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(Gizmodo)   Let's check on that package I was expecting. "Departure Scan: 9:39AM" Good. "Arrival Scan: 1:21PM" Okay. "Train Derailment" WTF?   (gizmodo.com) divider line 39
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2012-07-21 02:09:34 AM  
Psh, old news. I had that as a status on a package a couple years ago.

I know, csb.

i521.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-21 02:10:16 AM  
I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.
 
2012-07-21 02:11:42 AM  
img1.fark.net tag?
 
2012-07-21 02:14:53 AM  
WHERE IS MY SHIPMENT??

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-21 02:15:37 AM  

liquidsiphon: I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.


That's the standard excuse.
 
2012-07-21 02:16:13 AM  
I used to get 'train derailment' all the time from UPS, like every other shipment.

I just assumed it was a random excuse they used all the time.
 
2012-07-21 02:16:41 AM  
Speaking as someone expecting a new smartphone from Amazon tomorrow, that's awesome. Wonder what they would do if the plane crashed?

/ yeah, I'll wait 2 days to save $35
// f u sacramento
/// get your damn taxes under control, I'll go to best buy
 
2012-07-21 02:17:28 AM  
I had to check to see where the derailment was. I have about $2500 worth of inventory going to the warehouse via UPS, but it's already gotten off the train.
 
2012-07-21 02:20:02 AM  

logieal: Psh, old news. I had that as a status on a package a couple years ago.

I know, csb.

[i521.photobucket.com image 850x746]


Last spring, I splurged on a new notebook. My message wasn't derailment, tho. I think it said mechanical failure on flatcar or something along those lines. I found my shipping info but UPS apparently strips out the details after a while because "delivered" is the only event still available.
 
2012-07-21 02:21:31 AM  

logieal: Psh, old news. I had that as a status on a package a couple years ago.

I know, csb.

[i521.photobucket.com image 850x746]


"Your package has experienced an exception"?

IN MY PANTS.
 
2012-07-21 02:25:01 AM  
img215.imageshack.us

What can brown do for you?
 
2012-07-21 02:26:48 AM  

fragMasterFlash: [img215.imageshack.us image 320x247]

What can brown do for you?


Okay.. I laughed at that.
 
2012-07-21 02:30:05 AM  
atlchris.com

Package vortex exception
 
2012-07-21 02:31:02 AM  

LordOfThePings: [atlchris.com image 557x573]

Package vortex exception


They hit the GPS roundabout.
 
2012-07-21 02:35:40 AM  
:( We have a bicycle frame on that train. Hopefully it's not royally farked.
 
2012-07-21 02:51:36 AM  
failblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-21 02:57:47 AM  

LordOfThePings: [failblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]


I don't understand... Is there something exceptional about that picture? All i see is a door and a doormat in front of it...
 
2012-07-21 03:16:36 AM  

liquidsiphon: I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.


That's what they tell everyone.
 
2012-07-21 03:18:02 AM  
I'm too gullible. :|
 
2012-07-21 03:20:43 AM  

Snotnose: Speaking as someone expecting a new smartphone from Amazon tomorrow, that's awesome. Wonder what they would do if the plane crashed?


They tell you a plane crashed, or at least FedEx did. I used to work at a company years ago. They were behind on paying some bills to an editorial house, and since I was in the CA office, where as accounting was in the NY office, the editorial house in LA called me to see if the check had been delivered like promised. At that point I realized that FedEx hadn't come yet. I called with a tracking number (before the internet was widely available), and was told the plane had crashed because of a really bad snow storm in Memphis. Thankfully, the crash made the news, because at first the editorial house thought I was giving another excuse for the NY office not sending a check again. The crash was bad, but the pilots made it out, though from what I gathered, not many packages survived.
 
2012-07-21 03:20:55 AM  

LordOfThePings: [atlchris.com image 557x573]

Package vortex exception


There is the theory of the Moebius...
 
2012-07-21 03:33:35 AM  
 
2012-07-21 03:48:35 AM  

liquidsiphon: I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.


Did they comp your pizza?
 
2012-07-21 03:49:31 AM  

Larry Mahnken: liquidsiphon: I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.

Did they comp your pizza?


I got half off.
 
2012-07-21 03:54:03 AM  

LordOfThePings: [failblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]


Well at least you know they didn't chuck it from the street to your front porch like most do.
 
2012-07-21 04:10:29 AM  

liquidsiphon: Larry Mahnken: liquidsiphon: I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.

Did they comp your pizza?

I got half off.


See? Being gullible pays off.
 
2012-07-21 04:12:50 AM  

thespindrifter: WHERE IS MY SHIPMENT??

[i.imgur.com image 797x534]


Is that where the flying boxcar concept came from?
 
2012-07-21 05:15:25 AM  

liquidsiphon: I can relate to this. I ordered a pizza from Papa John's once and was annoyed after an hour and called to complain. He told me the driver got into a wreck and went to the hospital and they were remaking my pizza. Felt like a dick.


While working for Papa John's in college, I took a delivery once to a VFW hall and there was a wedding reception going on. I stood there for a few minutes and then someone came up and paid me. I guessed it was for the band. I got back to the store and the manager said the pizzas never arrived. They were supposed to go to the bar on the back of the VFW. We re-made the order, comped half, and I got tipped twice for one order.

Then one day I was drive a pizza to some dick named liquidsiphon and got into a wreck and ended my pizza driving career. Ha, but seriously I did get my car totaled and quit. Fortunately it was not my fault and nobody got hurt.
 
2012-07-21 05:55:38 AM  
I had a package on that train, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-07-21 06:16:19 AM  

LordOfThePings: [failblog.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]


Funny picture, but that is what I come home to half the time when I bought something too... If anything, I think it makes it stand out even more
 
2012-07-21 09:21:58 AM  
My company once lost a container filled with our most popular product, which was already on back order.

/Glad I didn't have to explain to the customers what happened.
//Most of them didn't believe it.
 
2012-07-21 09:42:51 AM  
Hey, at least Subby's getting an update. FedEx 'Smart' Post just tells you it will be there sometime between tomorrow and forever. I've had updates with them that said the package was being loaded at the distribution center in Atlanta, when it had been delivered that morning.
 
2012-07-21 09:43:08 AM  

DeadMouseTails: Snotnose: Speaking as someone expecting a new smartphone from Amazon tomorrow, that's awesome. Wonder what they would do if the plane crashed?


They tell you a plane crashed, or at least FedEx did. I used to work at a company years ago. They were behind on paying some bills to an editorial house, and since I was in the CA office, where as accounting was in the NY office, the editorial house in LA called me to see if the check had been delivered like promised. At that point I realized that FedEx hadn't come yet. I called with a tracking number (before the internet was widely available), and was told the plane had crashed because of a really bad snow storm in Memphis. Thankfully, the crash made the news, because at first the editorial house thought I was giving another excuse for the NY office not sending a check again. The crash was bad, but the pilots made it out, though from what I gathered, not many packages survived.


So you're saying they crashed the check?
 
2012-07-21 11:35:46 AM  
aerophilately.net
Old news, subby. The rarest crashcovers I know are 2 from 9/11 , fleeing people picked 'em up on the ground @ the WTC, from airmail freight loaded in Boston
http://amarillo.com/stories/2001/12/26/usn_foundafter.shtml
 
2012-07-21 01:34:52 PM  

LordOfThePings: [atlchris.com image 557x573]

Package vortex exception


I'll share a similar vortex CSB:

Ordered an item off eBay back in February through USPS Priority Mail from San Bernardino, CA. It made a few cross country trips before finally arriving 10 days later.

i1245.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-21 05:27:33 PM  

jjmartin: I used to get 'train derailment' all the time from UPS, like every other shipment.

I just assumed it was a random excuse they used all the time.


Train derailments are pretty common. Not every derailment is a massive accident. I live near tons of train tracks, and I've seen it more than once. Maybe the front wheels of a train slipped off or whatever. The car barely tipped, but the train ain't going anywhere soon... those things aren't easy to lift up.
 
2012-07-21 08:31:01 PM  
As an airline pilot we use the excuse of "Mechanical Delay"
 
2012-07-22 04:20:34 AM  
Tawnos: :( We have a bicycle frame on that train. Hopefully it's not royally farked.

My Shipment Progress looks a lot like yours, except I got nuthin' after the "Late train" note on the 18th.

I'm feeling kinda glad I popped for insurance now.
 
2012-07-22 07:51:21 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

derailed!!
 
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