I have no time whatsoever for the many kinds of total moron we all come in contact with from time to time, especially those of the lazy variety.
Amazon.co.uk had promised me via email last week, to expect the delivery of my new second-hand laptop today. Unbeknown to me I could have had it a day earlier but for one simple reason. Yesterday morning I had got up from working on my WIP to head out into the hallway to go to the bathroom, passing my front door in the process, which by the way is less than twelve feet from where this chair is situated, through an always open door. What do you think I found on the floor directly below my letter box? To my complete surprise I had been left one of those totally infuriating “sorry but you weren’t in when we called” cards, which certain individuals such as some of the postmen around here, and now it appears a delivery driver as well, like to use.
You would naturally assume that anyone with half a brain should have realised that if they press a doorbell and don’t hear it ringing, that the next thing to do is to knock loudly on the door – right? Well apparently that didn’t apply to this particular moron, who for the moment is still employed by APC Nationwide Next Day Delivery here in the UK – but not for much longer if I have any say in the matter. Quite clearly the management haven’t bothered to drum the aforementioned into their driver’s thick skull?
Fortunately the card did have the businesses online address along with the consignment number for my laptop on it. I immediately went online and arranged for them to deliver it this morning, Tues 12th, between 8 and 10am. The pity of it was that the online form I filled in had no comments box. Had there been one, I think you all know what I would have said to them in no uncertain terms.
Hopefully by the time you read this I’ll have it out of its packaging and charging up, having listened out for the moron’s second appearance from 8 until 10 am this morning. God help APC if it doesn’t arrive!!!
If you are wondering why another laptop? Being a full time writer, every one I have ever owned is always in constant use. Meaning that I wear one out, roughly every eighteen months to two years. There is one notable exception to the rule. My ‘old faithful’ Gladys, the six year old Windows 7 powered Vaio, who normally sits in semi-retirement in the cupboard beside me, precisely for situations like this. Gladys just keeps on keeping on, even though its now falling apart and takes about half an hour these days to start up, bless its tired electronic heart. As well as that, none of its connecting ports or it’s disk drive unit are working anymore. It’s the one I’m writing this blog post on. My newer one lost the ability to connect to the internet the other day, hence the need for another.
PS – I can’t wait until I receive the inevitable ‘please rate our service’ email from APC. Apart from the simple fact that I wasn’t expecting to receive the laptop until today, by the time I’m finished with them, their ears will be burning I assure you. One thing they will soon learn, is don’t send any more morons to my door. Another is don’t mess with this old boy or the actual specified delivery date of his goods ever again!
It’s 06.53am. The two hour delivery window starts in just over an hour from now…