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GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
2/20/24 1:44 p.m.

Bought a new mattress from Saatva and had it delivered last Thursday.

Haven't been able to actually sleep on it since it stinks so badly. Whole house reeks from it.

Just called them to refund our money and pick it up.

Now we get to shop for another mattress again.

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/20/24 2:36 p.m.
wae said:

This sales rep keeps telling me that this presentation from a vendor is showing a cost of two cents per each.  My afternoon project is to find a way to explain to this guy that $0.099 is not just under two cents but a tenth of a penny less than a dime without using the words "moron", "dipE36 M3", "dumbass", "idiot", or "E36 M3 for brains".

I am having a serious case of writer's block.

Has he never bought gas?

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
2/20/24 2:42 p.m.
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) said:

Bought a new mattress from Saatva and had it delivered last Thursday.

Haven't been able to actually sleep on it since it stinks so badly. Whole house reeks from it.

Just called them to refund our money and pick it up.

Now we get to shop for another mattress again.

This was revolutionary for us

 

https://sleepez.com/

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
2/20/24 2:45 p.m.
tuna55 said:

This was revolutionary for us

https://sleepez.com/

I will second this. Best mattress.

GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
2/20/24 2:54 p.m.
Beer Baron said:
tuna55 said:

This was revolutionary for us

https://sleepez.com/

I will second this. Best mattress.

The wife wants to lay on the mattress before buying so will be getting local. Unless they have a showroom around Chicago??

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
2/20/24 5:43 p.m.

Holy tar I say this in every single talk I give but dealing with external data that is in SAP/Excel and in peoples heads is problematic. I can align data with the best of the Excel wizards but SQL is so much easier to merge. Even I use Excel when I need something done fast and I need to stop that.  

Also I just did a 4 terabyte transfer to AWS and my god is the speed amazing when it's all properly setup. That number is going to grow 10x and hit weekly.  It's almost to easy to use. 

USPS said it delivered a large package from Amazon at 0734 this morning.

Except they didn't.

No package ever showed up. Amazon says to wait until tomorrow because "most customers find their package within 24 hours. " Find it where? Is it going to fall out of my ass? 

Riiiiight.

So I start a claim on USPS. 

Why do I have to tell the USPS what type of package it is? Shouldn't they already know that from the tracking number? Besides "Parcel Select" is not listed.

I get all the way to the end, submit my claim and get this:

 

Go berkeley yourself USPS

And a another one because I'm in a sharing mood tonight.

 

Me, before we left Tampa: "Make sure you keep track of all the furniture hardware so we know where it's at when we unpack in NM.

GF: "Oh, I know right where I put it."

Me, today after getting 2hrs of sleep, working all day then unloading a 28ft semi trailer of our crap: "Where did you put the hardware? I want to make sure we can put the bed together so we don't have to sleep on the horrible air mattress again."

GF: "I'm pretty sure I put it in *specific box* but I can't find the hardware in that box."

Me: "See that's why I always put the hardware in a ziplock then tape it to the piece of furniture it belongs to."

GF: "... "

 

I guess we get to sleep on the floor tonight. Sweet. 

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
2/20/24 9:05 p.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

I sometimes think that is far more on Amazon than USPS. Especially when they have trucks constantly running around. Put the delivery on one of your trucks instead of panning it off on someone else. 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
2/21/24 8:48 a.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

Amazon still doesn't deliver directly in many rural areas.  Most of the time USPS gets the job.

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
2/21/24 8:51 a.m.

How is it that after using the same toilet several times a day for the last 4 years I cannot get the handle to stick so it runs constantly, but people who use it rarely manage to make it stick EVERY berkeleyING TIME? And never notice that it's stuck?

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
2/21/24 8:59 a.m.

Bonus rant, and a reminder why I berkeleying hate American corporate medicine. 

Spent $3500 I don't have, so I'm paying almost 30% interest on it, for a bunch of tests I didn't want to find out I have Hodgkin's lymphoma. It's been a week now that my test results are in, still haven't heard from my berkeleying doctor about it. "Oh I'll call as soon as the results are in" lying vajajay.

Also coming up on 5 weeks I've been trying to get ahold of the local physical therapy chain for my berkeleying back. Every time I call it just rings, for minutes on end. My doctor's office has faxed over orders twice now, still crickets. Only local one that takes my insurance, so I'm kinda stuck dealing with them. 

When I am king, heads will literally roll.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
2/21/24 8:59 a.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

USPS tracking system sucks. I suspect because their carriers have so much stuff to move, that they aren't really able to log things correctly. This is compounded when it's Amazon interpreting data from USPS that means something different from what Amazon normally logs.

What I see happen a lot is a package being marked as "delivered" when it is recorded being put on the truck to go out for delivery. Especially if it's smaller and going on the regular mail-route truck. So really that means its out for delivery and will show up with the rest of your mail.

So... did it get delivered later?

GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
2/21/24 9:10 a.m.

FWIW: A Verlo coil spring mattress was purchased last night. Issue is they don't have Cal King ones in stock so has to be built.

Another 2-5 weeks till it arrives.

Stinky Saatva mattress is now in the garage till they pick it up.

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/21/24 10:03 a.m.
Toyman! said:

Well, the post office surprised me. I sent the complaint in at around 9 am. They have already contacted me to verify the tracking data so they can speak to the employee who dropped the box at the door. Carriers are not allowed to drop packages at closed businesses. So, they apparently have at least one competent employee.

Here's a PDF of the USPS complaint process from the GAO. https://www.gao.gov/assets/720/714529.pdf

If they are actually interested in tracking their complaints, then we need to get busy filing them. Maybe with enough prodding, they can fire some of the dead weight and improve. 

 

To close this out, the USPS sent me a survey to fill out in reverence to how they handled the complaint I filed. I gave them a fairly glowing review due to the prompt response. Now if they could just get some decent people in the field. 

 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/21/24 12:25 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

In most areas they've made it a miserable place to work. Our local office has a handful of people trying to hang on to retirement, then a rotating cast of placeholders that quickly move on. 

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/21/24 12:54 p.m.
RevRico said:

How is it that after using the same toilet several times a day for the last 4 years I cannot get the handle to stick so it runs constantly, but people who use it rarely manage to make it stick EVERY berkeleyING TIME? And never notice that it's stuck?

For the last day I'd been noticing (because for some reason my ears are tuned to it and The Dancer's are not...) that the downstairs toilet (which she primarily uses) has been running nearly constantly. Finally pulled the tank lid this morning after the third time I'd heard it just running constantly and found that one of the 'ears' on the plastic flapper that holds it to the toilet itself had broken. 

The Good: It's a stupidly common and cheap part. Hell, I likely have a spare (since I replaced the upstairs one with a fancier multi-flush setup) buried in the garage.

The Bad: The garage is a disaster and it will likely take me an hour+ searching to find it. I have too much to do already and cannot spare the 40 minutes or so it would take to go out to the hardware store to buy a new one, and while I could probably get one overnighted from Amazon that's just silly (and I want it fixed today because I hate wasting water & it annoys me).

The Engineer: You know what? Berk this, I own a 3D printer. Let's push some plastic!

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/21/24 1:24 p.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

I know. That seems to be the general theme with many government entities. Let's make life suck for all the employees so they can then spread that E36 M3 far and wide to make as many people miserable as possible. I figured the gent I talked to must have been new. His coworkers will suck the life out of him eventually so he'll behave like the rest of them.

Larger corporations have the same affliction. 

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
2/21/24 2:02 p.m.

In the Dungeons and Dragons game that I'm playing in, we're playing through a pre-publisched module. We have acquired a tavern to use as a home base.

The next stage of the story, we are supposed to prepare for the grand opening with the following tasks:

  • Interview, select, and hire bar and kitchen staff
  • Come up with entertainment, activities, or special draw for the grand opening
  • Go around to the local businesses and chat with them to build up interest in our bar.

I'm looking at the group going, "Guys. No. I can't do this. This is *literally* my job. These are actual tasks that are on my agenda for the next 6 weeks. This is literally what I am coming here to get AWAY from..."

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/21/24 3:09 p.m.

In reply to Beer Baron :

Kind of the same reason carpenters don't build things at home. That's what they do for 40+ every week.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
2/21/24 3:19 p.m.
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) said:
Beer Baron said:
tuna55 said:

This was revolutionary for us

https://sleepez.com/

I will second this. Best mattress.

The wife wants to lay on the mattress before buying so will be getting local. Unless they have a showroom around Chicago??

Break the rule.

 

I built a nice bed for ours, and it was years and years ago. Basically ever night I lay down on it and go "wow, this is really, really nice"

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/21/24 3:36 p.m.

My company changed the licensing agreement / revision level of the most important application I use (Minitab statistical software) and somehow I wasn't included in the push even though I'm well known to them as a super user based on their own transaction logs. 

Our corporate IT guy sends me instructions for the fix in what I believe is Klingon (perhaps Romulan, not sure) so I physically visit our in-house IT guy and I get the same unintelligible drivel.

If us non IT "professionals" actually understood what you guys were talking about there would be no need to employ you.

Slow the berk down, assume nothing, and realize that YOUR JOB is to make the tech work not just barf out some B.S. jargon and call it a day.

I just looked it up...ˈt͡ɬɪ. ŋɑn xol translates to "I'm a frustrating piece of berk" in Klington.  

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
2/21/24 3:51 p.m.
tuna55 said:
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) said:
Beer Baron said:
tuna55 said:

This was revolutionary for us

https://sleepez.com/

I will second this. Best mattress.

The wife wants to lay on the mattress before buying so will be getting local. Unless they have a showroom around Chicago??

Break the rule.

Yes. They have an incredibly good return policy because they know you won't use it. I don't think there is a way with current technology to build a better mattress.

If it's not quite right and you need to adjust firmness slightly, you can. It's three layers of latex foam. You can swap out the order they're in and how firm each one is. You can dial it in perfectly.

Sarah Young
Sarah Young Copy & Design Editor
2/21/24 4:39 p.m.

If you borrow someone's car and the gas is running low, you should stop and get some before you return it.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/21/24 5:03 p.m.
Sarah Young said:

If you borrow someone's car you should stop and get some before you return it.

FTFY.

 

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