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Another French customer service experience

Another French customer service experience

Old Oct 31st 2004, 6:07 am
  #106  
B Vaughan
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:53:42 +0100, [email protected] wrote:

    >>On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:30:08 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, Ellie C <[email protected]>
    >>arranged some electrons, so they looked like this :
    >> ... Arrgghhhhh. Don't get me started with LaPoste! They absolutely refuse to
    >> ... ring the bell when delivering (hah!) packages. What actually happens is
    >> ... they go around town delivering "you weren't home" notices, whether or
    >> ... hnot you are home. ...

    >Only the American postman rings twice and that's not because he wants
    >to deliver letters :-)

I was just about to say that La Poste must have learned that bad habit
from the US postal service. I used to have that happen all the time.
Once I caught the mailman in flagrante delicto, as I was right behind
the door while he was writing his notice, and he wasn't even
embarrassed when I opened the door and waved his "not at home" notice
in his face.

In my town in Italy, they ring. The thing I don't like is that they
don't feel obligated to visit every street every single day. If
somebody's out sick, they'll skip some of the residential streets.
It's a very small town, and I suppose one mailman out sick reduces the
staff by one third.

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Old Oct 31st 2004, 6:22 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 20:07:32 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, B Vaughan<[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this :

... On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:52:21 +0100, Magda
... <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... >On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:22:27 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, [email protected] arranged some
... >electrons, so they looked like this :
... >
... > ... Meanwhile buy a pair of Clark's shoes before the rush starts :-)
... > ... http://www.clarks.fr/ http://www.clarks.com/
... > ...
... > ... Never buy shoes from a spammer, get them from Al Bundy.
... >
... >Why is it that the FR site has sizes in English ??
...
... That's common for shoes that are manufactured in England.

What about selling them to the French ?
Or money is not interesting any longer ?...
 
Old Oct 31st 2004, 6:35 am
  #108  
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 17:33:12 GMT, "Frank F. Matthews"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >[email protected] wrote:
    >> On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:13:23 +0100, Mxsmanic <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>>JohnT writes:
    >>>>I have a pair of Clarks Active Air shoes for which I paid about GBP £50 two
    >>>>years ago. I have walked at least 300 miles in them and they are showing a
    >>>>negligible amount of wear.
    >>>I look upon 300 miles as a break-in period.
    >> Clarks Active Air shoes are comfortable from day one, they need no
    >> breaking in.
    >No breaking in but one inherent bothersome characteristic. The foot
    >tends to wobble from side to side on the air pocket. The are nice for
    >short periods but not for long walks.

I've never noticed that.
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Old Oct 31st 2004, 6:36 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 20:07:32 +0100, B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:52:21 +0100, Magda
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:22:27 +0100, in rec.travel.europe, [email protected] arranged some
    >>electrons, so they looked like this :
    >> ... Meanwhile buy a pair of Clark's shoes before the rush starts :-)
    >> ... http://www.clarks.fr/ http://www.clarks.com/
    >> ...
    >> ... Never buy shoes from a spammer, get them from Al Bundy.
    >>Why is it that the FR site has sizes in English ??
    >That's common for shoes that are manufactured in England.

Nowadays Clarks seem to manufacture their shoes anywhere but in UK.
I know what you mean though :-)
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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:33 am
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Jeremy Henderson writes:

    > I don't need to. All I need to do is to show that they were not
    > suitable for the purpose for which they were sold, or for which items
    > of that type are normally sold, viz, walking around.

Same thing.

    > The fact that they are destroyed after a limited amount of
    > walking around demonstrates the soundness of my argument.

How much is "a limited amount"? All you've given thus far is a time,
not a distance. Shoes wear out based on the distances over which they
are used, not based on the amount of time one has them.

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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:34 am
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I don't see a definition for "lack of conformity."

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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:34 am
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[email protected] writes:

    > You really don't know the law do you?

Try it and see.

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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:37 am
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Jeremy Henderson writes:

    > [1] Prioritaire? What's that all about? I've not noticed a difference
    > in whether stuff arrives faster or more reliably with this magic
    > incantation.

It makes a difference for overseas mail. It used to be called "par
avion," but nowadays a great deal of mail goes by plane, even the
non-priority stuff. Prioritaire is 5-7 days from France to the U.S., or
less. Standard mail is 10-30 days.

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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:38 am
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[email protected] writes:

    > that's better than the answer I got when I asked her why she didn't
    > open another counter :-)

What answer did she give?

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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:44 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 14:39:39 +0100, [email protected] wrote:

    >On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 14:26:11 +0100, Mxsmanic <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >>[email protected] writes:
    >>> Is this another of your no you don't, yes I do arguments?
    >>I'm simply calling your bluff, successfully.
    >Looks like you got it wrong again and as usual refuse to admit it.

Something you have to get used to if you want to live in the same
forum as Mixi. He is here to debate, and you will end up doing it on
his terms only, and you cannot win!
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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:47 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 21:38:03 +0100, Mxsmanic <[email protected]>
wrote:

    >[email protected] writes:
    >> that's better than the answer I got when I asked her why she didn't
    >> open another counter :-)
    >What answer did she give?

It wasn't her job.
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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:52 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:48:10 +0100, Magda
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >Many times I have written "Liar" in red letters under the mention "absent". They don't
    >give a rat's.

Further to my interest in your remarkable english skills Magda, do you
know the full version of that expression? It's really vulgar, and
pretty funny!
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Old Oct 31st 2004, 7:53 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 20:44:51 GMT, Deep Frayed Morgues
<deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:

    >On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 14:39:39 +0100, [email protected] wrote:
    >>On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 14:26:11 +0100, Mxsmanic <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>>[email protected] writes:
    >>>> Is this another of your no you don't, yes I do arguments?
    >>>I'm simply calling your bluff, successfully.
    >>Looks like you got it wrong again and as usual refuse to admit it.
    >Something you have to get used to if you want to live in the same
    >forum as Mixi.

The alternative is to add him to the list of people to be ignored.
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Old Oct 31st 2004, 8:07 am
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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 20:52:10 GMT, in rec.travel.europe, Deep Frayed Morgues
<deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> arranged some electrons, so they looked like
this :

... On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:48:10 +0100, Magda
... <[email protected]> wrote:
...
... >
... >Many times I have written "Liar" in red letters under the mention "absent". They don't
... >give a rat's.
...
... Further to my interest in your remarkable english skills Magda, do you
... know the full version of that expression? It's really vulgar, and
... pretty funny!

Yes - that's why I used the abridged version... ;))
 
Old Oct 31st 2004, 8:33 am
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On 2004-10-31 21:33:34 +0100, Mxsmanic <[email protected]> said:

    > Jeremy Henderson writes:
    >
    >> I don't need to. All I need to do is to show that they were not
    >> suitable for the purpose for which they were sold, or for which items
    >> of that type are normally sold, viz, walking around.
    >
    > Same thing.

Not at all.

    >> The fact that they are destroyed after a limited amount of
    >> walking around demonstrates the soundness of my argument.
    >
    > How much is "a limited amount"? All you've given thus far is a time,
    > not a distance. Shoes wear out based on the distances over which they
    > are used, not based on the amount of time one has them.

No - I gave more information than that. Go back and look if it matters
so much to you.

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