Thursday, 6 April 2006

G. Pitney (D'csd)

"Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" Gene Pitney sang. Then, poor bugger, he dropped dead in Cardiff.

So - is he really twenty four hours from Tulsa, Oklahoma? I decided to find out.

I asked Parcelforce. Could they take a 70kg package from Cardiff to Tulsa in less than 24 hours? No, they cannot. Too heavy, too far, and frankly, we can't be arsed.

In desperation, I turned to UPS. Yes. Yes they can take my large pine box to Tulsa, but could not guarantee 24 hour delivery. And the cost? HOW MUCH?

God bless DHL, then. Four hundred and nine quid, overnight, straight into his lover's cold, dead arms. Sorted.

Poor G. Pitney.

I am not mad.

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Blogger TRT said...

Pengor has struck!

8:52 am, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Misty said...

Hurrah for DHL! :)

D esceased

H aulage

L td

9:29 am, April 06, 2006  
Blogger TRT said...


They faced some stiff competition from Fedex though.

9:30 am, April 06, 2006  
Anonymous Steve Dix said...

Gene Pitney! Dead!?

Do you reckon something got ahold of his heart?


9:47 am, April 06, 2006  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

You are barking mad, Duckers, but that is why we love you.

2:08 am, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

409 quid? What's with the 9 quid extra?

DHL, the buggers, charged me nearly 100 euro to take a book to the Maldives and it took three weeks to get there. Perhaps I should have told them the box contained a small piece of Gene Pitney.

No pie for them....

6:21 pm, April 07, 2006  
Anonymous Gaz Webber said...

The undertakers are using the wrong material for his coffin. Oak will take at least 3 days to make. But it is only 24 hours from balsa...

12:10 pm, April 09, 2006  

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