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Turnaround times getting unbearable
Topic by: gnohymmij
Posted: July 30, 2007 - 11:46 AM PDT
Last Reply: November 6, 2007 - 1:37 PM PST

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author topic: Turnaround times getting unbearable
gnohymmij
post #61  on August 23, 2007 - 7:31 PM PDT  
> On August 22, 2007 - 11:02 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm in New Hampshire and mailing time to/from GC San Francisco used to take three days each way. So my shortest round-trip time was 7 days under optimal conditions. In practice the average comes out closer to 9 days. That means 9-10 movies a month.
>
> With the new GC shipping center, mailing time from GC to me is still 3 days (most of the time). But disc return time now ranges from 4 to 6 days. So now my new turn-around time is 8-10 days. That means 8-9 movies a month.
>
> No, I'm not going to bitch about getting one less movie per month. I have better things to do with my time. In fact, I rather be bitching about other people's bitching instead.
>
> [Start Bitching]
> Everyday, we hear some people from Bay area complaining about no longer getting 3-day turn-around time. Those people seem to expect GC to send them 20-30 movies per month on a 3-out plan. At nearly $2 per movie just for postage, GC is obviously losing money on this kind of customers. It makes business sense for GC to get rid of those un-profitable customers. Because it is either this, or GC has to go out of business.
>
> But of course you'll never get any GC staff to admit this (Okay, maybe doozer will - when she's drunk). So I just have to spell out this message for GC:
>
> "Attention all BATMAN from Bay Area: Get Lost of Shut Up!!"

> [End Bitching]
>
> BTW Battie, you are such an UNGRATEFUL B****, and I say it with love.
>
> (BLOND, that is)

> ---------------------------------

I find it a bit odd that you think 3 days turnaround time unprofitable given several other companies do it and still remain in business. I guess you have this "business sense" so I'll just accept that as fact...

I do agree that any company like GC would benefit if we all watched fewer movies per month and no one in their company would admit that or statements like that of course. That said, someone else pointed out something that hits the nail of the head (i.e. why i'm bitching): if you're paying for an expected level of service and that degrades considerably, to 2 or 3 times worse than it was before, you'd be a chump not to complain and consider canceling.

btw, the expression is "Get lost OR shut up." You might want to at least check your spelling if you're going to insult people.
SonjaBlue
post #62  on August 23, 2007 - 9:24 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

> I have rum. And lime infused vodka. and gin. and kahlua. And 78 bottles of wine. Come over. We can have a party, watch "Gay as Folks" and make prank phone calls to Sonja Blue, Bowwow, and NLee.<

What? No redrum? Doesn't sound like much of a party to me.

Pranking my call service is a waste of your time. Has your stunted rental delivery brought you to this? I would think that stooping so low was reserved solely for hamano.

Besides, you forgot to invite Drunken Shiori and doozer... ;)
woozy
post #63  on August 23, 2007 - 9:41 PM PDT  
> On August 23, 2007 - 9:24 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> woozy wrote:
>
> What? No redrum? Doesn't sound like much of a party to me.

My rum is the normal dark variety. No red rum, I'm afraid. If you wish to attend you may bring some if you wish. I'll bring the Safos Noxes.
>
> Pranking my call service is a waste of your time. Has your stunted rental delivery brought you to this?

No, I'm merely trying to cheer poor Battie up.


> Besides, you forgot to invite Drunken Shiori and doozer... ;)
> ---------------------------------

True. But I like to keep my enemies close and my friends far apart from each other.

SonjaBlue
post #64  on August 23, 2007 - 10:09 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

>Hey, So you never told me what you thought of my lego tribute to you! You can see my tribute to Sonja Blue and others here.<

Battie wrote:

> Bigger bewbs, longer hair and more drinky-drink. XD Kidding. Though perhaps a quasi-evil expression would do Lego Battie more justice.<

While it may be true that I dress the same no matter the weather/season, I am under the impression that you didn't try hard enough:

1) I prefer round mirrored or dense sunglasses over oval transparents -- for obvious reasons.

2) I haven't worn capes (hooded or sans) for many years.

3) The scarf. You're going to give people the impression that I have had something to do with Waldo's disappearance.

4) Smoking can be a natural act, but it's usually the end result of me being exposed to open flame. So Lego characters aren't meant have knife accessories? How are they to defend themselves against green army men?

5) I'm assuming that it's a pike that I'm holding in my left...clamp. Otherwise, this phallus could be the reason of Battie's desire for Lego Battie's quasi-evil expression.

6) Presumably, the "blue g-string" is meant to be symbolic rather than exotic/erotic.

7) I don't think my teeth stick out that far, but I don't have anyone left to ask.
SonjaBlue
post #65  on August 23, 2007 - 10:18 PM PDT  
Sonja wrote:

>What? No redrum? Doesn't sound like much of a party to me.<

woozy wrote:

> My rum is the normal dark variety. No red rum, I'm afraid. If you wish to attend you may bring some if you wish...<

And you thought I was talking about alcohol...

[Holds up a mirror.]

> True. But I like to keep my enemies close and my friends far apart from each other.<

If I had more of the latter, I couldn't agree more.
woozy
post #66  on August 23, 2007 - 10:59 PM PDT  
> On August 23, 2007 - 10:09 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> woozy wrote:
>
> 1) I prefer round mirrored or dense sunglasses over oval transparents -- for obvious reasons.

I know, but the lego site didn't give us the option.
>
> 2) I haven't worn capes (hooded or sans) for many years.
>
I know, but you deserve flair.

> 3) The scarf. You're going to give people the impression that I have had something to do with Waldo's disappearance.

Ha. Ha. Again, the flair espect.
>
> 4) Smoking can be a natural act, but it's usually the end result of me being exposed to open flame. So Lego characters aren't meant have knife accessories?

Appearantly not. The pike was the closest I could get.

> 6) Presumably, the "blue g-string" is meant to be symbolic rather than exotic/erotic.

Actually it was a mistake. I meant to do blue jeans when I selected the hips and then I forgot and made the legs black and didn't notice until after I posted.
>
> 7) I don't think my teeth stick out that far, but I don't have anyone left to ask.
> ---------------------------------

> And you thought I was talking about alcohol...
>
> [Holds up a mirror.]
>
Actually, no I didn't.

makes gestures towards the mirror gesturing to the Safos Noxes.

> > True. But I like to keep my enemies close and my friends far apart from each other.<
>
> If I had more of the latter, I couldn't agree more.
>

Got me, babe. Battie probably likes you too and we're at least a thousand miles apart and not likely to get any closer. Not sure I can credit that to you, though.

SonjaBlue
post #67  on August 23, 2007 - 11:12 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

> makes gestures towards the mirror gesturing to the Safos Noxes.<

Ha!

woozy 1, Sonja 0.
woozy
post #68  on August 23, 2007 - 11:59 PM PDT  
> On August 23, 2007 - 11:12 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>>
> Ha!
>
> woozy 1, Sonja 0.

> ---------------------------------

Yes, not all of us are into violence.

NLee
post #69  on August 24, 2007 - 7:08 AM PDT  
> On August 23, 2007 - 10:18 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> And you thought I was talking about alcohol...
>
> [Holds up a mirror.]
> ---------------------------------

... which begs the question: how do female vampire put on makeup if she cannot see her own reflection?
woozy
post #70  on August 24, 2007 - 7:50 AM PDT  
> On August 24, 2007 - 7:08 AM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> ... which begs the question: how do female vampire put on makeup if she cannot see her own reflection?
>
> ---------------------------------

This is the first I've ever heard about female vampires actually wearing makeup. Of course, I've never heard anything about male vampires shaving either.

Two hypothesis: 1) She burrows into the mind(s) of a human or animal(s) servant to see herself through his or their eyes.

2) Vampires can see their own reflections but humans can't.

NLee
post #71  on August 24, 2007 - 6:46 PM PDT  
> On August 24, 2007 - 7:50 AM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> This is the first I've ever heard about female vampires actually wearing makeup.

Here's a picture of Vamperilla. Is she wearing makeup? Actually, I can't tell and I don't care.

> Two hypothesis: 1) She burrows into the mind(s) of a human or animal(s) servant to see herself through his or their eyes.
>
> 2) Vampires can see their own reflections but humans can't.
> ---------------------------------

According to The Fearless Vampire Killers, vampires can't see their own reflections. Then again, the movie also claims that Jewish Vampire are immune to Crucifix...
SonjaBlue
post #72  on August 24, 2007 - 10:02 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

> Yes, not all of us are into violence.<

Perhaps it is not good human etiquette to joke about violence to those who are unaccustomed to it. But doesn't our familiarity allow certain latitudes?

Although I wouldn't wish it upon you, should it someday draw you in, it would be in your interests to know how best to deal with it.
SonjaBlue
post #73  on August 24, 2007 - 10:11 PM PDT  
Sonja wrote:

>[Holds up a mirror.]<

NLee wrote:

> ... which begs the question...<

Does it?

The mirror was intended for the wordplay.
SonjaBlue
post #74  on August 24, 2007 - 11:06 PM PDT  
NLee wrote:

> Here's a picture of Vamperilla. Is she wearing makeup? Actually, I can't tell and I don't care.<

It would be best to ask the illustrator if the model was wearing makeup and if he chose to reproduce what he saw.

woozy wrote:

> Two hypothesis: 1) She burrows into the mind(s) of a human or animal(s) servant to see herself through his or their eyes.<

That's poetic.

> 2) Vampires can see their own reflections but humans can't.<

Closer to the truth. Pretenders see themselves and each other as they are. Most humans are not sensitive enough to see though the masquerade intended for them.

NLee wrote:

> According to The Fearless Vampire Killers, vampires can't see their own reflections...<

This belief still persists in the Old Country and in popular culture today. The concept goes something like this:

Vampires are evil. Since evil is an abomination to God, it cannot cast a reflection -- as this is reserved for man, who was cast in God's image.

There is a photograph of myself posted to my profile and my entries. What do you think?
woozy
post #75  on August 24, 2007 - 11:11 PM PDT  
> On August 24, 2007 - 10:11 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Sonja wrote:
>
> >[Holds up a mirror.]<
>
> NLee wrote:
>
> > ... which begs the question...<
>
> Does it?

Actually one of my pet peeves is the misuse of the term "beg the question" as though it means "raise the question" when in actuality it means to give an unsatisfactory answer to a question that doesn't actually address the question. I wasn't going to bring it up.

>
> The mirror was intended for the wordplay.


Yes, I'm a fan of the full and half-palindromes. I was considering making a comment about a family of Dr. Seuess environmentally minded animals but then I realized that would be Loraxes when my joke would require it be Laroxes.

So, Sonja, must love and violence always be diametrically opposed? Murder & sex at war; raw taxes & red rum.


SonjaBlue
post #76  on August 25, 2007 - 12:14 AM PDT  
woozy wrote:

> Actually one of my pet peeves is the misuse of the term "beg the question" as though it means "raise the question" when in actuality it means to give an unsatisfactory answer to a question that doesn't actually address the question. I wasn't going to bring it up.<

It is possible that NLee was either bored or curious. We've had our differences in the past, but on one occasion, we were actually in agreement. More proof that anything is possible.

Perhaps he merely wishes to entertain the lesser(?) of two evils: Conversing with us rather than engaging in the perpetual argument of rental turnaround times.

To some degree, I don't mind curiousity or skepticism. It depends on the intent of the enquiry. Maybe NLee is playing the part of hamano: Provoking conversation simply for the sake of it.


> So, Sonja, must love and violence always be diametrically opposed? Murder & sex at war; raw taxes & red rum.<

I don't think one is the opposite of the other -- as rough sex can accommodate both.
woozy
post #77  on August 25, 2007 - 12:23 AM PDT  
> On August 25, 2007 - 12:14 AM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> woozy wrote:
>
> > Actually one of my pet peeves is the misuse of the term "beg the question" as though it means "raise the question" when in actuality it means to give an unsatisfactory answer to a question that doesn't actually address the question. I wasn't going to bring it up.<
>
> It is possible that NLee was either bored or curious. We've had our differences in the past, but on one occasion, we were actually in agreement. More proof that anything is possible.

I'm sure he's curious. I, for one, always wondered why vampire's clothes never reflected.

I was just pointing out the correct usage of "to beg the question". It's a common mistake.
>
>
> I don't think one is the opposite of the other -- as rough sex can accommodate both.
> ---------------------------------

Sigh, once one starts thinking of palindromes, it's hard to stop. Furxes?

Speaking of Pretenders and their view of the world, in your unique position to view the world, are you familiar with the works of David Lynch? Was "Inland Empire" in focus for you? It's obsessing me right now.

SonjaBlue
post #78  on August 25, 2007 - 12:38 AM PDT  
woozy wrote:

> Speaking of Pretenders and their view of the world, in your unique position to view the world, are you familiar with the works of David Lynch? Was "Inland Empire" in focus for you? It's obsessing me right now.<

I've seen Mulholland Dr. and found the rain/reign of frogs scene amusing.

I am not familiar with Inland Empire, so your reference is lost on me (for now).
woozy
post #79  on August 25, 2007 - 1:17 AM PDT  
> On August 25, 2007 - 12:38 AM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
>
> I've seen Mulholland Dr. and found the rain/reign of frogs scene amusing.

Odd. I don't remember that.
>
> I am not familiar with Inland Empire, so your reference is lost on me (for now).
> ---------------------------------

Inland Empire is like Mulholland Dr. only not as straightforwardly simplistic or as grounded in realism.
NLee
post #80  on August 25, 2007 - 10:02 PM PDT  
> On August 24, 2007 - 10:11 PM PDT SonjaBlue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Sonja wrote:
>
> >[Holds up a mirror.]<
>
> NLee wrote:
>
> > ... which begs the question...<
>
> Does it?
>
> The mirror was intended for the wordplay.

> ---------------------------------

My mistake. I assumed that you were holding up the mirror to check for blood-shot eyes or sometime. Now I realized that it was for woozy to see his own reflection. And you assumed right. I was both bored and curious. Where is that Hairy Amano hiding anyway?

So woozy, you want to know what my pet peeves is? Thos price of AAA cells. Why should the AAA battery cost the same as AA battery, when the energy in an AAA is only one-third that of an AA?
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