I recently ordered a bed mat for Older Daughter's pickup. Since the local parts store told me they couldn't get one, I ordered it from Auto Zone. The clerk there told me that if I'd order it on-line, there would be no shipping charges.
Since I'm loath to pay $50+ shipping for an $85 item, I was happy to order it myself. They shipped it out about 48 hours after I placed the order, so all is well. Right?
The order originated in Des Moines. Okay, no problem. Then it went to Chicago. Again, no problem: major airport and all that.
Then it went to Olive Branch, MS, where the status has remained unchanged since Monday. But they continue to parrot the promise that it will be delivered by tomorrow.
Apparently I missed the dimensional shift which placed Mississippi somewhere between Illinois and Alaska. That'll learn me!
I would also bet that some shipping clerk in Chicago saw "AK" in the address and interpreted it as "Arkansas". It's happened before. All part of the rich pageant of life in the far north.
But MAN it's frustrating!