Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Shipping and Handling

Saying for the day-The smaller the item , the more expensive the shipping.

If you think your shipping costs are bad be glad your not the federal government. The government was charged and paid $999.00 for the shipping of two washers to a base in Texas. Now these were not your great big, heavy, clothes washers these were the washers that go over a bolt and cost eighteen cents each. In all this company collected over twenty million dollars in excessive shipping costs from the government.

Your tax dollars at work.

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and Petrovich keeps working. It is October and Petrovich
Has been in his office for the last twenty days. The most exciting thing to happen to him and the closest thing to a par-tay in his life is when his wife brings him a couple of margaritas , some nachos and a guac goo dip.
He pulls his quill tipped pencil across his furrowed brow. Not that there is any risk of using that pencil for his computer stood ready to record his rambling thoughts .On top of the computer sat pictures of his little darlings, his nieces and nephews. He wanted this to be done well for them.
Compose. Compose, compose,” he says to himself as though saying it more than once would make it happen. He was not in any grandiose competition with multiple prizes. He stood no risk of being rejected. No what he was doing had to be perfect for the sake of the monk, his hero. This biography had to be exciting and show people the real Alexis Grengicoff , the person behind the driblets.
Soon he would be ready to post it to his website. Soon!
Today's Link-I hate French People- A lovely picture for the day.
Just a note today's News from Pigeon Falls contains the eighteen words from Cindra's contest.
Had trouble with this computer all day. I kept losing the internet. I did visit about half of my links. Betty painted fence. Maggie dug up all the flowers. Apria came and adjusted all my medical equipment. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Alexis Grengicoff was a drunk. Petrovich is writing this biography for his nieces and nephews?

6:10 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

and we wonder why our taxes are so high...of all the wasteful stupidity.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

If we ran out households like our government does, we'd be broke- ah just like the government.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

It reminds me of the scene in the movie Independence Day when everyone finds out there really is an Area 51 and they've been studying the aliens. Everyone is amazed that it could be a secret and someone asks how they fund it and Judd Hirsch's character says, "What? You really think they pay $18,000 for a toilet seat?"

9:03 AM  
Anonymous cindra said...

Wow. It is absurd, that shipping cost. However, it is not suprising.

Thanks for the shout out, Dr. John!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I wonder what it cost to ship a nut along with the washers? Oh wait, the washers were shipped BY the nut!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

What I want to know is how much of a kickback the person who approved the shipping expenditure received. Heads will roll ... into silk padded, gold-plaited baskets.

2:23 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Well that's good old capitalism and entrpeneurship for you, value added and shipping costs - and if you can bill the government even better. It's the american way:
"Hate paying any taxes but love collecting a pay check from tax dollars" - ask any Senator - way to GO!

Seems the problem is NOT that there are not enough tax dollars to offer free health care and free education, just that the tax dollars meant for health care are spent on shipping washers and subsidising Dick Cheney's private pension fund

4:22 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

At least they got to their destination. I could spend 39 cents on a letter and it may not ever get where it needs to go through USPS. At least out of Savannah.

Next guess for 953 Blog entry - the 22nd.

5:40 PM  

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