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Shipping-problems and successes
In a message dated 10/25/98 10:29:32 AM, McDaphnia at aol_com
<<I think to be fair, nearly all these delivery services do a good job
>>nearly all the time. It's just we remember the problem. >>
I think that this is the single most rational statement on this thread that
I've heard so far. There is one more thing that you can do to try and ensure
positive results-and that is to talk to your regular delivery person.
Everyone has a mailman who is the regular on your route, and I think that some
of the other specialty delivery services have the same person on a given route
(don't quote me on that, tho').
If you are using the USPS try letting your carrier know that you are expecting
live fish deliveries, and let him know how you want them handled. Most would
probably not mind giving you a call in the morning, and letting you pick up
the parcel at your local post office if you want, saving them a ride in a cold
truck, and possibly sitting outside until you get home. If that doesn't work
for you, you can have him leave it in a particular spot, or leave it with a
neighbor (make SURE they are going to be home if you do this). The point is,
the more you try and communicate, the better your chances are of a positive
outcome. Also, if your carrier DOES go out of his/her way to accommodate you,
there is nothing wrong with remembering them with a little folding green at
Christmas time. Also, if your carrier, or FED EX. person,etc. does something
extra, a letter of commendation addressed to their supervisor is always nice.
I guess it all boils down to the old saying," You catch more flies with honey
than vinegar." Also, if your parcel is delayed at the airport in Chicago,
you're not going to accomplish anything by yelling at your delivery person in
Just my 2 cents worth.