June 24th, 2008

When in doubt > Taylor

Post Office Update, Qwest/MSN, T-Mobile

Sorry I don't have a link right now. Recap on previous suck: I moved from Colorado Springs to Arvada, CO. I paid the $1 online a couple times to have my mail forwarded (and went in to the post office several times as well), but stuff still ends up going to the old apartment, hense friend forwarding me my mail. Said friend decided to put all such forwardings in a large envelope and do the automated computer postage thing at the PO. After like 2 weeks I hadn't gotten the package, she had been calling the post office to no avail, and finally got the package back at the apartment. It said 'not enough postage' even though she weighed it and paid for the postage already. Well we decided that sometime between the time she printed the sticker and put it in the mailbox (all of 3 seconds) postage increased so we chalked it up to a 'whatever' and tried again.

2nd attempt: She took it through the line and spoke to an actual person about mailing it to me. Paid for postage again, paid for insurance on it, etc. 3 weeks later I still hadn't recieved it, they lost record of her purchasing postage or insurance, and said there was nothing they could do. That we'd just have to wait and see if it ever showed up.

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At least they didn't suggest a burglar coming in and stealing my internet but come on! I know dial-up is a pain in the ass (BELIEVE ME! I know!) but I shouldn't have to uninstall, reinstall, reboot, rinse, lather, repeat every single day!
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Could have been major UPS suck

While I was home, UPS quietly tapped on my front door and left 126 pounds of packages (2 boxes containing a build-it-yourself couch a friend of mine had shipped to my house) in between my door and the side of a brick archway, blocking the front door from opening more than about 8 inches.

I was able to open the glass storm door enough to get my foot around so I could push the packages to the side and open the door, but if they left it one inch closer to my door I would have had to break the storm door to get out the front.

If it had been an emergency, or if I had been even more feeble than I am, could have been trouble. As it was, I just was left wondering how they expected me to get out to get my packages and why they didn't just put it on the other side of the door where I would actually be able to open the door.

Eh, no biggie, but hopefully someone will put "do not block access to door no matter what" in the UPS training manual.

Wait ... WHAT time do you close?

I'm on a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast in San Francisco. After our performances, a group of us usually go somewhere to get a bite to eat. Our shows start at midnight, so obviously we tend to patronize 24-hour restaurants, or at least ones that are open very late.

In April, we had a special Friday night show. (We usually only perform on Saturdays.) My best friend flew up from L.A. to perform in it. Her hotel was across the street from Mel's Drive-In on Van Ness, which had a posted closing time of 4:00am on weekends. Since our usual restaurant was well out of the city, the people in my car decided to go to the diner so my friend could go right back to her hotel afterwards.

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I tried writing a letter to corporate, but couldn't find their address. So I wrote to the management of this restaurant. Never heard back.