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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Friday, GN!

While I can understand some folks being annoyed that UPS -- a company which I think by and large does an extraordinary job -- didn’t get their packages delivered on time, I’m already weary of the way UPS is being bashed.

They were hit with an unanticipated volume of last-minute online purchases, plus had to deal with some weather-related issues. Frankly, I mostly place the blame on idjit customers who ordered stuff at the last minute.

It’s Christmas, you jackholes! If it was important to you, y’all should have taken care of your gift ordering sooner.

And now, of course, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D -- Connecticut) has weighed-in:

“I call on UPS to do the right thing and provide refunds to people whose Christmases were a little less cheery as a result of their late deliveries.”

Hey, Senator: you pieces of sh¡t haven’t passed a budget in years, the economy’s still a disaster, ditto ObamaCare and you’ve done squat about Fast & Furious, the NSA, the IRS, Benghazi and other real scandals. Why don’t you and your fellow legislators -- all of whom are in serious violations of your oaths of office -- “do the right thing” and commit seppuku?

That’d be the bestest “late” Christmas present evar.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Because there is nothing so tragic as not getting your gifts on time…just another one of life’s lessons.

Off to wok. I still feel not so good. Sniff.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sorry you’re still feeling carpy, Sven…and, as such, it’d be pretty unsporting to riff off of another typo.

Off to wok.

Just making sure I maintain my “Bad Gerbil” cred. 😉

Hope you feel better soon, señor!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven! Sorry you’re not feeling up to snuff, Sven.

Fatwa -- I read an article in the business section of my local paper that placed the blame on late deliveries squarely at the feet of merchandisers such as Amazon, 1-800 Flowers, and Kohl’s who promised that your last minute order would get there on time. The tone of the article is that merchandisers are encouraging bad behavior and shouldn’t be surprised at the results. The three I mentioned did step up and do the right thing by offering full refunds, plus $20 gift cards.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Thanks for that info, Paddy.

Still, I mostly blame the customers for waiting until the last minute. Which may, in large part, be due to having worked retail for many years as a yout’, which contributed significantly to my misanthropic tendencies.

To this day, I experience a delightful frisson calling-out folks who are unnecessarily rude to clerks and servers in my presence. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Dagnabbit!

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Wok. Sheesh.

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

or did you mean to type “Baksheesh”?

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago

Teh Birthday Party was grand in spite of the buffet table collapsing. and yeah, Cards Against Humanity ruled. I shoulda got the quadruple expansion set.

Kate
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Kate
7 years ago