The Terrorists Have Already Won...
Received this message from a colleague [names changed for gratuitous linking opportunity]:
Jon, Mark and I really do appreciate the help you have been providing.
A number of weeks ago you mentioned a particular beer that you liked.
I wrote down the name and headed out to my local beer depot.
Went to a larger beer depot. They carry hundreds of beers from all around the world.
Decided on Plan B. Purchased 6 bottles of beer from 6 different countries.
Took 'em home and packed them up nicely (and safely).
Took them to my local post office (Menomonee Falls). Found the front door locked with a sign to step around back.
Stepped around the back and found a loading doc. Was told the Post Office moved 4 miles north.
Drove 4 miles north.
Waited in line 15 minutes.
Was told the U.S. postal services does not ship beer.....
Was told to use Brown (UPS). Asked where I could find this magic UPS, was told go 6 miles south.
Went 6 miles south and found the UPS Store.
Left there smiling, feeling confident that Mike would get his beer on the following Monday.
I left town for a few days.
Got back - 2 voices mails from UPS.
They are not allowed, by state law, to ship beer. Wisconsin is one of only two states that have this thoughtful law.
Was told to come and pick them up, or they would toss them (ya right).
Was told I needed to go to the distribution center in Brookfield. OK, I can do that.
Wednesday at 5:30 I get another call from UPS, one of the bottles has broken. Do I still want the beer?
OK - yes I tell them, I want my 5 bottles of beer back.
Tonight, after work, I set out on a new adventure - reclaiming 5 bottles of beer.
Next time your in town, I've got 5 bottles of beer you can stick in your carry-on.....
Like they say - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished....
What is this world coming to, when a man cannot get a six pack of Wisconsin's finest shipped to his door?! Or maybe it's God's way of helping me observe Lent properly...
posted by Mike at 7:45 AM