Thursday, September 27, 2012

AusZealand Forever

 USPS sent my parcel to the wrong country.. !!
i was expecting a EMS parcel and it tracked it last night. it arrived in Australia instead of New Zealand.

My god... does that ever happen to anyone here?

and how long did that take you to resolve it?

i called USPS this morning, they told me to get sender to give them a call.

oh I understand your frustration. Hopefully it's just in transit. Maybe try to call NZ post and ask what's going on... they might be able to tell you if it's just a transit or not...Are you quite sure it is not just in Australia en route to New Zealand?

Right. I'm gonna call New Zealand.
i called USPS.. now i need to get the sender to call in order to re-direct... that is crazy.. how can they send to the wrong country.
I once sent something from US to South Korea and it was routed to South AFRICA. I called USPS and they put a trace and found the package then rerouted it to south korea

Who cares?
i googled the same issue last night. apparently it happens to a lot of ppl.
omg a nightmare! Especially when it's out of your control... Hopefully everything will be OK and you don't have to wait too long for your parcel to arrive at your place... sometimes it's the chasing around that's really annoying...
Wait, did the postal service mess up or did the seller misaddress the package?
Just leave it up to0 the post office
I sell internationally on occasion and the post office needs to type in the address info for priority and express mail. Australia and NZ are close together, so it's possible the representative typed it in wrong? Or through they were the same... As a second grade teacher for years, trust me lots of people don't know better. It also could have been sent to the wrong place altogether. USPS will probably only deal with the seller on claims so as long as he\she puts a tracer and the package is insured & tracked, it will end up where it's supposed to. What a headache!

A and N are close together? And you are a teacher?
I hope it gets dorted out asap..
I have a similar, well, worse experience with EMS. I sent wedding invitations in bulk to my parents in South Korea. Supposed to arrive in three business days. The package was sent to somewhere in Southern Asia (I never even found out where) and finally arrived at my parents' WEEKS later it was supposed to arrive, covered with MOLD and STUNK to high heaven. Apparently the package got wet at some point during the trip. Absolutely GARBAGE, and it was no use at that point anyway since it was a time-sensitive material. It was HELL trying to get a refund from USPS. I had to fill out many documents, make tons of phone calls, and wasted hours and hours at the post office dealing with exceptionally rude and/or lazy workers (there were a few exceptions.) It took me a solid YEAR to get a refund of paltry $75, barely what the invitations were worth.

Sorry about so many all-capital words, but it was such a nightmare that every time I think about it I get pissed off. Personally I would NEVER send anything valuable via EMS, not from the U.S. anyway. I trust DHL and have never had a bad experience with them, but I understand DHL isn't everywhere in the U.S.

OP, I'm really sorry about it and I do hope they straighten this out ASAP. Just my two cents, bug them like crazy until the problem gets solved. You really have to be pro-active in dealing with them. Document EVERYTHING. Was it time-sensitive?

No, it's ok if they take 5 years.
one of my parcel is now in Canada.... It should be sent to China....
You should tell the post office instead of this forum. Just saying.
The only way they can send it to the wrong country is if you didn't put in the right information. Are you certain you put the correct information?

Do you really believe that, Polly?
sent my package (the same package) twice to Australia instead of Austria, and I put the correct information and address. That is so annoying.
My uncle ordered something online one time and instead of it being sent to Virgina, it got sent to Venezuela. I can't remember what ended up happening with that package, but they sent him a new one once they realized what the problem was. Good luck OP, stuff like this really sucks :(

When you remember, be sure and let us know.
recently i had shipped an item to carambatta, australia. i wrote australia in all caps below the address and it was still shipped to canada. usps can be hopeless sometimes. another package is currently taking a century to be shipped to australia via priority mail after being sent on november 14.

Why don't you use some caps here too? Don't cost nothin'.
Well, I'm wrong then. I can admit it. :)
That's a load off.
Oh no, thats absolutely awful!! Who are you buying from?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring"

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

—Kahlil Gibran, in The Prophet

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Flick and Flack

Venus Rising

Adullamite Descending

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mo' Willie

Below: Video for "I'm A Memory"

Lost and Found

I am
I am

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Previous Pursuits

Willie Nelson, high school basketball player.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cajun Delights and Anorexia

Jambalaya the crawfish pieya or Billie gumbo.
I used to think those were the words and
Never cared enough to ever look
Them up.

I looked them up once and
You know what?
It really doesn't matter if you
Say file' instead of Beelay.

As gumbo is gumbo to your
Average K-Jun diner
Two three four.

I'm pretty sure it was Hank Williams
The father, not the oaf
Who sang that song or maybe
It was the Carpenters or maybe bof.

It is easy to get Hank and the sweet
Siblings confused is it not?
N'est pas, I mean, since KayJun
Is the lingo here ceci une.

Do you remember Tom Jones and
How the ladies used to throw panties
At him while he sang? If so
You are old.

I don't think they threw panties at
The Carpenters... did Richard ever
Sing or just Karen? ...a poser that.
No, no knickers lobbed at Karen.

We used to throw FOOD at her though
In hopes of making her gag or
If we were especially lucky even
Make her throw up on stage.

Jambalya indeed. Or, as Albert
Camus might have said "You can't
Create experience. You must
Undergo it." Well.

And didn't Albert suffer the slings and arrows
When he was onstage as they insulted him,
Swore at him in French. But he couldn't have
Been on stage, being a novelist by trade; Odd, that.

And if you don't eat for long enough
You will cease to experience anything
Anymore. Poor, poor Karen - she should have eaten the
Jambalaya instead of singing about it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pact with the Devil?

Who is the skinniest president you can remember in your lifetime? Every time you see him, he is visiting a restaurant and mingling. So why doesn't he get fat? Unfair, to say the least. I am not one to ever admit that exercise does any good, because I know it just doesn't. My theory is he's sold his soul. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Done Too Soon

Jesus Christ, Fanny Brice
Wolfie Mozart and Humphrey Bogart
And Genghis Khan
And on to H. G. Wells

Ho Chi Minh, Gunga Din
Henry Luce and John Wilkes Booth
And Alexanders King and Graham Bell

Ramar Krishna, Mama Whistler
Patrice Lumumba and Russ Colombo
Karl and Chico Marx
Albert Camus,

E. A. Poe, Henri Rousseau
Sholom Aleichem and Caryl Chessman
Alan Freed and Buster Keaton too

And each one there
Has one thing shared
They have sweated beneath the same sun
Looked up in wonder at the same moon
And wept when it was all done
For bein' done too soon
For bein' done too soon
For bein' done

1970 Prophet Music, Inc.
Neil Diamond

Sunday, September 2, 2012

King Louis

Today is Louis Bonaparte Day.

Yesterday a French King of Holland,
Today a Hollande French President.

(Thanks to Rob, and apologies to Gio Ve for the theft.)

Saturday, September 1, 2012