Lad rings me up: "Your IKEA delivery will be in the next hour."
Me: "Thanks. Do you have a rough idea when?"
Me: "Are you in the truck?"
Me: "Do you know roughly where you are?"
Unusual. There's a tendency amongst luvvies and lefties to assume that
slavery was only ever perpetrated by whites on other races. They
conveniently overlook arab slavery (of blacks) and the involvement of
local kings and chiefs at the time in slavery in West Africa.
"Freedom is sloppy. But since tyranny's the only guaranteed byproduct of
those who insist on a perfect world, freedom will have to do." -- Bigby Wolf
No idea, but they were always incompetent when I had to attend to
receive goods for son.
He has a long tarmac path with a zig-zag section. Large vehicles can't
get up. I would wait at the bottom of the path for the inevitable huge
lorry to arrive. Every time the driver used to say "Ah yes, it says here
smaller vehicle limited access", and drive off.
The worst was collection of the recalled wardrobes (the mirror doors
used to fall out and shatter). I can't remember how many times they
arrived in their big lorry - maybe 4, until eventually they got to the
:-) a fair few 10+ years ago I was on a bus that had to be diverted the driver was relatively new so didn't know how to get around the problem so the passengers had to tell him what roads to drive down to get from leyton to stratford.
Today on the news my local lea bridge road at bakers arms had cornded the area off mo clues as to why or how long and hour later I noticed that still few cars and no buses.
A week ago someone asked in teh local aldi why they didn;lt have certain things in stoke with emptpy shelelves the reason was they were doing something with the road and had closed it off for 2-3 days and aldi couldn't get delivery through.
Another time I was waiyting for an MFI delivery in teh next hour put they called back saing it could be a couple of hopurs or more as the nortth cicular had been shut off, I cecked the news and there was something happening.
Not sure what happens if you're a delivery driver and get caught up like this.
Last year, my eldest son was on the bus coming home from school and a
road was closed due to flooding. I could have easily directed the driver
using only main roads that are parts of bus routes and he wouldn't have
had to miss out a single stop. He could also have told the kids; my son
could then have told me; and I could have told him to walk along the
closed road (the closures are always due to very high flows pressing
against the bridge and it closes to vehicles, but not pedestrians).
Instead, without telling anyone, the driver changed direction, went onto
the motorway and drove to the terminus at the Trafford Centre and
abandoned a bus-load of kids who then had no way to get home as the
buses weren't running!
The other day, the same road was closed due to an accident and I had to
leave work early in case the same thing happened. The road actually
re-opened at the last minute and the bus didn't have to divert.
The reason he's given you a range rather than been more specific is
because of a range of factors which may have a significant impact on
his arrival time of which he has no immediate knowledge and over which
he has no control.
Or to put it more bluntly. If he gave a more specific time and missed it
then around 90% of his customers which may or may not include you yourself,
would be moaning their heads off.
His actual location - given he's up to an hour away, assuming its
actually anything more meaningful than "somewhere between junctions
25 and 26", in a country lane with yellow stuff growing in the fields,
or "some suburb or other in Birmingham" is irrelevant, for the reasons
In addition unless you have intimate knowledge of likely traffic
conditions 24/7 of anywhere within one hours driving time of your house
in any direction, its not immediately obvious what possible
use such information could possibly be to you.
Maybe a bit more understanding of modern traffic conditions, possibly
in areas other than where you happen to live, rather than of apprentices
might be more useful in such situations.
Give people an inch, etc etc.
On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:56:27 +0100, Tim Streater wrote:
And Ocado. They are allowed to be up to 15 minutes early, otherwise they
give us a ring. Likewise (apologetically) if they are late. Once the guy
was four hours late, but that was a miracle since there was a blizzard at
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Sainsbury's aren't good in the snow.
They failed to deliver our xmas order because it was snowing, they said
it was too difficult and they finished three hours early.
I said "rubbish I was out delivering drugs (insulin and pain relief) to
people for four hours after they stopped and had no problems at all" and
it was true. It was in the worst car possible in the snow too a bloody
automatic smart car.
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