[PLUG-TALK] 26% of FedEx complaints from Oregon ... drones?

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Wed Oct 6 08:33:00 PDT 2021


FedEx? Fie upon them. Never use them.
It was shipped on the 21st of September. Since then it has been 
ping-ponging around. It arrived in Troutdale on the 23rd of September, 
Portland on the 28th.

What is it? A bicycle. The guy who borrowed it could have ridden it back 
faster than FedEx delivers. He rode the Oregon coast and on into 
California. That only took six days.

Why did he borrow my bike? Because his shipment to my place did not 
arrive in time.  It eventually was sent back to arrive in Texas in 
mid-September.


Consider the history:


  Time zone
Sunday, October 3, 2021
4:42 AM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
Saturday, October 2, 2021
4:42 PM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
4:42 AM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
Friday, October 1, 2021
4:41 PM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
4:41 AM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
Thursday, September 30, 2021
2:26 PM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
2:25 AM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
2:25 PM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
2:25 AM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
1:10 PM 	PORTLAND, OR	In transit
Monday, September 27, 2021
10:03 PM 	TROUTDALE, OR	Departed FedEx location
2:12 PM 	TROUTDALE, OR	Arrived at FedEx location
6:35 AM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
Sunday, September 26, 2021
6:00 PM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
Saturday, September 25, 2021
7:55 PM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
7:55 AM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
Friday, September 24, 2021
7:54 PM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
7:54 AM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
Thursday, September 23, 2021
7:53 PM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
7:53 AM 	TROUTDALE, OR	In transit
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
8:13 AM 	SACRAMENTO, CA	Departed FedEx location
6:37 AM 	SACRAMENTO, CA	Shipment exception Barcode label unreadable and 
replaced
6:35 AM 	SACRAMENTO, CA	Arrived at FedEx location
2:15 AM 	HAYWARD, CA	Left FedEx origin facility
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
10:56 PM 	HAYWARD, CA	Arrived at FedEx location
11:50 AM 		Shipment information sent to FedEx
11:45 AM 	LAFAYETTE, CA	In FedEx possession Tendered at FedEx location
12:00 AM 	HAYWARD, CA	Picked up

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       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity

On 2021-10-05 22:35, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> At 940pm on Tuesday, this service complaint website:
> 
> https://istheservicedown.com/problems/fedex/map
> 
> ... lists 947 service complaints for FedEx for the last 15
> days.  242 complaints are from Oregon, or 25.6% .  Oregon's
> 4.24 million residents are 1.25% of 331.4 million US residents.
> 
> Perhaps this is because Oregon residents are internet savvy
> and extraordinarily impatient.  Perhaps FedEx focuses its
> energy on Oregon's big corporate customers (screw with Intel
> and your computers stop working) at the expense of others.
> Most likely, Intel and other big Oregon companies are being
> screwed as well, and it's time for Big Company Pressure.
> 
> Or little entrepreneur pressure; who can outcompete FedEx
> in Oregon (nationally next), and take all their marbles?
> 
> As Hunter Thompson said, "when the going gets weird,
> the weird turn pro".  What's the biggest, weirdest,
> commercially-licensed AI drone?
> 
> How high can porch pirates climb?  My drone delivery pad
> would be outside a second story window in the back of the
> house.  Highrise residents could have camera-surveilled
> rooftop delivery pads, and streets without delivery trucks.
> 
> Keith
> 
> P.S. Your toddler may be late for preschool, but ... no.


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