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The Bellinghman
Date: 2005-02-23 09:39
Subject: DHL do deliver (sometimes)
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Having noticed two other entries in my friends list (brisingamen and rmc28) about DHL this morning, I would have been having minor conniptions if it weren't for the fact that, as I arrived for work, I saw the DHL van arrive.

Courier rang the back door bell, which wouldn't have got him very far since our storeman is off till tomorrow. But I wandered over, asked if the package was for me, and signed off on it. So if you want to know why DHL aren't going bust yet, the answer is that some of them are competent. And yes, this was DHL Express. The Cambridge branch.

I now have a shiny new Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 Pro graphics card which I wasn't expecting till tomorrow. So that'll go in my PC, and the (still pretty good, can run WoW at 1600 x 1200, 32 bit colour, 100 Hz) old ATI Radeon 9700 Pro can go in the bellinghwoman's PC, so she can also play WoW.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2005-02-23 11:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yay!! (oh, and probably goodbye life :-) )
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Simes
User: bslsimes
Date: 2005-02-23 12:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Joooooin ussssss...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-02-23 13:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, she bought WoW a week or so ago.

It's only the insufficiently powerful card that's kept her sane till now.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2005-02-23 14:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's only the insufficiently powerful card that's kept her sane till now.

Sane? What is this 'sane' of which you speak?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-02-23 14:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
'less differently sane'
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User: knell
Date: 2005-02-23 14:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeeessss, joiiiiin ussss...
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2005-02-23 14:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
With pleasure :-) All I have to do now is to decide what to be...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-02-23 14:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Something petite.

Ah, a Gnome.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2005-02-23 16:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You can go off people, you know...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-02-23 14:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The weird thing is, here in Royston, the delivery guys seem to be fairly good. The Royal Mail manage to deliver even when the house number is missing (trying to get Swiss Railways to understand a British address format is something at which we didn't initially succeed).

It helps that if a postal parcel delivery fails and I go round to the sorting office, it's that building there (points to building taking up forty degrees of my field of view.

But I do try to get stuff delivered to work if it's not Royal Mail. Much more convenient - I don't have to worry about being at home for that company that's based somewhere just outside the M25. That's a company that looks at the postcode (SG8), says OK, SG is Stevenage, right, route via the South Hertfordshire depot, despite the fact that we're actually somewhere that was in Cambridgeshire until the 1890's.

(It's a shame, that. The county border used to run down the centre of Royston. The decision could have gone either way - but, instead of being the largest town in South Cambs next to Cambridge itself, we're dwarfed by Stevenage and Hitchin and so on in North Herts. And because we're in North Herts, the Post Office sorting office over there has the SG8 code, and that sorting office even covers a sizable chunk of Cambridgeshire itself, much to the disgust of the villagers of Melbourn and so on, who are also probably wondering when I'll finish this sentence, not that many of them will be reading this, but their help in working out when I'll get to a full stop would be appreciated, O sod it, I'll stop now.)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-02-23 14:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ooo, two minutes inside your deadline. How sneaky.

But I'm glad it's there at last. I have always hated waiting, ever since boarding school days when expecting my parents for a day out. Despite living closer than the large majority of families, my parents were usually among the last to arrive.

(I've yet to forgive them for the end of term when they didn't turn up at all. My mother is still embarrassed about that one.)
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