You know what sucks? Waiting for a print proof that you've ordered as an express package for more than $30. You know what sucks more? Coming home from work to find a cryptic UPS message on your answering machine where some chick mumbles about some problem - the day after the package was supposed to arrive. Then you try to call the twats on the number they left you - and the line is either busy or nobody at all answers, even though you let it ring for thirty times in a row. And when I finally get someone on the other end - after more than an effin' hour of trying to - it turns out my copy is stuck at customs. You see, everything involving swastikas is a bit touchy in Germany, so they opened up the package and took a good look. I don't blame them for that; they're just doing their job and the book's legit anyways. But they're still keeping it.
You know why? Because CreateSpace, my print-on-demand company, apparently is stupid enough to send the damn package out with a receipt just noting the price of the proof - but not of the express shipping! So, getting a package that says "Express" and only ships for less than $6 USD total kinda made the customs guys twitchy. And the incompetent morons at UPS apparently don't have the necessary two neurons to show customs their receipt of what they were paid for taking over shipping.
So now, because I only get a monthly credit card statement and because CreateSpace notes purchases in your user account, but doesn't give an option to send you receipts of said purchases via email, I've got to make screenshots of my credit card account & my CS account, mail them to UPS and hope they're at least capable of working with that.
And you know what? Instead of ranting here I'd much rather have written about the start of the Great July Nazi-Hunting Palooza of 2011. But unless I've gotten and approved of my proof, that's not going to happen.
Update: I tried calling UPS again to check if they got my email and can use it. Guess what? Nobody's answering. AGAIN. I swear, that's the first and last time I'll ever do business with them!