||[Jun. 20th, 2001|11:13 am]
UPS came to deliver my laptop while I was in the house, awake even, and I didn't hear them and they left a note on the door saying they'll come back tomorrow.|
BTW, this is post #6,000 of mine. Special, isn't it?
Wow, if you call the UPS tracking number they ask you to say, not enter, your InfoNotice number. I didn't even speak clearly and it detected it perfectly ... right on.
But ... I can't go pick up my laptop today. It stays on the truck to be delivered tomorrow. I'm going to be sitting in the front yard tomorrow in a lawn-chair drinking a beer at 10:29 waiting for him. Grrr.
2001-06-20 11:24 am (UTC)
UPS voice recognition.
I was amazed at how accurate that thing is.
I read the number on a cell phone in a noisy room, and without making any effort to speak clearly, and it still managed to get it perfectly.
One of the best examples of voice recognition I've seen in actual use yet.
1) the #6000 thing worked just as I hoped.
2) Bran Van 2000 is catchy
3) I once called the UPS tracking thing and was surprised, just like you. So I kept calling back and speaking in weird fucked up accents and it got it every time. Was so amazing. I love shit like that.
one of my co-workers, penguinx
has gone off on UPS several times. he's actually taken a habit of taking time off work just to avoid any "complications" with UPS.
2001-06-20 11:26 am (UTC)
I'm going to be sitting in the front yard tomorrow in a lawn-chair drinking a beer at 10:29 waiting for him.
Doesn't sound like such a bad prospect.
I wonder how manly LJers will be driving by your house at 10:29 just to see you out there in the lawn chair ..
FedEx does this to me all the time. Alright...it's mid morning, my truck is the only car in *any* drive way (that should say I'm home right?) and the fucker walks up doesn't knock and sticks a note on the door, "We couldn't deliver your package because a signature is required." I'm sitting in the damn livingroom, I just happen to walk up the stairs and see him drive off...I open the door and there is the note...he never knocked, not once, my dog would have been at the door in a second, even if my deaf ass couldn't hear it.
I called FedEx, I sorta half went off and somehow they got him to bring it back that afternoon. It pissed him off cause he knocked ONCE and set the box down and left...I never even signed for it!
Bad service angers me...if you don't like your job I say go find another one...stop taking it out on other people...
FedEx sucks. They do it to me too. I was actually in the backyard. Came around the side of the house and watched he never even took the package outta the truck just did the note I caught him and was like excuse me...sigh people suck. :o)
I think it has to do with the driver. FedEx in Bakersfield was great, he even came back by when he missed us one day. But our UPS guy was a bitch. He wouldn't take it by my office, and he was mad at me when he had to come back to my apartment because he left the stuff on his truck an extra day.
2001-06-20 03:09 pm (UTC)
I've had that happen, and I've called UPS and told them to take the package off the truck and hold it at the UPS terminal. I'm there at 9am the next morning when they open the doors. They put the package in my hand and I'm happy.
2001-06-20 04:14 pm (UTC)
for more neat voice recognition goodness call 1-800-555-TELL. quite a valuable tool when you're out and about.. too bad they took the restaurant section offline :(
2001-06-20 04:16 pm (UTC)
fun with shipping
I just had a similar experience Monday with Airborne Express. Sig required, they came at 9:30, I was still sleeping, left a note on the door. I wake up at 10, see the note, call. They say it should be redelivered by 5, maybe even by noon. Driver finally shows up at 6.
But all this is nothing compared to what I had to put up with from UPS at school. Dorm front desk won't sign for it, and I'm never there when UPS is. I would ask for it to be redelivered to my office on campus, where there's always someone to sign, and it would usually take several days for them to finally deliver it there. Grr.