The Daily Ping

Somehow, Ryan has written over 1 million Pings; Paul, just 60.

January 18th, 2009

A Personification of the USPS Online Tracking System

With all due apologies to Ryan’s comparison of online tracking options.

Me: Oh, I’d like 2 of these external hard drives. Let’s get it, Amazon!
Amazon (2 days later): Your order shipped. Here’s the USPS tracking info. Enjoy and thanks!
Me: Great! USPS, tell me what’s up.
USPS: We were told that we’d have a package for you. Thanks for using the United States Post Office – We Deliver For You!™
Me: Great.

Me (2 days later): Hm. USPS, how’s that package doing?
USPS: We were told that we’d have a package for you. It’s coming from Nevada. It should arrive sometime next week. Thanks for using the United States Post Office – We Deliver For You!™
Me: All right.

Me (next day): I wonder if that package has gone anywhere. USPS?
USPS: We were told that we’d have a package for you. It’s coming from Nevada. It should arrive sometime next week. Thanks for using the United States Post Office – We Deliver For You!™
Me: grumble

Me (next day): Damn it, USPS, I’d like to know if anything is going on with that package.
USPS: We were told that we’d have a package for you. It’s coming from Nevada. It should arrive sometime next week. Thanks for using the United States Post Office – We Deliver For You!™
Me: Thanks ever so much.

Posted in Everyday Life

Paul January 19, 2009, 2:16 pm

As a bonus, on one of my packages the dialog now looks like this.

Me: Where’s my package?
Amazon: We shipped it as we told you. Thanks!
USPS: What? Package? I have no idea what you’re talking about. That number? Who knows?

What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings

Last Week's Most Popular Pings

Let's be nice.

© 2000-2011 The Daily Ping, all rights reserved. Tilted sidebar note idea 'adapted' from Panic. Powered by the mighty WordPress.