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Eternal Seeker

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I must be growing up
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:45:04 PM »


I just came back from a trip to Gordon's Food Service grumpy. After two years of haggling with the prison administration, my prison ministry was finally given permission to supplement the Asatru Midsummer Feast. (The prison supplied feast doesn't bear describing) The offenders themselves had pooled their money to pay for it (a real world exercise in several of the Noble Virtues!) So I went to arrange to have the food delivered directly- to save myself from the extra 2 hour drive and hassle. So anyway, I get to the restaurant supply place, and the conversation goes something like this:
Me, "I want to pay for an order here, and have it delivered to the New Castle Correctional Facility."
Them, "We don't have a store in New Castle"
Me, "No, but you have a store in Anderson that delivers to New Castle"
Them, "Well, anyway, we can only arrange deliveries for established delivery customers"
"You have a delivery going there Friday."
"Yes, but that was ordered by Geo Corp.; you don't have an account, and we can't get one set up in time for the Friday delivery"
"Why do I have to have an account?"
"To make sure we get paid"
"I have a check in my hand"
"But we can't take the order because you don't have an account"

Why do I say I've grown?

I'm writing this from home, not a jail cell.

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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 01:48:22 PM »

Glad you are not in jail.  Welcome to the world of dealing with corporate bean counters - the rules rarely make any sense and always cause a loss of productivity.
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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 02:21:42 PM »

 :yeah:  Yay for ES!

I won't hijack your thread, but can totally relate to the idiocy present in corporate bureaucracy!  Go you for not smacking the snot out of the twit. :D
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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 10:36:01 PM »

I admire your restraint. Circular logic (especially such obviously faulty of such) drives me up the wall, across the ceiling, and out the window.
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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 11:49:02 AM »

OMGoddess, that sounds frustrating! But your telling of it made me laugh. Glad everybody came out of it intact!
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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 08:56:59 PM »

D'you think it was just about "We don't want to deliver to prisoners?"
That's where my brain would go.
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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 10:41:38 AM »

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"I have a check in my hand"
"But we can't take the order because you don't have an account"

HI!

Maybe it was because it was a cheque? I bet you wouldn't have had this problem with cash!
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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 11:00:13 AM »


Nah, the check was drawn on the same corporation that was already delivering there. I'm sure the objection was to my pentacle.

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Re: I must be growing up
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 12:11:51 PM »

HI!

That sounds like discrimination! Unless it was something to do with different branches :confused: :confused:

Maybe ring them up and see if they say YES to cash or a cheque first before going all the way down there next time?
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