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Old May 20th 2020, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Piff Poff
My husband doesn't like mashed potatoes. I found out yesterday. Been together 20 years. His favorite meal is shepherd's pie. I'm confused.
I like raw coconut, I love chocolate, yet I hate the taste of bounty bars
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I don't know the process as to how UPS/Fedex and such clear international parcels when they arrive in Canada, but the process must be different vs Canada since something can arrive and be delivered same day, where with Canada Post that does not happen and can take days after arriving into Canada to clear customs and continue on.

Anyhow, notice this on a parcel Amazon is sending (bought on Amazon CA but lately seems more items are originating in the US even though they were bought on CA and these are items listed as sold by Amazon and not 3rd party.) that there is a customs clearance scan Richmond, BC before the parcel as even left the US, its due to be delivered Thursday, Amazon sent it next day air, and that flight doesn't arrive to Vancouver to 4am or so.

So guess UPS pre-clears parcels? If this was a one off, I would say its an error, but its been on every parcel/package that has arrived from the US via UPS or Fedex. Like airline bag tags, the tracking info is read bottom to top.

Thursday, May 21
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Package has left the carrier facility
Louisville, KY US

Wednesday, May 20
11:03 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility
Louisville, KY US

9:53 PM
Package has left the carrier facility
Lansing, MI US

6:40 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility
Lansing, MI US

5:40 PM
Package has left the carrier facility
Wyoming, MI US

2:04 PM
Completed customs clearance process
RICHMOND, BC CA

1:20 PM
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Wyoming, MI US
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Old May 20th 2020, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I like raw coconut, I love chocolate, yet I hate the taste of bounty bars

I love all three.
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I love all three.
I'm with you there.
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Old May 21st 2020, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I like raw coconut, I love chocolate, yet I hate the taste of bounty bars
I like KitKat and I like various mint chocolatey things but I don't like mint KitKat.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I like KitKat and I like various mint chocolatey things but I don't like mint KitKat.
Same!
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I don't know the process as to how UPS/Fedex and such clear international parcels when they arrive in Canada, but the process must be different vs Canada since something can arrive and be delivered same day, where with Canada Post that does not happen and can take days after arriving into Canada to clear customs and continue on.

Anyhow, notice this on a parcel Amazon is sending (bought on Amazon CA but lately seems more items are originating in the US even though they were bought on CA and these are items listed as sold by Amazon and not 3rd party.) that there is a customs clearance scan Richmond, BC before the parcel as even left the US, its due to be delivered Thursday, Amazon sent it next day air, and that flight doesn't arrive to Vancouver to 4am or so.

So guess UPS pre-clears parcels? If this was a one off, I would say its an error, but its been on every parcel/package that has arrived from the US via UPS or Fedex. Like airline bag tags, the tracking info is read bottom to top.

Thursday, May 21
2:27 AM
Package has left the carrier facility
Louisville, KY US

Wednesday, May 20
11:03 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility
Louisville, KY US

9:53 PM
Package has left the carrier facility
Lansing, MI US

6:40 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility
Lansing, MI US

5:40 PM
Package has left the carrier facility
Wyoming, MI US

2:04 PM
Completed customs clearance process
RICHMOND, BC CA

1:20 PM
Package arrived at a carrier facility
Wyoming, MI US
Package has shipped
amazon delivery I was waiting for was returned to them without ever reaching me. They cancelled the order and charged me again before refunding. So I have paid twice and been refunded once. Phone and email customer service is suspended so there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do.
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Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by BristolUK
I like KitKat and I like various mint chocolatey things but I don't like mint KitKat.
Originally Posted by Siouxie
Same!
I've never seen mint KitKat, but I'd risk it.

Even if it defaulted to milk chocolate.

Ahah! Is that maybe the issue?
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Originally Posted by Piff Poff
My husband doesn't like mashed potatoes. I found out yesterday. Been together 20 years. His favorite meal is shepherd's pie. I'm confused.

Don't be. Their tastes change with age. At age 57 hubby loved my lasagna, spaghetti sauce, roast pork and beer sauerkraut and now complains about all 3. I don't like meat in the lasagna, there are no peppers or mushrooms in the sauce, roast the pork without kraut instead of the German way. Don't make pot roast or steak or a roast beef. I don't like beef, never have. I want to take the meat mallet upside his head.
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Originally Posted by Rete
I want to take the meat mallet upside his head.
It's always the quiet ones.
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
I've never seen mint KitKat, but I'd risk it.

Even if it defaulted to milk chocolate.

Ahah! Is that maybe the issue?
Funnily enough I always preferred plain/dark chocolate to milk but I don't like plain/dark KitKats either. Orange is even worse.

There are lots of KitKat flavours. Mostly in Japan fortunately.




Oh look...that bloody thumbnail thing happened again. I 'removed' them in theory but not in practice.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I like KitKat and I like various mint chocolatey things but I don't like mint KitKat.
I like mints but don’t like mint or orange flavoured chocolate. I like chocolate with mint or orange fillings.

I recently bought a large bar of Kit Kat. The fingers were shorter and thicker than normal...the chocolate was thicker too. It was delish.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Funnily enough I always preferred plain/dark chocolate to milk but I don't like plain/dark KitKats either. Orange is even worse.

There are lots of KitKat flavours. Mostly in Japan fortunately.




Oh look...that bloody thumbnail thing happened again. I 'removed' them in theory but not in practice.
I obviously need to get out and about a bit more, preferably back to Japan.

The Cheese KitKats that I found in Osaka were absolutely scrummy.

Here, any additions are tarted (screwed) up by wrapping it/them in milk chocolate.

It no work for me.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
It could be one of those things where something isn't really what it is. Like chips (spuds not crisps) are not really vegetables.
In this case it's "not" mash if it's part of something else.
My stepson doesn't like cabbage but he loves stuffed cabbage rolls.
I like french fries, well some french fries namely the kind you get at fast food places, haven't ever been able to make a french fry I like myself or the store frozen variety.

Don't care much for whole potatoes though, and also don't care for mash potatoes, but can tolerate the kind made from powder, but still not my favorite.

I can eat like 3 or 4 potato chips, but I can eat a whole bag of plain tortilla chips in one sitting.

I am kind of picky, and as my wife will attest to, will gladly not eat rather than eat something I do not like.

Helps that I never feel hungry though, I don't think my brain and stomach talk to each other.
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