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Hard Day
Thursday 8th April, 2004 17:32 Comments: 0
Yep, after working for just four hours today, I ate lunch and slept all afternoon! With the exception of Kev moving here Easter weekend, everyone else seems to be going home. I wish everyone I know a Happy Easter!

But don't expect an easter egg to be delivered by Thorntons. I was looking at their website the other day, just to see what they had on offer for Easter, and noticed that their 'Immediate Delivery' option was for April 14th, and Standard Delivery was April 15th. That meant the expensive immediate option would guarantee it'd arrive at your doorstep in just over a week. A week! That's not immediate! Given the time, you could have placed the order, gotten credit card authorisation within a couple minutes, made the chocolate item, left it overnight, packed it in the morning, sent it to a courier, and let them deliver it the next day. That's what I call immediate! As do many other online places. Ah well, at least they have a shop just around the corner (okay, about two corners, and a little walk).

In fact my respect for retail has gone up since I started work. Most people can't afford to stay in to wait for something, especially if it's 3-5 days for delivery. The amount of time wasted trying to be there for an item often isn't worth the £5-10 saving you'd make from not buying it from a traditional store. Anything less than £50 probably isn't worth your while, as I'd effectively lose that much from taking a day off work to collect it, and you have to pay delivery costs on top (and most big items tend to cost a lot to deliver).

No more work until Tuesday, yay!
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