Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Funny how things work

Just thought I'd mention this, because I found it a little funny.  Last post I mentioned two guys I'd been chatting to during the race on Sunday - an older guy during the first lap, and a younger guy during the second.  Well, I just looked at the official photos for the race that were uploaded recently, and guess what?

The older guy is in the first couple of photos from the first lap (yellow shirt), and the younger guy is in the other photos from the second lap (pulling the double thumbs up)!!  I thought that was kinda cool :)

While I'm here, I'll also mention this online store I found the other day when looking for a cheaper way to buy bulk amounts of nuts.  Since Deane has taken over drinking my supply of unsweetened almond milk, it has become a little expensive to buy at over $4 per litre carton.  I decided it would be cheaper to make my own, plus I wanted a bulk lot of cashews and pecans - cashews so I could make stuff like this ice cream and these larabars, and pecans because they are awesome with everything.  So I did some Google searching and came across a few companies, compared prices, did some recon at the supermarket to ensure that it was indeed cheaper to buy in bulk online (it is.  By far.) and settled on Nuts Online.  Then placed an order on Sunday afternoon, and lo and behold, it arrived around midday Tuesday.  Talk about speedy service!  It makes a nice comparison to another parcel I've been waiting for over a week to be delivered.  I don't blame the company I bought the goods from - some PB2 and chocolate PB2 from grub.box.  Their service was quick, in fact quicker than expected as the PB2 was on back order and arrived early so was sent out early.  My beef is with PBT Couriers.  The parcel has tracking which is usually pretty convenient.  In this case, it is allowing me to see that the parcel is going around in circles, back and forth, and not actually being delivered.  When I called them on Monday to question why this was the case, they informed me that the driver had attempted to deliver on the Friday but was unsuccessful.  a) where was the card to call?  b) my gate is unlocked and the parcel could be left on the front doorstep without being visible to passersby if I wasn't home.  And I usually am.  The help desk person assured me it would be delivered the next day.  Well, it wasn't...  Still waiting...  Meanwhile, I placed some feedback on their website and am waiting for a reply.  I'm not holding my breath...

1 comment:

  1. I was going to ask if you'd heard of Chantal Organics, but I see that nutsonline is part of their range!

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