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Jævla Drittsekk Paypal, Volume 1

I ship products all over the US. People enter their address info online, and I ship to whatever address they give me.

PayPal, however, thinks it's necessary to edit addresses to suit their needs, and won't let you continue until you give them the address that they think you should have written.

Today's example:



Gee, folks. How much of a difference is there between

JOHN Q. CUSTOMER
9999 ROBIN WOOD DR
FT. WAYNE, IN 46806

and

JOHN Q. CUSTOMER
9999 ROBINWOOD DR
FORT WAYNE, IN 46806

What I want to do, when I get a dialog that looks like this, is to click the checkbox that says:



I mean, the post office is having it's troubles these days, but their people aren't dumb. There was a time when a letter addressed

WOOD
JOHN
MASS

was successfully delivered to a Mr. John Underwood, in Andover, Massachussetts - I think today's postal workers could probably figure out where my package is going, especially if the ZIP Code is correct...

Sheesh! yarg snarl snap yarg


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alaskawolf
Dec. 1st, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
wow that is annoying on their part x( they cant just let things be
dhlawrence
Dec. 1st, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
One of my tasks this week is to mark accounts as inactive if the last big mailing couldn't reach them. Some of the misspellings and alterations on Canada Post's part are so hqiz-backwards that it's a wonder anything gets where it's supposed to go.
fearciuil
Dec. 1st, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
You've been infected with Norsk forbannelse.... Heehee!

I sympathize.
stevenroy
Dec. 1st, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
I suspect it's mainly just a side effect of the way the shipping system is automated. The address you typed wasn't an absolute exact precise byte-for-byte match for what's in the database, so the system is just giving you the closest match and making absolutely sure that's the address you meant. I'm sure it cuts down on the number of packages lost due to typos, but in this case, I'll agree that it's being way too paranoid over a simple abbreviation and small spacing difference.
ccdesan
Dec. 1st, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
I don't mind the suggestion. I know that standardized addresses probably speed things up for the mechanical/electronic processing devices. What bothers me is that there's no way to override.

Sometimes a customer lives in Binghamton Falls, zip code 99999. But the P.0. database has 99999 being Ngaio Valley. (It so happens that the people all call it one thing, but the actual administrative boundary designates it as something else.

So the label fails to generate unless I change the shipping address, which is not what the customer specified.
carlfoxmarten
Dec. 1st, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Can you check addresses with the post office to see if they're correct?
deckardcanine
Dec. 1st, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Stop making me feel lost! I demand a translation of that Norwegian. Not even my online translation services are helping beyond "you."
bayliss
Dec. 1st, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Jævla Drittsekk
Fucking bastard

dere drittetende jævlar
you fucking shit eating

Google Translate is what I like to use. :-)

Edited at 2009-12-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
deckardcanine
Dec. 1st, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. (Sounds weird to say that to someone who just said a cursing insult to me.)
ccdesan
Dec. 2nd, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I'd translate the first one as " sack of ", and the second as "-eating s". Google translate is a statistical translator and not a syntactic one - most of these translations have been added by individuals out there, and while they give you the gist, they are not always either literal nor entirely accurate.

Suffice it to say that I have my issues with PayPal...
bayliss
Dec. 2nd, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
They weren't directed to you... :)

Just helping you out. :)

:-)
bayliss
Dec. 1st, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
You broke in to Norwegian Swears... ♥ Soon you'll be downloading episodes of "Deadliest Catch" and talking about Crab fishing. :)

:)

Edited at 2009-12-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
ccdesan
Dec. 2nd, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace...
(Alexander Pope)

bayliss
Dec. 2nd, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Love that poem.

;-D

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