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Do Amazon do it deliberately?

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You know how it is, most of us still home working, so jump on Amazon, order stuff safe in the knowledge you'll be in when it arrives.

Of course, we still have clients, and from time to time are in virtual meetings with them.

Do Amazon track such meetings just so that they can arrive with your delivery 10 minutes in to the meeting, or have I just been unlucky?

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By michaelbeaver
31st Mar 2021 15:28

No, but it might be your secret super power.

Mine is the ability to be eating lunch whenever a client calls. No calls for a couple of hours, and three calls right when I've got my mouth full of sandwich - no matter when I take my lunch!

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
31st Mar 2021 15:38

MIne is the ability to attract no phone calls whatsoever for days and then have two callers at once.

Learning to put one call on hold and field the other was on my lockdown bucket list, although I've yet to get round to it. Good job that'll be extended till 2022!

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By NH
01st Apr 2021 07:08

that is exactly what happens to me, I assume clients think 'I will call them on my lunch break' or maybe every time they take a bite of the BLT it reminds them of me

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By DJKL
31st Mar 2021 15:47

It is the same nefarious network that used to plague the Inverness Road , they waited until you had a stretch of clearish road then slipped on to the main route a couple of hundred yards ahead of you pulling a caravan, they still do this throughout the Scottish borders, if they got things really right there would already be an HGV ahead and two not one caravans would join in convoy, this generally happens when the next either dual part or crawler lane part of the road is a good few miles away. (The A1 in Northumberland certainly is in league with these other roads, Strathyre up Lubnaig is yet another- my nearest death on the road moment occurring there with an oncoming car coming round a bend towards me on the wrong side of the road)

They manage similar with toast that has been buttered and had marmalade added, keys always being in the pocket on the same side your hand is carrying something and of course the light bulb that blows at the worst possible moment.

My father referred to the entire phenomenon as "The Conspiracy of Things"

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By Tax Dragon
31st Mar 2021 16:18

Is 'conspiracy' the collective noun? As in, 'you can buy a conspiracy of things on Amazon'?

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By DJKL
31st Mar 2021 16:50

I always considered that the Conspiracy was singular, there was just one multi stranded conspiracy involving multiple things( plural) all acting in concert. You now have me worried there is more than one.

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By kevinringer
06th Apr 2021 13:40

I believe it is a collective noun as in 'a conspiracy of clients'.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
31st Mar 2021 16:01

Between the ages of 6 weeks and 4 months, my son timed a huge poo with me sitting down to eat a hot meal. Didn’t matter whether it was breakfast lunch or dinner, what time it was - I had to change him within 2 minutes either side of sitting down to eat. We even did ‘dummy’ meals, all going to the set table to sit down for a bit, but he wasn’t fooled.

I didn’t have a hot meal for about 3 months. Worst one was a big Christmas dinner with extended family, I’d fully loaded my plate, sat down, picked up my fork and then a horrendous noise came from his nappy and that was it for me. Meal cold once more by the time I came back.

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By SteveHa
31st Mar 2021 16:28

I used to have a cat that insisted on giving birth to half a dozen kittens on the rug at my feet whilst I was trying to eat over-easy fried eggs on toast.

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By DJKL
31st Mar 2021 16:47

I have often told my kids that for all their actions I would, when they were older, retaliate in the fullness of time, revenge being a dish best served cold.

So if they say acted up and embarrassed their parents that would say merit our threatening to show their early year photos to future girlfriends, boyfriends etc , it was always a pretty decent threat that made them think twice.

In their teens even to this day I have also threatened them with our turning up at their homes, eating and drinking everything they have, lounging in a chair whilst they labour to and from the table with dishes, serve us drinks and do the washing up.

My father always threatened my sisters and myself that for Christmas he was going to give the grandchildren toy drums, trumpets and other instruments with labels on such Christmas presents saying open this early, best at 4.00 am etc.

Just store it all in your memory, it may turn out to be a great story you can use to threaten your offspring later in life.

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By SteveHa
31st Mar 2021 16:54

Would never have worked for the cat. I tried encouraging, but she was a lousy drummer and trombonist.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
28th Apr 2021 08:45

DJKL wrote:

... it may turn out to be a great story you can use to threaten your offspring later in life.

I’m thinking more wedding speech than threat.

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By New To Accountancy
31st Mar 2021 16:09

I have noticed that unless you work from home, people just don't get it.
"I thought I'd give you a call for a quick catch up because I know you work from home now"

Me: oh thank you, can I call you later, only I work from home now so I'm working now, just from home"

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By Lone_Wolf
31st Mar 2021 16:16

This drives me insane.

Folk off on furlough are the worst, and think that working from home is some sort of jolly like they're on. No, I still have to work.

Them: "But they'll never know you're not working."

Me: "Hmm. Do you think that attitude is maybe why your workplace decided you weren't vital to their operations at this time?"

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By Duggimon
31st Mar 2021 16:23

Lone_Wolf wrote:

Them: "But they'll never know you're not working."

Hah, they'll figure it out pretty quickly when the work isn't done!

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By New To Accountancy
31st Mar 2021 16:24

Drives me insane too!

I'd like a voicemail with the following options:

Press 1 - for an explanation of what 'working from home' means.

Press 2 - to listen to HMRC music for a few of hours.

Press 3 - to hear Roy Chubby Brown, tell you were to go, on my behalf.

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By Carole Baldwin
31st Mar 2021 19:48

I ordered 4 items from Amazon on Wednesday. The confirmation said "delivery in 3-5 working days". Shortly after an email said "expected delivery 6th April. Today I went out. When I got home my neighbour had 4 parcels for me from Amazon, delivered in less than 24 hours. How can you arrange to be in when they lie to you like that.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
31st Mar 2021 21:00

Lucky you! I've been waiting since February for an outside tap adaptor to arrive from China. I've received the occasional optimistic email to update its progress; although you and I know that in reality it's queued-up in the Suez Canal, and is unlikely to arrive for some weeks yet.

Maybe I should just give in and shell out £4.50 at the car-wash.

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By Carole Baldwin
01st Apr 2021 09:39

I have a very handy man who washes my bike and my car for me. I knew husbands had to be useful for something.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
01st Apr 2021 11:37

Yeah, yeah...I'm "it" in our household ever since the Romanian car wash packed up.

I should never have voted Brexit!

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By Beach Accountancy
07th Apr 2021 09:39

Presumably they were using it to raise the Suez canal by a bit

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By SXGuy
01st Apr 2021 06:52

My amazon guys wait till I've sat down for dinner. It's amazing how they know when I pick a fork up.

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By Tax Dragon
01st Apr 2021 09:47

Second time?

For it to happen once may be regarded as a misfortune; twice looks like carelessness.

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By DJKL
01st Apr 2021 12:06

Lady Bracknell , I presume.

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By Tax Dragon
01st Apr 2021 12:34

I'll get my coat. Hat. And handbag, of course, mustn't forget the handbag.

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By Caber Feidh
07th Apr 2021 01:26

Or you could apply what I believe is a military variant on Lady Bracknell's dictum:

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is enemy action.

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By KIKISROSSIDES
07th Apr 2021 07:11

You are lucky to get a delivery at all! Ever since I have moved abroad Amazon has been terrible with their deliveries to the point I had to cancel a few of my orders. What really gets me even more is that whenever I comment about their disgusting service they make sure my reviews are not published. I wish Bezos comes back as Amazon's standards are falling by the minute!

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