Friday, December 5, 2008

COD is not just a tasty fish

I got a call from a vendor this morning...

Her: *curtly* I'm calling about such-and-such a shipment. We haven't gotten paid for it. Can you tell me when to expect payment?

Me: Hmmm... that doesn't sound familiar. I don't think the invoice has come across my desk yet. Can you tell me when it was sent?

Her: According to UPS, it arrived at your store C.O.D. on December 2nd. So-and-so signed for it. When will we be receiving payment?

Me: You sent it C.O.D. with UPS?

Her: That's right. So, when can I expect a check?

Me: *blink* *blink* Well, if it was sent C.O.D., without knowing anything about it, I would have to assume that you've already been paid. It was delivered C.O.D. by UPS on the 2nd?

Her: *impatiently* Yes. I have the tracking record right here. So, you've sent a check?

Me: Noooo... UPS would have collected it upon delivery.

Her: What do you mean?

Me: Well, if it was sent C.O.D....

Her: That's right. Collect. On. Delivery. C.O.D.

Me: Yes. That's right. So we would have had to pay for it in order for UPS to deliver it. Collect. On. Delivery. C.O.D.

Her: Ma'am, I'm not seeing what that has to do with you sending me a check for the shipment.

Me: Well, if we paid for it when it was delivered, I don't want to send you another check and pay for it twice.

Her: Why would you have paid for it when it was delivered?

Me: Because, according to you, it was sent C.O.D.

Her: I don't understand. Hold on...

At this point I can hear her talking to someone in the background...

Her: Hey Gary, that thing was sent C.O.D., right?

Gary: Yup. What's the problem? When are they going to pay for it?

A different voice is heard in the background...

DV: Hey, you two! C.O.D. means that...*garbled sounds as the phone is now being covered*

Her: *back on the line* Uh, ma'am? I guess... the uhhh, shipment wasn't sent C.O.D. It was sent, uhhh... whatever the opposite of C.O.D is...


Shauna said...

What IS the opposite of C.O.D.?

kuri said...

Making them pay YOU on delivery?

momodafoxes4 said...

They should have definitely have paid YOU upon delivery if they are going to be that idiotic....