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Adventures in Shipping

Postby PamelaJaye » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:26 am

(disclaimer: I actually work in Billing. and this actually happened yesterday)

So, I'm sitting here at work and I hear the printer going, out in Receiving, where the orders come out. And I figure I'd better stop reading Ken's blog (had to catch up) and go thru the new orders, check them, see if they needed any special attention *before* Shipping tosses them on my desk (which may be 5 minutes from now or 5 days from now, you never know).

And all of them are *third party drop ship orders* for one of our customers (okay, that's *slightly* unusual), which means

* they aren't in our UPS database
* I'd better go enter them in, now (before they all land on my desk at 5 Minutes To UPS Truck Arrival and I actually have to type them all in at the speed of light )

I think it was about the 4th one in a row before I realized:

they are *all* going to various branches of

H&R Block

Now, I admit, we do ship stuff to them occasionally -- maybe a couple orders a month? -- but I've *never* seen 9 in a row.

My boss is probably wondering just why it is that I'm giggling.

Buy, hey: at least we aren't shipping them Fedex ;-)
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