Posts Tagged ‘mail’
I think about this every single time I open my mail box and find junk mail or whatever mail that is something I’m going to throw away. It takes time to shred and dispose of this stuff that would just not exist if not for me being a person with a mailing address. Except for basic necessities I don’t feel like I gain many physical possessions on a regular basis so junk mail is one thing that just starts piling up and makes my apartment messier.
According to my driver’s license I’m 32, and yet I still find myself in situations like this. Would it have been the end of the world if I had to interact with my neighbors? No, but I still in general prefer to avoid it.
Sometimes people don’t grow up, they just get older.
Here’s the first of the most recent trailers that I’ve been working on for freelance gigs. This is the Gamescom trailer for Sonic Boom on Wii U! This one I got to be around for all revisions, sound mixing etc so I’m rather proud of how this one turned out 🙂
Good to know that the money I’m spending on health insurance is being well used. I wonder how much lower my copay would be if they didn’t spend money sending out physical letters to every person who registers on their website.
I think I didn’t check it for about a week or more. Seriously, so much campaign mail. I like reading them in the campaign TV commercial/people’s court voice. Even if I’m reading the things that are the virtues of the candidates.
This wasn’t a real conversation I heard, but it occurred to me that on very bright sunny days that it might be a good idea to put on sunblock if you’re going to be at the mall all day long because every mall I’ve been to here has been outdoors.
We went to the mall this past Saturday to spend the day inside watching movies to beat the heat (we watched The Expendables 2, ParaNorman and the new Total Recall if you’re wondering).
I kind of want to go to the mall during the Winter when it rains, just out of sheer curiosity.
I had to ship a package to a friend in NYC overnight via Fedex, but the zip code I had when I first went to ship it turned out to be incorrect. I later got the correct zip code and returned to fix it. Turns out it was about $7 more with the new zip code, but the person working there didn’t make me pay the extra $7 even though it was no fault of their own I had the wrong zip code.
I then started thinking of how soft this person was compared to if this had happened in NYC in which case they would’ve just had me pay the difference. Maybe this person here just didn’t want to ring up another transaction. But after I was thinking that they were too soft I started feeling like it was mean to think that they were a sucker for this. It’s kind of weird, when people are super duper nice, you just can’t have a mean thought about them.
Also, people here aren’t used to dishing out or dealing with a New York attitude. It’s like they lack the immune system to protect them from it, so it doesn’t feel right to use it in this context. Then again, if someone really was trying to screw me, then it would probably come out then.
I heard somewhere that for people who work in Amazon distribution centers, speed really all that matters. From personal experience I’d say that’s accurate considering some of the boxes I’ve received over the years. Whenever you order different items on Amazon there’s always the option to ship in fewer packages or separate them. The thing is that when you have two objects that don’t fit into one of Amazon’s boxes conveniently they just pick the biggest box and stuff it full of brown packing paper.
I can only imagine the shipping people getting two boxes in front of them and just saying “Screw it!” then rolling off dozens of feet of brown paper and stuffing it into a box three times bigger than it needs to be. Then sealing it with only two pieces of tape. Oh and don’t forget the bags of air, gotta stick in at least two dozen of them, especially if you’re shipping something super fragile like, a spool of DVDRs.