Sunday, May 16, 2010

Deliver me from slowness.

As I wrote on What the kimchi? I am having withdrawals from the speedy delivery service you get in Korea.

It only took the boxes I mailed 5-6 days to get to Canada. The most expensive box cost about $68 and the cheapest about $36. The $36 box was about the size of a shoe box and full of dvd's. Compare that to the cost of a shoe box care package my mother mailed me. It cost $80. From Korea 5-6 days. From Canada 10-14 days.

The reaction of the mailman when he dropped them off was hilarious. He was gobsmacked by the speed the boxes got to Canada. His jaw hit the floor when I told him how much it cost to mail them. Considering they use the same airlines to send the stuff it does make you wonder just how badly we are being gouged.

I had to get a new pair of sneakers Friday. It will take them 5 days to have them sent from another store about 100km away. FIVE fricking days!!!! I got stuff here from Korea in that time!!! In Korea I would have them the next day.

I find myself missing the great delivery service I found in Korea.