Friday, December 27, 2013



I've seen several stories about this situation on different news programs for the past couple days, and one thing they all seem to share is the lack of someone, anyone, saying: "You know, if I'd have ordered this stuff a week earlier, none of this would have happened."

Yes, I realize that UPS and FedEx said they'd get the package there by a certain date.

Has anyone consulted the terms and conditions posted on both company's sites? They aren't responsible for overwhelming demand and bad weather tying up their air shipments.

Frankly, I have little sympathy for these people. They ordered stuff at the last possible second during the busiest time of the year during winter with all it's problems with disabling storms and expect the best possible outcome? What happens if they send the wrong size/color/whatever?  Talk about your sense of entitlement - it's on display here big time.

So, cry me a river. Maybe next time you'll allow enough time to account for unexpected delays.


threecollie said...

There is that whole growing up thing too.....

drjim said...

Yep, if I had ordered the stuff for the new PC I'm building just ONE day earlier, I would have had it all by now.

Due to MY hesitation in ordering all of it at the same time, I won't have the processor and video card until January 2nd!

sob, sob, boo-hoo for me!

Earl said...

It wasn't so long ago, that the Sears Roebuck catalog was looked over and things ordered and paid for and then one waited. Now we order, wait and then pay for the items, if we are happy - we do have more choices, faster movements and ease of entire process, but without love it is nothing.

I do hope everyone got the good stuff from the heart.

jed said...

Oh, yeah, the wish book. Sears, Monkey Wards, and JC Penney too, IIRC.

I ordered some stuff on the 18th, and got it on the 23rd. I thought that was just fine. I guess that was before the flood.

Have to send something to my mother. Think I'll wait a few more days.