Friday, January 7, 2011


Let me specify right at the beginning that the mistake was mine.  However ...

Back in mid December I ordered two used (pre-owned?)books from Amazon.  My error was that while I thought I’d ordered two different books, I actually ordered two of the same.  When the second one came in, I realized what had happened, so I called Amazon to find out how to return the second copy.  I explained the situation, and was told to send the supplier an email using the Amazon site.  I was told that it would take three days for the supplier to get back to me.  And so I sent the email.  This was the Tuesday before Christmas.  Let’s see -- Wednesday, Thursday, Fri - oops, don’t count Friday; that’s Christmas eve.  So I figured I wouldn’t hear before the following Monday.

The week between Christmas and New Years -- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday I heard nothing, so I called Amazon again, and went through the whole sad story again.  “Send another email,” I was told.  “Oh, and it will take about three days.  Here we go again.  Thursday, Monday, Tuesday... guess what?  Nothing.  So I called Amazon once more.  “You’ll have to file a claim.”  But the fellow did walk me through that process.  “Oh, and by the way, it will take about three days.”  Yeah!  I’ll let you know how this turns out.

Let’s change the tone with a bit of humor --

These are actual comments made by 16 Police Officers. The comments were taken off actual police car videos around the country:

"Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you." 

 "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?" 

 "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"

 "Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

1 comment:

  1. I figure, if I don't want cops making jokes to me, don't invite them to stop by my car sometime.