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imageWith so many women expressing their concerns and sadly their many many experiences of being “treated me like a piece of meat” - a dead, inert animal to be consumed – taking one look at PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) photographic campaigns, this horrible reality…

Talk about the most misguided pile of shit ever. PETA gives animal rights advocates a bad name, specifically “perverted vegetarian.” Maybe they need a lecture from Carol J. Adams.


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This is going to be long. 

Basically, I had a nightmare eBayer. I sell video games when I’m done playing with them. I’ve gotten more money then selling them back to GameStop, so it’s become pretty routine. I also love eBay. I’ve been using it since ‘99 to sell records and buy dumb stuff, so it’s amazing until you have the psycho eBayer from hell that I sold a game to. I told the winner of the auction that there would be a delay in shipping the game due to Thanksgiving. I was traveling the day she won and wouldn’t be able to ship it for a week. When I got back I sent it off right after work.

Even more so, I think it’s incredible that this woman was pissed cause she didn’t get the video game due to Hurricane Sandy. USPS was and is still currently delayed. People LOST their lives, loved ones, possessions and homes. How can people be so shitty?

Here’s the story in email form:

She:
Did you ship my game out Priority today? If so, I’d like the tracking number. If not, please ship by tomorrow, as I’ve already waited a week. 

Me:
Sorry for the delay. Here’s the tracking number: (Delivery Confirmation)

She:
Are you sure this is the correct tracking number? I tried plugging those 
numbers into the track and confirm on USPS.com and I got an error message 
saying delivery information is not available through their site. I’ve never gotten a message like that from a tracking number before. It’s not even showing acceptance which makes no sense.

Me:
I sent you a delivery confirmation tracking number. The package was sent two days ago on Tuesday evening. You should be receiving it today or tomorrow. 

Express mail shipping shows point-by-point tracking number. Delivery confirmation, certified mail, and registered mail shows when mail goes out for delivery. You can verify this information in the text beside the track and confirm tool on the usps website. 

I’ve gotten that message before both as a sender and receiver. 

Contact me if you don’t get anything by Saturday. 

This is where the buyer becomes hypothetical sister of Jay-Z, named Cray.
She:

I didn’t need a trite break down of the step by step process for tracking and confirming. In case you didn’t notice, I’m both a buyer and a seller here. Everything I ship is sent PRIORITY, so I do have A LOT of experience in this department. And no, I’ve never seen that type of error message before which led me to believe it’s invalid. And after two days a Priority package should have at least one update, this isn’t even showing up in the system. As I’ve said, I have a lot of experience in this area. If I do not receive the package by Saturday I will be contacting someone, but it won’t be you. I don’t appreciate your dumbed down response or your dictating to me when I may or may not contact you about my item. 

Me:
It wasn’t my intention to sound rude nor mean. I’m also not trying to rip you off or anything. I sent the package priority and I put a delivery confirmation number on it. 

If anything I think you’re aces for letting me ship it out after the holidays. I had to travel and the day you won the game I had a flight to catch. I literally got back Tuesday morning. 

Anyhow, please let me know if you don’t get the game. I don’t know why 
the delivery confirmation code isn’t working, but it’s the one that I placed on there. 
She:
I’m sorry to say but the confirmation number you gave me is wrong/invalid. 
I came to this conclusion simply; other tracking numbers have 22 digits 
while the one you provided me has 20. Please be a decent seller and look 
into this matter instead of ignoring it at my expense while hoping it goes 
away.

Thank you!
Confirmation codes are 20 numbers. Detective Seller didn’t think to look at the USPS site that I sent the link to. As I explain:
Delivery confirmation numbers have 16-20 numbers. 

Even the track tool has a sample - 
https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction!input.action

Delivery Confirmation™ 0300 0000 0000 0000 0000

None of the other tracking numbers have more than 20 digits. 
She:
Lol…I don’t want to argue with you anymore (otherwise I’d send examples). 
Clearly you have have your truth and I have mine. My husband even checked 
the tracking numbers on my other packages to confirm what I’m saying is 
true (ALL of the tracking/confirmation numbers were 22 digits long and 
started with a 9, for the USPS anyway). I guess we’re both wrong and 
you’re right? I don’t care. Alright this will be my last message, seeing 
as I’m not getting anywhere….
Me:
This isn’t about being wrong or right. I understand that you’re frustrated and you want this game in time for the holidays. It’s also true that tracking numbers start with a 9 and have 22+ digits. But what I sent you was a delivery confirmation numbers not a tracking number. 
Me:
Again, delivery confirmation numbers are different from tracking numbers. 
As I was trying to explain to you before, delivery confirmation doesn’t give you a point-by-point track of a package. It only shows when the package was delivered.

This is taken from the USPS FAQ:

"Delivery Confirmation numbers are usually 16-20 digits in length
The retail service begins with “03” or “04.” 


http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/usps/request.do?create=kb:USPSFAQ&view()=c%5Bc_usps4537%5D&varset(source)=sourceType:embedded#elec
 
She:
Not that you care, but the package still hasn’t arrived. Why did you tell 
me in several messages you would use a TRACKING number when you clearly 
didn’t? I feel like you’ve consistently lied to me throughout the 
transaction. I paid $6 for priority shipping with tracking and did NOT 
receive what I paid for. $6 is more than enough to pay for Priority and a 
tracking number on a small light weight item. And I don’t believe for a 
minute you used Priority speed shipping because it would have arrived by 
now. Did you also lie about the day you shipped it and the class of 
shipping you used? This transaction has been one of the worst (if not the 
worst) I’ve ever experienced and if I don’t receive my purchase by Monday 
I’m contacting eBay and the USPS. This is ridiculous and your behavior as 
a “seller” is appalling to say the least. 
Me:
At this point I sent a photographed picture of the post office receipt, with the date, and delivery confirmation code. 
>Not that you care, but the package still hasn’t arrived.
I actually do care. I’m responding to all your messages. If you also notice I have a great feedback record.
I’m sorry your package hasn’t arrived. It’s probably because of the recent announcement that Hurricane Sandy has been affecting the mail system in New York. More information can be found here: http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm
I should also note that I called USPS to find this dumb package. They referred me to the service alert.

> Why did you tell me in several messages you would use a TRACKING number when you clearly didn’t? 
eBay considers delivery confirmation as a tracking number; used it for years. This can be verified here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/upload-tracking.html 

>I feel like you’ve consistently lied to me throughout the 
transaction. I paid $6 for priority shipping with tracking and did NOT 
receive what I paid for. $6 is more than enough to pay for Priority and a 
tracking number on a small light weight item. And I don’t believe for a 
minute you used Priority speed shipping because it would have arrived by 
now. Did you also lie about the day you shipped it and the class of 
shipping you used? 

I don’t appreciate being called a liar. Attached is a receipt from the post office for your package. The date sent is November 27, which is last Tuesday. Attached is also the delivery confirmation number used. You can also view the total amount for PRIORITY shipping and delivery confirmation ($6.10) AND that it is being sent to Your Shitty Town, In Shitty State. with expected delivery of November 29th. Oh look! It has 20 numbers! 

>This transaction has been one of the worst (if not the 
worst) I’ve ever experienced and if I don’t receive my purchase by Monday 
I’m contacting eBay and the USPS. This is ridiculous and your behavior as 
a “seller” is appalling to say the least.

I completely agree; feelings mutual. This has been one of the most awful experiences I have ever had on eBay. I did all I could do. Now it’s up to USPS.
Tracking info has been updated. Check the #.
She:
>I’m sorry your package hasn’t arrived. It’s probably because of the recent announcement that Hurricane Sandy has been affecting the mail system in New York. More information can be found here: http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm

- You aren’t sorry or you would have messaged me first to see if it arrived or apologize and promise to contact USPS by phone if you knew it didn’t. If you knew the storm was causing delays you should have shipped sooner and mentioned this.

>eBay considers delivery confirmation as a tracking number; used it for years. This can be verified here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/upload-tracking.html


- If you felt there was a difference you should not have used said terms interchangeably.

>I don’t appreciate being called a liar. You can also view the total amount for PRIORITY shipping and delivery confirmation ($6.10) AND that it is being sent to Nowheresville, BF with expected delivery of November 29th. Oh look! It has 20 numbers!


- I call them like I see them. I was patient with you until I realized you had no intention of taking responsibility for this listing. AS you’re such a stickler for rules maybe you should have examined eBay’s seller GUIDELINES! You are responsible for EVERY aspect of this listing: seeing to the fact that you ship on time and making sure I receive the item! According to eBay it’s your responsibility to make sure my item arrives. As for how much you paid, the postage would have been MUCH cheaper had you used eBay shipping, plus Priority tracking is also free! The 29th has come and gone, you should check the date before you run your mouth!

>I completely agree; feelings mutual. This has been one of the most awful experiences I have ever had on eBay. I did all I could do. Now it’s up to USPS.
-Wrong again! You haven’t done anything to contact USPS to see why the package is SO LATE! No it’s not up to the USPS, its up to you. Man up and take accountability and see how that suits you!


She:
Wow, you are truly a joke; everything you say is contrived and self indulging.  You haven’t made even ONE attempt to find out where this package is or why it’s so behind schedule.  That is YOUR responsibility as the seller.  I guess you are far too important (perhaps self important is appropriate) to take five minutes to call the USPS about this package.  Don’t even apologize because it’s anything but sincere.  I don’t give a fig that you don’t “appreciate” being called a liar because you are one.  You lied about how soon you would ship according to the listing, you lied about using tracking, and you lie about caring and claiming to do something about this if it hasn’t arrived by Saturday.  In what way have you not mislead me?  I find it HILARIOUS that you have the arrogance to claim this experience was your worst yet!  How exactly has this transaction affected you?  Are you the one who bought a $25 used game from an irresponsible seller that is too lazy to find out why your package still hasn’t arrived ten days after you paid?  No I didn’t think so.

Me:

I like cats.


If only we stayed at this Indiana casino for one more night, we could’ve footloosed at the danger zone (at Belterra Casino Resort)

If only we stayed at this Indiana casino for one more night, we could’ve footloosed at the danger zone (at Belterra Casino Resort)


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American Airlines broke my Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar AGAIN on the way back from England, despite it being in a flight case. For those of you who don’t know, that’s ONCE on the way to England where I get it professionally repaired, and then AGAIN on the way back. I spoke to a customer…



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Bluth Chicken Dances.


WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE

WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE

(Source: madeleineishere)


For some reason this song reminds me of friends too far away or long gone. 

RIP Hunter, Anthony, and Ben.