There are a few reasonable options when you are looking to mail a package somewhere else in the country: USPS, UPS, or FedEx.
I have seen and heard about DHL for many years and their unique way of shipping items. Basically, they pick up the item and are supposed to deliver it to a USPS Hub near you so… well it should be faster right? My guess is it’s much cheaper than using USPS itself here is why:
I recently ordered some computer parts though a well known online computer parts store. They offer free shipping or cheaper shipping if you opt for the 3-7 day service that uses DHL. Everything was going great until I looked up the tracking info letting me know that DHL is inefficient… possibly lazy. If you look at the featured picture, my item is being transported to Minnesota, where I am sure there is a USPS mail hub, but DHL decided to drive my item a crossed town in Memphis, Tennessee (the origin of my package) and drop it off at a hub.
If they are simply going to pick up the item and bring it to the post office, why not just use the USPS?
Today’s post is more of a questions/complaint than anything else. Maybe it means I am turning into an old man that doesn’t understand the world or that people living in the Midwest are truly isolated from the joyous fun that is being had on the coasts, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what the big deal is about Red Velvet (RV) baked goods. As an example, I saw RV Muffins the other day.
I’ve never actually had anything RV that made me think of Velvet … which I am guessing implies it is smooth or something like that. All I have ever thought is about how any item labeled RV is full of dye to make it red looking and the similar taste it has to a non-special loaf of bread. If having a lot of dye in something makes it appealing, maybe I will start a no taste/heavy on the dye bakery with snappy names.
Is there RV product out there that actually tastes good? Or is anyone who makes a purchase of these tasteless items simply a victim of marketing?
After thinking about it for a few days, I decided that I am going to stop posting for a few weeks or a few months to give me time to reinvent whatever I had planned on to happen here.
I am not sure whether it’s staying in multiple hotels over a large area over the last few months, or varying degrees of rooms I have had, but I now feel somewhat qualified to tell you what a poor hotel room is in the Midwest. To be fair I haven’t had anything that bad, such as bugs or too dirty of rooms. On the other hand I have been surprised to get a fishing themed room with multiple sinks… or today’s new low a 10′x14′ Microtel room.
I’ve always heard comedians make fun of the local Microtel, about how they need to step out of their room to turn around and the likes. Heck, before today I didn’t really know single rooms existed in hotels. In between the desks that aren’t high enough to sit under, or the tv sitting precariously on a closet, I will be paying the extra $5 out of my pocket if it means I get to stay a crossed the street.
Am I being to picky for a place my office secretary put me up into? Or having a “micro” anything seem like it’s cheaping out going to far?
Happy Halloween or All Saints’ Day. The main point is that you get whatever you want out of this pseudo holiday, whether that be getting a lot of candy, or drinking a lot and dressing inappropriately.
Even better yet, that you make it to work the next day on time because “drinking” holidays shouldn’t be during the week.