Well, it's not so uplifting, but it ain't the usually stuff.
Today was spent in Hell, with amazon.com. Oh, and FedEx, too. Plus, i talked with the Post office, but they couldn't help.
College child # 2 needs book - desperately - for a course. Not available in stores. So, Amazon. Ordered a used copy from one of their suppliers (an independent, used book dealer. ships from their shop).
But HOW does it ship? Postal service address for college child is a college PO Box. FedEx does not deliver to PO Boxes. But I didn't know it was going FedEx. So, I gave the PO Box.
Book does not arrive.
Easter Day. No Book. Order a second used one. From amazon.com. Ask for expedited shipping. That will be UPS or FedEx, right? So, give the college package address (completely different, different format, etc).
They shipped it Postal service. But the PO doesn't deliver to that address.
Today: call, email, call, email.
two hours on the phone.
After two calls to FedEx, I finally discovered that I made a strategic, major, inordinately large blunder. i put the wrong zip code.
I emailed my apologies to the book supplier for whom i gave the wrong zip code (and whom had received two other "less-than-pleasant" previous emails from me) asking their forgiveness and offering to pay any additional charges to get this book out of a post office back room in the wrong town with the wrong zip code.
If the third order (from amazon.com, directly, not one of their used-book suppliers) does not arrive by Saturday before 2 pm, I will be in danger of upsetting the Dept. of Homeland Security.