Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Earlier Is Not Always Better

Forgive me while I whine.

I'm one of those people who has a water cooler and home delivery service.

I pay close attention to my scheduled deliveries.

Not only do I not want to run out of the 5 gallon bottle supply on hand, I like to receive the credit on my bill for the returned bottles.

Last month I didn't say anything when the delivery was a day early.

This month, and you can probably see where this is going, my route representative decided he wanted to deliver today instead of Friday.

It was a blessing in disguise that I was home, sitting at my desk working, and heard the air brakes on his truck. Something told me to get up and look. That it was probably the water dude and not FedEx or UPS.

I was right.

I met him at the top of my stairs and said/asked, "I didn't think you were coming until Friday?"

He replied, "Earlier is better!"

Really dude? Really? I don't think so.

Y'all should have seen the look on his face when I told him I wanted another bottle and had 3 to return.

I know he didn't want to walk back down 25 stairs, grab another 5 gallon bottle off of his truck, walk back up the stairs, and take 3 empties down but hey, customer service my friend. Customer service. If you had made your delivery as scheduled, I would have had the bottles waiting and the form filled out for how many I wanted this go around.

I'm debating whether I want to call on this. I won't say anything about his attitude. I just want to know if this is going to be on going thing.

My other whine for the day is did you hear Gil Grissom is leaving CSI? Leaving the show to pursue "other things". Not a sabbatical. A total departure. Best of luck to you Billy. My only fear is the show just won't be the same without you. We've already lost Sara and Warrick. Catherine, are you next?

Peace and Love Peeps.


wendy said...

that's too funny about the delivery guy. I'm glad you were home for that! I actually do think you should call though, because if you weren't home, you'd be out of need to press it for next time.

I agree w/ you on your previous post too - I hate listening to the news these days. Nothing good is on the news...

Ace C said...

Thank God he's leaving that show. I've been sick of seeing him for years. Maybe the'll cancel it if I'm a good boy. Spank me if you wanna, but get that boring guy off that boring show. I should tell you how I really feel.