1140. International purchase

Kieran received an email saying that his package had left the carrier facility in San Bernardino, California, USA. In fact, if he clicked on a link he could read where his package had already been.

It had left Tampa, Florida, four days earlier and had arrived in Houston, Texas, the following day. From there it had headed to San Bernardino.

Kieran continued to follow his package. From San Bernardino it headed (inexplicably) to the Philadelphia Mail Sorting Facility. From there it had returned to California, but this time to Los Angeles. He then received a further email saying that his package was in transit. In transit! How wonderful! That meant only one thing: the parcel was on a plane leaving Los Angeles and heading for New Zealand. There were no stops in between. It would be a direct flight.

Two days later yet another email arrived. “Your package has arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, and is awaiting clearance from Customs.”

Three days after that the package arrived at Kieran’s house; delivered personally by Courier. By Courier! Now that was service!

Kieran opened his parcel. Of course, he could get a similar pair of socks from the shop down the road, but it was so much more exciting to purchase things internationally.

14 thoughts on “1140. International purchase

  1. Shubha Athavale

    Bruce I don’t know why my comment yesterday about Banksia roses went as “Anonymous”!! It was me! And your package story reminded me of our recent relocation and my calls to Telstra went from Sydney to the Philippines to Pune, India and then the phone and internet was restored in Sydney and I was also following each step with, to quote Yvonne, blissful anticipation.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I have no idea why it went Anonymous!! These days it seems it doesn’t greatly matter where one lives. My computer had to be replaced by HP and during the month long process I didn’t understand a word anyone said!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      It’s funny how following the track of a parcel can be exciting! I have just bought a little pan for making small crepes. It arrived yesterday! It came from within the country, but I still followed its progress!

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