Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What Can Brown Do For You??

Catchy slogan that UPS has, isn't it? Well, the truth of the matter is, what they can do for me is deliver my freaking package on time!!!!

As I type this I am sitting in Reno, Nevada with none of my marketing materials for my booth. On Monday morning I went down to the Postnet store to ship my booth materials to the hotel so I didn't have to lug everything to the airport with me. They assured me that everything would arrive by Wednesday afternoon, which worked perfectly for me, so I paid the nice lady and went on my way. Little did I know that UPS's incompetence would hinder this plan. Rather than sending my packages to Nevada they somehow got sent to Vernon, California. I assure you that the zip code on the packing slip was correct - I checked it myself and it was exactly the same as the two packages that FedEx managed to get here in a timely fashion. So how they got Vernon, California from Sparks, Nevada I will never know. According to the tracking information on their website, my box is currently sitting in West Sacramento, CA (I didn't even know this place existed). I hope that everything will arrive at a reasonable hour tomorrow so that I can commence doing my job with more than just my charm (although I am very charming...).

In other happenings at the Nuggest Resort and Casino:

-I am amazed by the people who travel here for fun - or I guess I should say the people who throw their money away for fun. Seriously, is it that hard to understand that if a casino is giving you free night stays, they are taking your money somewhere else! They don't get to stay in business by being charitable.

-I was in line waiting for a table at lunch today and two of the above mentioned people were behind me in line. They were literally having a conversation about what they could afford to eat because they had lost so much money in the slot machines. Go ahead and pack it in at this point, folks, it ain't going to get any better.

-It is an interesting cast of characters here and the fasion issues are more than I can bear, but all in all, I'm having a good time and meeting some good people.

I do need to give a shout out to Diddy*. There should have been posts previous to this one that included our trips around Arizona, but I have been bad about blogging and I honestly can't remember most of what has happened. Don't worry though, Diddy, I'm sure there will be more stories to come. (And if you would get me that outlet that plugs into the lighter I could blog on the way home from events - I'm just sayin'...)

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