What a long, strange trip its been!

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  1. WD 3D

    WD 3D Green is the new blue...

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    I decided after weeks of consideration to send my 30th anniv Custom 24 PS to the PTC because, even as much as others may like it, green is not one of my favored colors. I love the guitar but not the color. Anyway... not the point of this story. So I was off last Friday afternoon and decided to pull the trigger, exchanged emails with Shawn and got home, put the guitar in the case, padded the case, boxed the case and headed off to the UPS store down the street. I live in Virginia, a mere 70 miles from PRS and Stevensville, MD. I found that even using UPS ground delivery, my guitar would arrive at PRS on Monday morning so I was quite pleased with that prospect!

    So Monday rolls around and during lunch I decide to check on my baby and make sure the trip went well only to find that my guitar was in Kentucky! Ok... so I got out the map and then checked the news to make sure they had not moved the state of Kentucky from its original position to one in between Virginia and Maryland.

    Instead of the 70 mile trip from where I dropped off the guitar in Chantilly, VA to Stevensville, MD, my guitar went (1) Chantilly to Louisville, KY (600 miles) (2) Louisville, KY to Lexington, KY (80 mi) (3) Lexington, KY to Laurel, MD (535 miles) (4) Laurel, MD to Easton, MD (60 miles) and finally (5) Easton, MD to Stevensville, MD (30 miles). The added destinations also added a day from the expected delivery to the final delivery window (Tuesday AM instead of Monday AM)

    So for what I thought was going to be a leisurely stroll from VA to MD over a weekend, my guitar went on a wild weekend bender in Kentucky, travelling over 1300 miles instead of the expected 60. I am sure bourbon and women were involved... that guitar gonna have some splainin to do when she gets home!
     
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  2. Huggy B

    Huggy B It's just a snack.

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    I'd have made the drive, delivered it myself and had some crab cakes on the way back.
     
  3. Shawn@PRS

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    I'll put it in my car and drive it around the neighborhood for a little bit longer.
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Too funny. I'm waiting for something that was sent FedEx Smartpost. It shipped from Kentucky on the 23rd (I'm in the Chicago suburbs). It went to two different Chicago area FedEx handling locations, and then to New Berlin, WI (apparently the FedEx Smartpost hub), and will now be turned over to USPS. It'll be here on the 3rd. Too funny. If they would have shipped it USPS, I would have had it by the 26th.
     
  5. Wakester

    Wakester Class Clown

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    I am beginning to believe that UPS, FEDEX, USPS and Amazon all fired their Logistical Engineers and replaced them with a bunch of monkeys. I tracked a package one day that quite literally drove past my driveway 3 times in 24 hours before it was finally delivered to my doorstep.
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    That’s not fair to monkeys.
     
  7. Wakester

    Wakester Class Clown

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    Jellyfish?
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I’m cool with that.
     
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  9. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Club Vice President

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    Chantilly?! I'm about four miles from the Chantilly UPS!

    Most of my trips to the PTC have been just that...trips to the PTC.
     
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  10. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    A musical Flat Stanley?
     
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  11. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    Its entirely your own fault. You players have to understand that these guitars need to be gigged and toured. ;)
    It like having a dog and never taking it for a walk.
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Cool band!

     
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  13. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r New Member

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    There was a brief period of time where sending a letter 14 miles to the next city in Kentucky close to where I lived had to go to Nashville to be sorted and then sent back up to KY when the main post office closed.
     
  14. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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  15. Wakester

    Wakester Class Clown

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    Interesting song, sounds a bit like Queen. Video was kinda lame though. lol
     
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  16. Shawn@PRS

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    Is that a Kiss reference?
     
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  17. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Only if you're admitting Kiss is musical. :eek:
     
  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I bet he'd like this version of KISS!

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I thought so too! Their influences include Queen! Good ears ;)
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I wonder how many times your beloved took off and landed?!
     

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