So it was a lucky timing for needing to be at home to wait for my replacement credit card to arrive from Aus.
Well... compare & contrast....
Aus credit card arrives by DHL. I'd rung the bank in Aus. to check it had been sent out since I was getting a countdown from Skype. They said they'd put it in the mail. I ring to activate it. Done. No problem. I get off the phone, look at the card and the new card expires this month... "Oh yeah... that's no good... we'll send you out a new one..." Yeah... thanks maaaaaaaate. That'd be great. I hope that my skype credit lasts the distance and I don't need to call you back... I wonder if ANZ does Facetime?
Compare & contrast
Hiro's mother rang to say she'd sent a parcel that would arrive after 6; she'd made kiritampo (Akita's specialty hotpot) and sent it down for me to assemble since Thursday is my busy day at work.
I'm overseeing interviews for a friend between 6 & 8. I rang the call centre of Yamato deliveries gave them my name and address and explained the problem. I didn't have the parcel number, because I didn't want Hiro's mother to feel as though she'd caused difficulties... They said no problem and they'd track it down & get in touch. The local office called 40 mins later and said they didn't have it yet, but they would call when it arrived. It arrived at their depot while I was on the phone to them and they delivered it within the hour.
How good is that.