So the other day I get on Amazon.com to look for some cables cheap. I order a lot of small stuff from Amazon because the prices are highly competitive and I’ve always had great and fast service on orders. I even got my TravelPro carry-on suitcase from there! After a quick look-see, I found what I needed and ordered two cables for…well…dirt. If I got name-brand cables, it would’ve cost ten times as much. And the shipping was free!! Can’t beat free. Click here, click there and the order was placed and a confirmation e-mail followed.

Order #: xyz-011001100111010101100011011010110010000001100001011011000110000101100010011000010110110101100001
Shipping Method: Standard
Items:   $4.39
Shipping:   $0.00
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Total before tax:   $4.39
Estimated tax to be collected:*   $0.00
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Order total:   $4.39

Delivery estimate: May 15, 2013 – June 3, 2013

1 “(2pk) 8 Pin Lightning to USB Cable 3 Ft – Charge and Sync Cable for Iphone 5, Ipad Mini, Ipad 4th Generation”
Wireless Phone Accessory; $4.39
In Stock
Sold by: summercomm LTD.

Sweet!!! TWO lightning cables for $4.39 and free shipping!! A quick glance at the delivery estimate took me back a second. May!? June?! It’s APRIL!! The stuff was in-stock so I figured it was just a buffer for the seller so I don’t burn them for being late in getting the cables to me.

This morning I got an email from Amazon saying my order had shipped!! Woohoo!!

Your estimated delivery date is:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -
Monday, June 3, 2013

Track your package

Your order was sent to:
The Wire Head
420 Rusty Clinger Way
Mobile, AL
United States
Your package is being shipped by USPS and the tracking number is 010101010110101. Depending on the ship speed you chose, it may take 24 hours for your tracking number to return any information.
Shipment Details
(2pk) 8 Pin Lightning to USB Cable 3 Ft – Charge and Sync Cable for Iphone 5, Ipad Mini, Ipad 4th Generation 
Sold by summercomm LTD.
Condition: New

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$4.39
Item Subtotal: $4.39
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total Before Tax: $4.39
Shipment Total: $4.39
Paid by CreditCard: $4.39

What the hell!? There it was again!! May 15 – June 3!!  There it is in small print: USPS. Everyone’s heard of Snail Mail, but really?! Where’s my order coming from!? Nome, Alaska, by dog sled through a forest?! So seriously..this sequestration business is getting WAY out of hand if the postal service takes a MONTH to deliver a package..I want to jump on the Entitlement Train and DEMAND the government do something about this delivery problem! I’m ENTITLED to get my order in a week! I mean, I paid….nothing for shipping..oh. Maybe I should call my senator and demand a new bill be drafted to ensure that I’m entitled to get my orders quick! …or Maybe I should Shut The Hell Up because I didn’t pay a dime for shipping on an order that cost me barely 10% of what it would have at a store. Yes…ok then.

Anyway…It’s a beautiful Spring day. Down here anyway. And just for the record, I have utmost respect for the men and women of the US Postal Service. Only Germany’s Bundespost does it as well. Y’all enjoy!!

The Wire HEad

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