Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hello, is Mr. Petersen there? Anywhere?

Earlier in the week (when it was nice and warm) we received a large box that was shipped from Tennessee with some vaccine in it. Matt ordered the vaccine and they 2nd day shipped it in the box below. The vaccine needs to be refrigerated so they threw in 2 ice packs. When it arrived, the vaccine was warm and so were the ice packs.

Crap! I had to call the company and tell them what happened. They told me "sorry" and that they would ship more out to me. The next day we received another box shipped once again from Tennessee. I expected a SMALLER box, but as you can see, it was a LARGER box. (The picture below.) They threw in 6 ice packs this time and they overnighted it. The vaccine was cold and the ice packs were still semi frozen and very cold also. Lucky schmucky, when I saw the huge box I was truly concerned with someone's reasoning.

Here is the kicker, the vaccine Matt ordered was ONE, yes one, little 10 dose tank that holds about 1/4 cup of liquid. Kendal is holding it up for you to see. It is that tiny little pinkish reddish thing in the big baggie. Now tell me, what kind of box would YOU package one little vaccine tank in if you wanted it to go across the nation and stay cold? I personally would think a shoe box size would work great, not television size!! Please note the 6 ice packs in the Olympic sized box.

I had an amazing science teacher in high school, Mr. Petersen. He did such a great job at teaching me science, he made me want to become a science teacher too. Not only did he inspire me, he inspired many kids and taught us all quite a bit. There were kids in my class and I am sure other classes that did not love science like I did, but he still taught them well enough to know this - If you are shipping something that needs to stay cold from Tennessee to Utah and the weather is nice, you need more than 2 ice packs and it sure would be nice to confine the area a little bit so it will stay cooler longer. I want to know who packaged this and what they were thinking! Everyone should have a Mr. Petersen, or at least some common sense in their brain!
This same company did this last summer, in July!! Gimme a break people! That little tank of vaccine cost Matt $211.00 and now we have one tank that is no good because it got warm. By the way, we will not be paying for that one. They are sending a 'call tag' for that one so we can return it. Maybe if they used their brains, they could lower the vaccine prices so they wouldn't have to pay for all the warm vaccine that gets shipped all over and gets ruined. People, people, people. Mr. Petersen, where are you?!?!?!

7 comments:

Family of ARTISTS said...

Hey I work at a UPS store and we wouldn't pack it in a box that size. Most customers bring things in like that in a cooler be it styrafoam or a lunchbox cooler, with icebags or packs, then we would put it in a box. And it usually stays cold.

Talbots said...

I don't get Rach. I didn't have a Mr. Peterson, in fact I don't remember science at all. But I am smart enough to figure that one out. Maybe you should send them a link to your blog so they can see a different perspective on proportions.

Bednar Family said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one that thinks, "What were they thinking!" from time to time. Some people really make me wonder

Jenny said...

WOW!

Lindsay said...

I sure hope that you didn't have to pay for the shipping! Hopefully, the packers are not the people making the vaccine too.

Tori said...

Oh Mr. Peterson, the valuable things that he taught us! He really was a great teacher!

Sarah said...

Yeah, you gotta wonder about some people sometime... and remember... they are reproducing... yikes.

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