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Oh Courier Post, why u so ineffectual? - Tactical Ninja

May. 13th, 2014

10:17 am - Oh Courier Post, why u so ineffectual?

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So yesterday I sent out the texts telling my clients I'm not shearing any more. I haven't yet managed to find a replacement for myself, but if I'm serious about doing it there has to be a cutoff point, and I wanted to give people time to find someone else before winter crutching comes round. I have feelers out all over the place but naturally, if you know anyone you'd recommend, I'd love to hear about it.

The response was nicer than I'd hoped, everyone was pretty cool with it, which I'm pleased about. So yeah, end of an area. I guess 9 years is enough.

Meanwhile, The Girl With All The Gifts continues to deliver. Good read, thoroughly recommend it, I can see a gut wrench coming and I haven't even finished it yet.

Meanwhile meanwhile, I had a parcel on the way from Hazelmade that had taken over a week to arrive. I enquired, she enquired, and we discovered that CourierPost has returned it to her because "The address provided was in a business district but didn't have a business name." I am trying to work out how this is an excuse to fail to deliver something. I mean, I gave the street address and the level of the building that the parcel needed to go to. One of the levels of this building is apartments, so they don't even *have* a business name. I get parcels to this address all the time, including ones from CourierPost.

So why is this one a fail? I call bullshit. The track and trace thing says it didn't even leave the depot near where it was collected, in Otorohanga.

*muttermutter*

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From:pombagira
Date:May 12th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
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yeah i have had issues with Courierpost and their inabiliby to actually deliver.. untill you phone them up and growl or in my case use the dog obedence voice.. *coughs*.. apprently 175 Vivan Street is difficult to find.. *rolls eyes*.. yeah nar...

so what pretty did you get from Hazelmade??
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From:tatjna
Date:May 12th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Well, nothing yet, obviously. But eventually, it'll be a hoodie top.

Your work is hard to find, but mostly because while the building's obvious, which door to go in is less so. Mine only has one door, and the address gives the level to go to. I just don't understand how they could claim not to be able to deliver it.
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From:anna_en_route
Date:May 12th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Mike Carey's Lucifer series of comics is also worth a read (the library has it or if you want it really quickly I've got all the trade paperbacks).

It's a spin-off from Neil Gaiman's sandman but it's worth reading in its own right.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 12th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, the basic premise for this story is very similar to The Last of Us, but I'm not sure if that's just coincidence since they are both quite recent.
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From:anna_en_route
Date:May 13th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
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The original short story (Iphigenia in Aulis) came out in 2012 which puts it before the release of the last of us but after development started.

so probably coincidence
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