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(Metro)   Man winds up getting delivery instructions etched on gin glass he got for his girlfriend's birthday   (metro.co.uk) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Comedy, Humour, personalised gin glass, Daniel Varey, girlfriend Hayley Woodward, Defence mechanism, Humor, Hayley's birthday  
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3984 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 May 2020 at 12:28 PM (13 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-20 9:19:06 AM  
Could been better:
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2020-05-20 9:50:25 AM  
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Customized gifts are super cute!
 
2020-05-20 9:50:38 AM  
I could drink the hell out of some pink lemonade right now.
 
2020-05-20 12:30:36 PM  
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2020-05-20 12:30:37 PM  
Today I learned that there is a thing called a gin glass.  Another way to make my drinking look classier!
 
2020-05-20 12:31:08 PM  
But in a moment of confusion, he mixed up the delivery and personalisation boxes.

And the asshole at the engraving company knew that but thought it would be funny.
 
2020-05-20 12:31:53 PM  

austerity101: Today I learned that there is a thing called a gin glass. Another way to make my drinking look classier!


I've watched a ton of EastEnders and never noticed how they drink their G&Ts....didn't know about the Gin glass either.

Is it specially shaped like that for a reason, does it require the heat from one's hands and all that ?
 
2020-05-20 12:36:14 PM  
Looks like a wine glass, but I suppose anything can be a gin glass if you're brave enough.
 
2020-05-20 12:36:29 PM  
A gin glass?  Never heard of such a thing.
 
2020-05-20 12:39:59 PM  

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Customized gifts are super cute!


Cockblocker!
 
2020-05-20 12:41:16 PM  

abhorrent1: But in a moment of confusion, he mixed up the delivery and personalisation boxes.

And the asshole at the engraving company knew that but thought it would be funny.


If this is just one of those inexpensive online custom bar glassware companies, I'd guess they either don't review  things at all and simply line up a bunch of the same base product to be etched automatically in fast succession; or, even if they're reviewed by a person, the time-cost of them making judgment calls on things like spelling/syntax or ux mistakes like this, plus the delay from contacting customers for verification is far greater than the expected cost of processing whatever subset of those are actual errors that result in returned products.
 
2020-05-20 12:47:53 PM  
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What a Gin glass might look like...
 
2020-05-20 12:48:09 PM  
Or he did it on purpose to get them 15 minutes of fame.
 
2020-05-20 12:48:41 PM  

austerity101: Today I learned that there is a thing called a gin glass.  Another way to make my drinking look classier!


The problem is, you're still drinking gin.
 
2020-05-20 12:49:06 PM  

abhorrent1: But in a moment of confusion, he mixed up the delivery and personalisation boxes.

And the asshole at the engraving company knew that but thought it would be funny.


In all fairness if I got that as a gift I would think it's super funny!
 
2020-05-20 12:49:07 PM  

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What a Gin glass might look like...


I wish I had the skillz to 'shoop her head onto the boxer briefs photo above.
 
2020-05-20 12:49:59 PM  
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2020-05-20 12:50:29 PM  

abhorrent1: But in a moment of confusion, he mixed up the delivery and personalisation boxes.

And the asshole at the engraving company knew that but thought it would be funny.


You think the guy who actually engraves things speaks English? That costs too much money, man.
 
2020-05-20 12:52:06 PM  

FrancoFile: A gin glass?  Never heard of such a thing.



Just the bottle for you then?
 
2020-05-20 12:55:24 PM  

Burchill: FrancoFile: A gin glass?  Never heard of such a thing.


Just the bottle for you then?


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2020-05-20 12:58:03 PM  

FrancoFile: Burchill: FrancoFile: A gin glass?  Never heard of such a thing.


Just the bottle for you then?

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^This

She's drinking gin, or what appears to be a light red wine out of what's commonly known to be "a goddamn wine glass".
 
2020-05-20 12:58:23 PM  
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2020-05-20 1:00:05 PM  

New Rising Sun: abhorrent1: But in a moment of confusion, he mixed up the delivery and personalisation boxes.

And the asshole at the engraving company knew that but thought it would be funny.

If this is just one of those inexpensive online custom bar glassware companies, I'd guess they either don't review  things at all and simply line up a bunch of the same base product to be etched automatically in fast succession; or, even if they're reviewed by a person, the time-cost of them making judgment calls on things like spelling/syntax or ux mistakes like this, plus the delay from contacting customers for verification is far greater than the expected cost of processing whatever subset of those are actual errors that result in returned products.


But by not spending extra time to verify they are just about guaranteeing that the customer won't use their service again, even if it was the customer's fault. Efficiency vs retaining customers kind of logic.
 
2020-05-20 1:26:11 PM  

abhorrent1: But in a moment of confusion, he mixed up the delivery and personalisation boxes.

And the asshole at the engraving company knew that but thought it would be funny.


Be interesting to see the order the salesman filled out
 
2020-05-20 1:53:46 PM  
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2020-05-20 1:57:17 PM  

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You win, that's my favorite one.
 
2020-05-20 2:16:10 PM  

The Flexecutioner: But by not spending extra time to verify they are just about guaranteeing that the customer won't use their service again, even if it was the customer's fault. Efficiency vs retaining customers kind of logic.


How many repeat customers can you expect for a novelty gift item like this? It's not like anyone is going to buy another engraved gin glass next year.
 
2020-05-20 2:27:30 PM  

turboke: It's not like anyone is going to buy another engraved gin glass next year.


Not true. Case in point.

I was in a band for 15 years and for the past few of them on the band leader's birthday, I would get him a customized gift like this. One year I got a nice guitar neon sign, custom written with his name and our hometown.

The following year I did get a set of beer/pint glasses with the band's name on it so each member would have a pint glass.

I've also gotten guitar picks and other items with the band's name or band-members names.
 
2020-05-20 2:34:51 PM  

turboke: The Flexecutioner: But by not spending extra time to verify they are just about guaranteeing that the customer won't use their service again, even if it was the customer's fault. Efficiency vs retaining customers kind of logic.

How many repeat customers can you expect for a novelty gift item like this? It's not like anyone is going to buy another engraved gin glass next year.



Business customers - things like 2nd place in the sales competition for the quarter.

/3rd place is, you're fired.
 
2020-05-20 2:43:52 PM  

steklo: The following year I did get a set of beer/pint glasses with the band's name on it so each member would have a pint glass.


You got a set of them once and something else the other years. A one-time large order does not a repeat customer make.

We got our dad a set of 6 Glencairn whisky glasses engraved with the family coat of arms (for real, it's listed in Armorial général from 1884). 6 glasses, 1 single order.
 
2020-05-20 2:49:04 PM  

FrancoFile: turboke: The Flexecutioner: But by not spending extra time to verify they are just about guaranteeing that the customer won't use their service again, even if it was the customer's fault. Efficiency vs retaining customers kind of logic.

How many repeat customers can you expect for a novelty gift item like this? It's not like anyone is going to buy another engraved gin glass next year.


Business customers - things like 2nd place in the sales competition for the quarter.

/3rd place is, you're fired.


You're right, I hadn't thought of that.
 
2020-05-20 2:52:25 PM  

turboke: You got a set of them once and something else the other years. / 6 Glencairn whisky glasses engraved with the family coat of arms


That's a nice gift. Anything with your coat of arms on it always makes for a cool gift.

I got all my stuff, all from the same place. (actually my wife did, she liked doing that for me)

I think places like 4print.com and others have been enjoying a successful engraving business. When I was office admin I would go once a month to Things Remembered to get engraved plaques and whatnot for my company.

My ex bassist was a printer as well and worked at the local print shop where they did customized gifts, and trinkets and crap for conventions with company logos, etc.
 
2020-05-20 3:05:15 PM  

steklo: turboke: It's not like anyone is going to buy another engraved gin glass next year.

Not true. Case in point.

I was in a band for 15 years and for the past few of them on the band leader's birthday, I would get him a customized gift like this. One year I got a nice guitar neon sign, custom written with his name and our hometown.

The following year I did get a set of beer/pint glasses with the band's name on it so each member would have a pint glass.

I've also gotten guitar picks and other items with the band's name or band-members names.


One of the gigs I went to in the '80s - think it was Agent Orange - ended with the bass player grabbing a handful of Agent Orange picks and flinging them out into the crowd.  Cool little memento if you got one.
 
2020-05-20 3:37:10 PM  

Billy Liar: Cool little memento if you got one.


Yup. I've a friend that collects guitar picks like that.  I like when the band starts throwing around free CD's.
 
2020-05-20 8:40:28 PM  

Billy Liar: steklo: turboke: It's not like anyone is going to buy another engraved gin glass next year.

Not true. Case in point.

I was in a band for 15 years and for the past few of them on the band leader's birthday, I would get him a customized gift like this. One year I got a nice guitar neon sign, custom written with his name and our hometown.

The following year I did get a set of beer/pint glasses with the band's name on it so each member would have a pint glass.

I've also gotten guitar picks and other items with the band's name or band-members names.

One of the gigs I went to in the '80s - think it was Agent Orange - ended with the bass player grabbing a handful of Agent Orange picks and flinging them out into the crowd.  Cool little memento if you got one.


The best I have gotten at a show was a black bra with red sequins. The Tubes used to put on a hell of a show.
 
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