UPS De-coder Ring Please

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by OTHRider, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    @UPSed I"m sure you can help.

    I tried to fly in two special bearings from TN via Next Day Air. Nothing at 10am and still nothing.........

    So, what does it "really" mean when they say -

    06/12/2018 7:54 A.M. A mechanical failure has caused a delay. We will update the delivery date as soon as possible.

    I feel like telling the customer that a UPS truck ran over the crate, got hi-centered, caught fire and the bearings melted in a pool of shiny metal. I don't think anything will calm him as he is paying the Fire Marshall $2,600 a day for a pumper hookup and fire watch on his building while his fire pump is waiting on bearings.


    Man, oh man, do I love my job!
     
    Mikie, pperrelle, Faust29 and 3 others like this.
  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Good luck @OTHRider! On a somewhat analogous note, there is a vastly substantial difference between a Certified Arborist and a Consulting Arborist, and the customer doesn’t give a Sh!t how or why as long as he gets what he pays for, I mean needs, eh?
     
    Mikie, pperrelle, Faust29 and 3 others like this.
  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Hard to say. At 7:54 a.m. I would imagine it would be on a truck headed towards whatever hub services your area. Got a tracking number?
     
    Mikie, pperrelle, Faust29 and 2 others like this.
  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Think "Castaway."

    Wait, that was FedEx. Never mind. :whistling:
     
    Racer X, Mikie, pperrelle and 3 others like this.
  5. OTHRider

    OTHRider Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '14 Giant TCX SLR2 Cross Bike
    I was just venting......tracking shows is left Ontario at 7:48 for delivery. I normally wouldn't say anything, but after my customer's 8th call since 10am, it felt like fun.

    I think this is the 3rd time in 20 years I've politely reminded him that a building so large could really benefit from a backup pump. In two more days, he will have paid the Fire Marshall enough to buy that pump.
     
    mtnbikej, Mikie, pperrelle and 4 others like this.
  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Sounds like the plane had a mechanical then. We leave the building at 8:30 so any Next Day Air would have to be there by 8 o'clock.

    I've had customers argue about weather delays in the past. They tell me there is no significant weather between Colorado and here. I tell them it goes to Louisville first then back to California. Of course their response is well that's stupid.

    I actually like to track certain packages to better understand a delay. There are all kinds.
     
  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Well, that's stupid.
     
    Mikie, Luis and OTHRider like this.
  8. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Just like us, we are packages, gotta go to the hub first... DFW, ATL, et al....

    "That's stupid!"
     
    mtnbikej, SnakeCharmer, Mikie and 3 others like this.
  9. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    I’d chime in but it might just...
    “be stupid”.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - coder Ring Please
  1. rossage
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    204
  2. DangerDirtyD
    Replies:
    35
    Views:
    1,780
  3. mike
    Replies:
    25
    Views:
    1,098
  4. BBJohn
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    383