|Tues||21-07-20 9:39||United Kingdom||Label Created|
|Tue||21-07-20 20:30||Bristol, UK||Shipped|
|Tue||21-07-20 22:27||Tamworth, UK||Arrived at Facility|
|Wed||22-07-20 7:35||Tamworth, UK||Departed from Facility|
|Wed||22-07-20 19:00||Finglas, IE||Arrived at Facility|
|Thu||23-07-20 3:00||Finglas, IE||Departed from Facility|
|Thu||23-07-20 8:54||Waterford, IE||The address is incomplete|
|Thu||23-07-20 16:12||Gave them Eircode||Change is in progress.|
|Fri||24-07-20 2:00||Waterford, IE||Arrived at Facility|
|Fri||24-07-20 9:00||Waterford, IE||Delivery by end of day|
|Mon||27-07-20 9:00||Waterford, IE||Delivery by end of day|
Some time between 23-07-20 3:00 Finglas and 23-07-20 08:54 Waterford, my parcel was at perihelion to where it wanted to finish up. But it whooshed past at full Doppler . . .receding towards Waterford. Later that day it went for a jaunt through the next county. Being in the wrong county, it never arrived here. That's when I first phoned the customer service line. I spoke the tracking number to their robot and s/he [sounded like a shebot] repeated it back to me, so I know their system had captured it. Eventually I got through to a real person [sounded Irish] but I had to repeat my tracking number >arrrgh<. I offered my Eircode, and he took it but was told that UPS marched to a different drummer; using Eircodes only as a last resort. Eircode was and is a huge boondoggle but it's a nationally rolled out boondoggle that is now seamlessly linked to, say, Google maps.
Friday 24/07 UPS.COM promised us delivery by the end of the day.
Monday 27/07 UPS.COM promised us delivery by the end of the day.
Tuesday 28/07 it was "Your package has arrived at a local UPS location and is still being processed for delivery." So I phoned again, got my tracking number bot-registered but had to say it again to the human operative [sounded Bangalore, female] but when she asked me to repeat the number, I hung up. Richard Feynman has a story about getting paid an honorarium for doing a bit of public speaking. He said he'd accept but only on condition he'd only have to sign his name 13 times. But the necessary bureaucracy required . . . 14 signatures! So
STOP PRESS: the parcel is now 160km N of Waterford back in UPS Sorting:
In Transit 29/07/2020 6:20 Finglas
Another fly-past expected this morning . . .