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« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2017, 03:37:13 pm »
Yeah, it's been over a month though.  I know media mail is slow, but I'm not sure it's plausible to take this long unless something happened to them.  Although it's not just me, so where did all these books actually go?

Have not received mine, either.  They supposedly shipped from somewhere in Texas (El Paso?).  I live in Dallas.  They literally could have put it on a donkey and had it delivered by now.  My guess is a landfill somewhere.
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« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2017, 03:45:28 pm »
Have not received mine, either.  They supposedly shipped from somewhere in Texas (El Paso?).  I live in Dallas.  They literally could have put it on a donkey and had it delivered by now.  My guess is a landfill somewhere.

Yeah, I'm the next state over, it wouldn't have had far to go...

My guess it they are in a dump bin someone carted over to a dusty corner and now has 1000 things piled on top of it, only to be found in about 5 years when someone wonders, "what is all that crap?" only to promptly throw it in the trash.
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« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2017, 03:53:40 pm »
Have not received mine, either.  They supposedly shipped from somewhere in Texas (El Paso?).  I live in Dallas.  They literally could have put it on a donkey and had it delivered by now.  My guess is a landfill somewhere.

Yeah, I'm the next state over, it wouldn't have had far to go...

My guess it they are in a dump bin someone carted over to a dusty corner and now has 1000 things piled on top of it, only to be found in about 5 years when someone wonders, "what is all that crap?" only to promptly throw it in the trash.

That sounds about right.
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« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2017, 03:54:51 pm »
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« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2017, 04:52:07 pm »
That sounds about right.

I mean, no one would steal so many of the same book.  It's not like they are some hot commodity...

Gross incompetence is most probably at fault.  Perhaps even they were sent to the wrong place, where, upon arrival, no one knows or cares what they are actually supposed to do with them.
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« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2017, 05:37:41 pm »
That sounds about right.

I mean, no one would steal so many of the same book.  It's not like they are some hot commodity...

Gross incompetence is most probably at fault.  Perhaps even they were sent to the wrong place, where, upon arrival, no one knows or cares what they are actually supposed to do with them.

Receive mail with wrong name but correct address.
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Does not appear valuable.
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« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2017, 09:56:30 pm »
Yeah, it's been over a month though.  I know media mail is slow, but I'm not sure it's plausible to take this long unless something happened to them.  Although it's not just me, so where did all these books actually go?

Have not received mine, either.  They supposedly shipped from somewhere in Texas (El Paso?).  I live in Dallas.  They literally could have put it on a donkey and had it delivered by now.  My guess is a landfill somewhere.
That's one of those logistical nightmares where common sense simply won't trump 'this is the way the system works sir'

Also lol@ landfill (not laughing at the delay, rather your phrasing)

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« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2017, 01:33:07 am »
Yeah, it's been over a month though.  I know media mail is slow, but I'm not sure it's plausible to take this long unless something happened to them.  Although it's not just me, so where did all these books actually go?

Have not received mine, either.  They supposedly shipped from somewhere in Texas (El Paso?).  I live in Dallas.  They literally could have put it on a donkey and had it delivered by now.  My guess is a landfill somewhere.
That's one of those logistical nightmares where common sense simply won't trump 'this is the way the system works sir'

Also lol@ landfill (not laughing at the delay, rather your phrasing)

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Ha ha, yeah, that was a poorly constructed sentence on my part.  Pretty funny taken out of context.  And, PHRASING!  Archer is king.
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« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2017, 07:33:36 am »
Yeah, it's been over a month though.  I know media mail is slow, but I'm not sure it's plausible to take this long unless something happened to them.  Although it's not just me, so where did all these books actually go?

Have not received mine, either.  They supposedly shipped from somewhere in Texas (El Paso?).  I live in Dallas.  They literally could have put it on a donkey and had it delivered by now.  My guess is a landfill somewhere.
That's one of those logistical nightmares where common sense simply won't trump 'this is the way the system works sir'

Also lol@ landfill (not laughing at the delay, rather your phrasing)

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Ha ha, yeah, that was a poorly constructed sentence on my part.  Pretty funny taken out of context.  And, PHRASING!  Archer is king.
Haha, yes, 'what the shit delivery guy, a donkey could have gotten it to me by now! Also, bring me a drink'

And I was laughing at the comedic value, not the construction, construction was fine IMO

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« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2017, 12:46:52 pm »
Does not change the observation that Archer is great ;).
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« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2017, 03:46:32 pm »
As my coworkers a long time ago used to say, it is "Africa hot" today.  Is it winter yet?
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« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2017, 03:47:24 pm »
Can't be as bad as Arizona ;).
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« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2017, 04:06:34 pm »
Can't be as bad as Arizona ;).

Worse, by heat index:

Where I am: Feels Like 106 °F
Phoenix, AZ:  Feels Like 101 °F
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« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2017, 04:39:08 pm »
Yeah, but it's a dry heat, Sarge!
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« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2017, 04:43:56 pm »
Yeah, but it's a dry heat, Sarge!

Yeah, that ol' gag.

The humidity here is awful though (over 80%), so while it is less than 90 degrees, it feels much worse...

Humans probably shouldn't live in the desert, but they also probably shouldn't live in the swamps either...
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