use their service we expect them to deliver to our door if we are home. Also that if we pay extra to get it delivered earlier, we don't receive that service if our package is dumped off somewhere we don't have access to. This is the same driver that when I had ordered a new computer the driver called and claimed she couldn't get into the building making me go down and carry the thing up to my apartment. Bullshit, you have an access card to get in to the building. Also just last week she tried to dump a package off at my door for a different apartment and rolled her eyes when I pointed it out to her. Not my job to correct your mistakes and escort the package to the right apartment. If she doesn't want to carry packages up and down stairs then maybe UPS isn't the right job for her.
  • tekan

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After reading this post I was reminded of my own dissapointing trip to KFC.

After R and I had finished some of the errands we had to do that day we were a bit peckish, so we decided to stop at KFC. We go in because his driver side window won't go down and the staff is just kinda milling around in the back by the drive thru window. They didn't immediately come over to help us, but that was ok, we were looking at the menu. The girl that was at the register when we stepped forward to order seemed really annoyed that we came in, but got everything rung up and went back over to the drive thru window. We stepped back and waited, chatting quietly. Two or three minutes past and we noticed ... they weren't doing anything. We had three snackers and a large box of popcorn chicken, a fairly simple order I would've thought. They just milled around as far away from the counter as they could, two tried to look busy fiddling with the ovens. We weren't sure what to do, so we just watched them a bit more than we had been. More minutes passed and more people had come in. No one stepped forward to take their order and this big dude leaned down to look past the buffet they have up there and said really loud, "Anyone working back there today!?" The workers kinda glared at him and kept to their milling until he said, "Hey, you've got customers over here!" Then a manager ran out of the back and started ordering the employees to get to it. Our stuff magically appeared seconds later and we left. We probably should've been a little more forward about wanting our stuff, but we weren't in any hurry.

On the way home I opened my popcorn chicken and tasted it. Really old and tasted strongly of gravy, but I ate it anyway because it wasn't worth dealing with them again. The snackers were good and hot. R was upset about it, but just said we'd never go there again instead of making a fuss. It was completely different from my experiences where I used to live, but I suppose with the area its in, we're lucky we got our food correctly.

This was over a month ago, btw.
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Dear Kitchen Staff at McDonalds,

Why do you think "Extra Pickles" is synonymous with "Extra Ketchup" and "Extra Onions"? It was oozing out of the burger from when I opened the package.

Wishing you would learn to read,