The case of the missing thermometer

April 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm 1 comment

On March 18, I went to Bass Pro Shops online and ordered a thermometer for the pond.  Seems the temperature is supposed to be within a certain range before you start feeding the fish…

I got an email the next day, March 19, saying that the thermometer had shipped via US Postal Service.  Cool!  (or not…)

When it still hadn’t arrived by March 30, I called Bass Pro.  Since that was actually the 10th business day—and my mail hadn’t run yet—they couldn’t do anything but told me to call back if it didn’t come that day. Well, a few more days went by, and I got busy with my trip to Wichita so that I could visit with the nice TSA man at the airport.  🙄

I finally got around to calling again on April 3, which was 14 business days after I placed my order. They assured me that “stuff just happens sometimes” and they would send me another thermometer.

Fastforward to Monday, April 6.  I received a Priority Mail package, which I quickly tore open!  My thermometer was finally here!!  (Yes, I seriously need to consider getting a life when something so ordinary excites me...)  I flipped through the rest of the mail for the day and found another package from Bass Pro Shops.  Yep…the ORIGINAL order had finally shown up—the thermometer that shipped by regular mail took 16 business day to get here and just happened to arrive on the same day as the one shipped by Priority Mail.

Not exactly a case for NCIS (although I would warmly welcome Mark Harmon if he wants to come talk about it :wink:), but it makes me wonder where the missing thermometer was for 20 days.  I’m trying to decide whether to call Bass Pro and have them ship the papers to return one of them…or whether it would be faster to just take it to Springfield myself.  🙄


Entry filed under: On the homefront.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Cheri  |  April 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I love Mark Harmon :)!!!!


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