Makes Me Proud to be a Cheesehead

Published on January 20 2007

A favorite site of mine is the Urban Legends page. When I get one of those emails detailing all of the things I can win if I only send Bill Gates a short note, or a long story about a young cancer patient who wants to break the record for emails received, or how I can stop a robbery by entering my PIN code in reverse at the bank (I can't even remember my PIN code the usual way most of the time!), I usually gently push the sender towards this site. While perusing the latest Urban Legends, I came across this one. It's an email exchange between an Army SGT. stationed in Iraq, and a retailer of custom mats and flooring based in West Allis, Wisconsin. It's a request from that soldier, wanting to know if this flooring company will ship its products to an APO address, since not all companies will due to the extra shipping, packing, and customs requirements. The emails follow:
From: SGT Jason Hess Sent: Tue Jan 16 3:25 Do you ship to APO addresses? I'm in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Iraq and we are trying to order some mats but we are looking for who ships to APO first. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:44 PM Subject: Re: Feedback: from SGT Hess, We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did, we would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq. Bargain Suppliers
Yeah, Yeah, I know all about free speech and opinion, and all that. I'm just thinking that the next time I need a yoga mat, I know where not to buy it. Pretty rare to see a Company so uninterested in serving their customers. Especially the customers who have a lot to do with our freedom of speech to send rude emails and our right to be sensible idiots. Maybe after this gets around, they won't have that customer problem.

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