Regular O/T readers will remember that I ordered what I thought was the world’s most expensive crackers from China. It turns out instead of 6 bags in the box there was 18, so it actually wasn’t all that expensive (more like $7 per bag, which isn’t too bad considering they have to shipped from the other side of the planet).
Well they told my teacher in China that it would take a week, but that would have made them arrive last Tuesday and they didn’t arrive, so I got nervous and looked for a way to track them.
My teacher used some company named Dragon Sea, and I couldn’t find a way to track it on their website. It turns out that to get to the tracking you have to use the Chinese site. Dragon Sea uses a Chinese shipping company called EMS, and once it gets in the US it uses USPS.
Once it got the the US it went to Chicago to be checked by customs and said an expected delivery date of today. But as of last night it said it was still being checked by customs in Chicago so I had little hope of it being delivered today.
However it was indeed delivered today. Or it would have been, except they apparently need a signature and since I was at work they left a note and took it back to the post office for me to pick up.
The tracking page says I can’t pick it up until tomorrow, but I’m going to try tonight anyway. I will, of course, update this post to let everybody know. If I can get it tonight you all are invited to come over to my house and eat Chinese crackers with me while I write AG articles in my underwear.
(Update: I went to the post office and I’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning. My disappointment is immeasurable.)
In other news I happen to find this video yesterday, and it’s pretty funny with hindsight. It turns out you shouldn’t put your faith in the Raiders.