May 9th, 2008|
|03:46 am - FUCK YOU FEDEX|
Tags: memorable, tech
I am posting from my new Black MacBook... which was not without its trials and tribulations.
You see, FedEx apparently hates me. After kicking it around in customs for 14+ hours, the driver then proceeded to come to my house and NOT find the 5 story building where I lived. This got it sent back Wednesday. I called and had this nonsense sorted through, with the promise that it would be delivered tomorrow (Thursday) before 5pm.
So Thursday hits, and I watch the Tracking page. Truck hasn't left yet by 10... 11... 12... 1... 2... 3... finally I call to ask when exactly my package will be leaving.
...déjà vu. Why was it not delivered Thursday? No idea; it just wasn't.
I came to realize that apparently these idiots could not be trusted to do their jobs, and I wasn't going to risk them pushing it past the weekend. So I decide to pick the damn thing up myself.
It is, of course, by the airport. One hour away by bus ;/ But fine, so be it. Two hours roundtrip travel is still shorter than 24 hours, so off I go.
I finally arrive (missing my stop, of course), only to find myself at FedEx City. Apparently this is their North American hub, and it's fucking MASSIVE. Planes and trucks and big-ass buildings as far as the eye can see. It took a while just to find a door; the place was a fortress.
Thankfully, I was not jerked around once I got this far. I was given my dear package, and took the long-ass busride home. Tough to do with a huge package on your lap, but the satisfaction alone held me strong.
And now, after a night of setup and file-transferring, I am here online. This thing is fast as hell, views any video I can throw at it, has over 3x the hard drive space of my old laptop, and is beautiful to boot. It also has a webcam built in, so anyone reading this feel free to harass me for videochat. Just be warned that I am quite the scruffmuffin at the moment, so set expectations low if you choose to harass me thusly ;]
And so, the story ends happily, with my laptop safe in my hands. After long trials and troubles, it is finally here and it is as wonderful as I had hoped.
Any sketchy people who would have tried to take this laptop on the bus would have faced a wrath the gods themselves have never seen ;)
WOOO HOOO!!!!!!! GO, GO, Power-BOOOOoook!!!
this is like an epic tale of
two people one people and one computer meant to be but tossed around by the fates, FORCED TO STRUGGLE IN ORDER TO FIND ONE ANOTHER!!!
it's so romantic. *sniffle*
"Scruffmuffin" sounded more flattering than "dirty hobo" ;]
my grandmother used to call us "ragamuffins".
i'm sure she called us that to avoid having to call us "dirty hobos".
YAY shiny laptop! ♥ Congrats!
FedEx jerks us around like that all the time, though. My favourite is when they claim they've made a delivery attempt and never actually come anywhere near the apartment building. This is usually on Day 2.
i plan on purchasing the same.
when are you free?
I don't have the damnedest idea.
I don't think until the 20th, but I know June should be a LOT more clear.
As for the computer... the more I use it, the more I love it. I even love small things like how the keyboard feels.
we are computer twins! hoorah!
also my roommate has a black macbook, which makes finding my computer in the mornings a little difficult :P