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Why and Ow!

First, the why. WHY is my tea in Louisville KY?? It went from Indianapolis, EAST to Lexington KY, and has spent the last two days in Louisville (just to the WEST of Lexington). What is in Louisville that is vital to the delivery of my tea? Why is it hanging around in KENTUCKY?

And that leads us to OW OW OW OW OW OW.

No, not my back (I took drugs, it's down to muttering and I haven't had spasms since this morning). The postage rate hike. I'm curious to see the new BIG flat rate boxes, but the other priority hikes are right in the shorts. I'm probably going to have to totally adjust my shipping pricing throughout the store, and I haven't even LOOKED at the international rates yet. BAH. Stupid gas prices.

Speaking of gas prices, I talked to my boss and will probably move to a 2.5 day schedule so I'm driving in 3 days a week instead of 5. I think that will be good. I get more done in a full day that I seem to in two halfdays.

Also, some of the *cough* mysterious tampon related goods that I had ordered were not in stock, so there will be an even longer wait on those. (Though I may have some to play around with by next week. We'll see!)


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May. 6th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Did you get many responses from that?

I'm interested to see what the result was - ie what is the average length amongst the respondants?
May. 6th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
I got a good number of responses, and it seems to range between 3 inches and 6, including applicator. :P
May. 6th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Just to give you a extra heads up Ellen - postage rates will be going up EVERY May from now on. Not just because of gas prices but because the USPS wants to be more competitive with UPS and FEDex.
May. 6th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Louisville is a huge global shipping hub for UPS.
May. 6th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
because here in backwards Hoosier country all mail either ships south to Kentuck, or east to Ohio before shipping out to where it is going ...we don't have a major postal mail handling fac. here in good ole Hoosier country, at least that is what my post man keeps telling me....sheeshhh.

It is my main mailing bane, and causes many banging my head on the table sessions in my house when I check tracking on my orders.

When I order from Dickblick which is only 70 miles from me, my order always ships past me to Kentuck before making it's way back north to me...hecks bells they drive it past my house to get it to Kentuck...
no matter my fustrations the mysteries of the Indiana postal system live on
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