Groton Lake, Boulder Beach
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There is an old joke that men are bad at math, or perhaps they think women are bad at math and gullible, because those men keep telling women that 4″ is 6″.
For the past four months Amazon has been promising and failing to ship me a 6″ futon mattress. I’m on the fourth cancel and order cycle now per their instructions when each order fails to deliver. It hasn’t all been Amazon’s fault as one of the orders was lost by the shipper.
The latest representative offered me a 4″ substitution since the 6″ mattress is now out of stock. This makes me appreciate how women feel… It just isn’t as big as advertised.
To add insult to injury, at this point with all the credits Amazon gave me they’ve ended up paying me to take the mattress so now I feel a little bit like a hooker. I guess I shouldn’t complain given the fact that I’m getting paid to get laid. Note I am not complaining about the refund, credit, etc – I just find it amusing.
It isn’t 6″ but it is a mattress and I’m sure it could be worse. There are certainly much greater problems. We’ll see if they finally do deliver in the middle of next month, over three weeks further into the future and five months from the original order.
Amazon Prime has slowed down a bit to say the least, they’re not even pretending to do one or two day delivery anymore although we still pay for the privilege of Prime membership. Normally Amazon is much better and a boon to those of us out in the boondocks. I will give them points that they continue to try.
Outdoors: 76°F/56°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 62°F/64°F
Daily Spark: What I love about the sort of meme saying “Back in my day we biked without helmets, drank from the hose, ate dirt…” is that it is only written and read by people who survived. Dead people tell no memes. Be sure to wear your seatbelt.