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Posters! And soon to be in Philly...

First off:

I'll be arriving in Philadelphia at somewhere around 2ish in the afternoon tomorrow (Saturday the 28th). joreth won't be arriving 'til about midnightish. That gives me a number of hours unallocated and unspoken for, though I won't have transportation. Anyone in the area fancy a get-together?

Second off:

The posters of the Map of Human Sexuality are printed and en-route. Funny thing, though. The printer gave me six UPS tracking numbers(!), and when I check them online, each tracking number says that the shipment contains three parcels. Which means, if I'm reading it right, the printer is sending me the posters in eighteen boxes(!!). WTF??! Eighteen boxes to ship 500 posters? That can not possibly be right. Even three boxes sounds like a bit much.

So I'm thinking there are a number of potential scenarios here, all of them wildly unlikely:

1. The person at the print shop who ships stuff out has OCD, and registered my order with UPS six times. (Clicky goes the button! Clicky goes the button! I like the way the label printer sounds. Clicky goes the button!)

2. The person who ran the order on press misread the job ticket, and printed 5,000 posters rather than 500 posters. I'll have posters and posters and posters and posters! And also, more posters! Psst, wanna buy a poster?

3. Due to an unfortunate mix-up involving a hacked computer, a Russian ex-KGB operative, an Al Quaeda sleeper cell, two vials of sodium pentathol, and a mysterious flat tire on a Greyhound bus, at this very moment I have over five hundred pounds of parts for AK-47 rifles on their way to me, and a whole print run of posters of a sex map are en route to a shadowy underground Pakistani arms dealer in Cyprus. Boy, won't he be surprised! Heads will roll, oh yes. Heads will roll.


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Feb. 27th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
18 boxes
so there's gonna be a poster rolling party weekend in the near future? LOL

Maybe the printer rolled them into 18 poster tubes instead of flat boxes?
Feb. 28th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Re: 18 boxes
yea that sounds reasonable to me.

or it's cheaper to send several small boxes instead of one BIG HEAVY box. or those are the boxes they had in stock. or, or, or, eeeh screw it, I'm just anxious to get mine!
Feb. 28th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
I'm with the 'probably cheaper to send several smaller boxes' option. At work, when I send large consignments via courier, it is not infrequently cheaper to send 3*5kg boxes prepaid overnight than it is to send 1*10kg box by road (kg weight calculated by volume; height(cm)*width(cm)*depth(cm)/4000 = kg equivalent)
Feb. 28th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
I live about 15 or 20 minutes from Philly International, as traffic allows. I could meet you for a coffee or something at the airport, but it would have to be a bit of a drive-by nosh. (It's my birthday, and my owner has plans for me later in the afternoon/evening.)
Feb. 28th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me, if you can do it. My flight arrives at 1:07 PM, and I'mup for a quick cup of' somethin' at the airport. I'll email you my contact info.
Feb. 28th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
see? now i feel bad! if i had checked my LJ sooner, i would have been available to at least take you out to lunch or something. bugger all, i'm at work! and i'm only about an hour out of Philly...
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