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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

FED EX, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?



On Wednesday, August 24th at 1:54 pm, my husband mailed some rather important legal documents by Fed Ex here in Munich, Germany to arrive in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He generally leaves nothing to chance and has been "tracking" the documents since Wednesday afternoon by computer on the Fed Ex website.  Today, he "lost it" when he logged onto the website and found this (read from bottom up.  DE stands for "Deutschland" or "Germany").


Date/Time
 
Activity 
Location 
Details 
Aug 26, 2011 7:40 AM 
Departed FedEx location 
NEWARK, NJ 
Aug 26, 2011 5:35 AM 
Arrived at FedEx location 
NEWARK, NJ 
Aug 26, 2011 4:06 AM 
Departed FedEx location 
PARIS FR 
Aug 26, 2011 3:18 AM 
In transit 
PARIS FR 
Aug 25, 2011 12:37 AM 
International shipment release 
MEMPHIS, TN 
Aug 24, 2011 11:24 PM 
Arrived at FedEx location 
MEMPHIS, TN 
Aug 24, 2011 10:00 PM 
In transit 
KOELN DE 
Aug 24, 2011 9:15 PM 
Departed FedEx location 
KOELN DE 
Aug 24, 2011 7:26 PM 
Arrived at FedEx location 
KOELN DE 
Aug 24, 2011 6:32 PM 
In transit 
FREISING DE 
Aug 24, 2011 5:58 PM 
In transit 
FREISING DE 
Aug 24, 2011 4:59 PM 
In transit 
FREISING DE 
Aug 24, 2011 2:19 PM 
Left FedEx origin facility 
GARCHING DE 
Aug 24, 2011 1:54 PM 
Picked up 
GARCHING DE 

Why our papers went to Paris, we do not know.  We do know why Fed Ex is expensive after witnessing a trip over the Atlantic from Europe and then back again.  What is it Fed Ex?  What's the problem?

7 comments:

The Honourable Husband said...

FBARs, by any chance?

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. Unbelievable!

Expats Again said...

@HH and Kathy, "I know, right?" Three times over the Atlantic ocean in two days?

G in Berlin said...

I'm going to guess Hurricane Irene. That might have been the most direct route, considering all the Port Authority airports have been closed for two days. But I'll see if you get a better answer:-).

Expats Again said...

G, that would be understandable if it were later in the week but this redirection happened on Wednesday and the hurricane didn't hit until Saturday. Unexplainable to us.

G in Berlin said...

I don't use FedEx, because my stuff is not important enough:-). But perhaps you can at least get a refund based on how long it's taking?

Anonymous said...

When will you post again ? Been looking forward to this !