I would be the first person to admit that math is not a strength of mine. If I were to be totally honest, I occasionally use my fingers for basic addition and subtraction. And I have to write out tougher problems in the air so I can see to carry the 1 and so on.
But does anyone else see the issue I'm taking with UPS over their questionable mathematical figuring regarding some books I'm having shipped from Barnes & Noble?
Your package is on time with a scheduled delivery date of 01/07/2009.
Tracking Number: 1Z 181 269 1X XXXX XXX X
Status: In Transit - On Time
Scheduled Delivery: 01/07/2009
Shipped To: IOWA CITY, IA, US
Shipped/Billed On: 12/31/2008
Service: 3 DAY SELECT
Weight: 2.80 Lbs
Do you follow? Ordered it on 12/31. THREE DAY SELECT. On Time, it says. To be delivered 1/7.
Three day select. Well, we could choose to get it to you on Jan. 3. Or Jan. 4. But how about seven days after you ordered it.
Even accounting for the holiday, it's still not anywhere on time, according to MY calculations. Unless you're telling me UPS doesn't work weekends. A quick search of Google (gotta love this world wide web of ours!) shows that a lot of people don't think UPS works much at all. There are all sorts of class action suits out there based on UPS horror stories. One site claimed that Google tallied more than 4.5 million sites out there referencing the phrase "UPS sucks." Another coined the phrase, "Look what brown can screw up for you."
So they have until Wednesday to wow me. I'm already the opposite of wow'ed. I don't have high expectations.
At this point I think I'd just like to get all four of my books delivered with covers and pages intact. And while I still remember what I ordered.