Let me start by saying this is not a complaint about the Alumni Association's Football Saturdays ticket program, as I really think it is quite fantastic and I genuinely appreciate it and have enjoyed the seats I have purchased from them over the years.
My frustration comes from this rule:
*To ensure all members receive equal opportunity to participate in the program, order forms received prior to 8 a.m. Eastern time on April 14, 2010, will be considered as if they were received on April 14, 2010, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. We encourage the use of a delivery service that allows you to guarantee delivery on a specific date.
Now, I live in Western Wayne county. I went to a local post office yesterday and spoke with a Postal Service employee. My conversation went something like this:
Me: "Yes, hi, I need this to get to Ann Arbor on Wednesday morning."
USPS: "Well, with Priority Mail, you can get it there tomorrow afternoon, no problem."
Me: "Yes, but that won't work, it can't get there tomorrow, it has to get there on Wednesday morning."
USPS: "Why can't it get there tomorrow?"
Me: "Because it would go to the back of the line if it did?"
USPS: "Well, you could hand deliver it, that would guarantee that it would get there Wednesday morning."
Me: "It's not allowed to be hand delivered."
USPS: "This is way more complicated than it needs to be."
Me: "Yes, yes it is."
So what I ended up doing was setting it up for Priority Mail, but not putting it in the mailbox at the post office until this morning, which will get it to Ann Arbor tomorrow morning, I hope. I hope.
Anyway, my general question to you, MGoWorld is, what is the best delivery service to use that guarantees delivery on a specific date. (I asked this question of the Alumni Association once and they said they couldn't say because it would seem like they were promoting a specific service.)
(Mostly, thank you for letting me get my Kafkaesque Michigan ticket saga out of my system.)
It's getting out of control folks. Every fall it ravages our hopes and dreams. No, I'm not talking about gas prices or the war in Iraq or anything that's actually important. I'm talking about fall weddings. Let's get one thing straight: 90% of your wedding guests at a fall wedding are totally pissed that they are there (statistic may be inaccurate by 10 to 90%). There are only so many fall Saturday's to go around people! After you and you and you and your friend’s friend all get f'n married over the fall, guess what? I haven't seen a lick of College Football.
This fall is truly Armageddon for Chrisgocomment. This is going to be one of the most fascinating Michigan Football season ever, and guess what? I might as well be in a coma because I'm not going to see shit. The $1,000,000,000 I spent on season tickets is a total waste at this point.....I'm simply just holding my seats for a fee.
Check it out: on August 30th Michigan will run on the field for the first time under Coach Rodriguez. Who would miss this game??? Me, that's who. Flippin' wedding.
On September 20th Michigan will defiantly not lose. That's mainly because they aren't playing a game....but.....think of all the great games I could see if I was at home! Nope, I'm going to some stupid ass wedding. Balls.
On October 11th Michigan will take on Toledo. Sure, not a great game, BUT....we could win! Yep, God Damn Wedding. I'm out.
On October 18th Michigan will take on Penn State for what will no doubt be their 44th straight win in the series. Sure, the game is in Happy Valley so I won't be blowing my tickets...but still...God made HD TV for a reason. And that reason was College Football. Guess where I'll be. If you said a piece of S wedding you are da winna.
So there you go. 4 of our precious Saturdays this fall are buried in deep deep ass. So I implore you, people of America, I'm just one man, please stop with these weddings. College Football is just too important for you to start putting yourself in front of it. You aren't that cool, schedule your weddings for February...there's nothing to do then anyways.