Thursday, August 26, 2010

My time machine is broken and my crystal ball is in the shop

Netflix sent me an email tonight.
Dear Basil,

We are always making improvements to ensure you receive your movies quickly. As part of this process, we ask our members about how we are doing from time to time. Please tell us when you received Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained, which was shipped to you on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 by clicking on the appropriate link below.

  • I received the movie Thursday, Aug 26, 2010
  • I received the movie Friday, Aug 27, 2010
  • I received the movie after Friday, Aug 27, 2010

Thanks for your help!

-Your friends at Netflix
Now, I really like my Netflix account. The streaming feature is awesome, feeding movies directly to my TiVo. And, of course, the DVDs in the mail is good, too. They mail a DVD one day, I get it the next. When I mail it back, they get it next day, and send me a movie later that day, with it arriving the following day.

Their system works. And I like it. And, I appreciate that they ask about how their service is.

You did notice that today is Thursday, August 26, didn't you?

I wonder what they'd do if I said it arrived after Friday? Would they think that my crystal ball is working? Or that my time machine is fully operational?

Of course, if it was, I wouldn't be using it to answer future questions about Netflix. But, the time machine isn't working. The perpetual motion machine that powers it is on the fritz. I need to get that thing fixed.

1 comment:

  1. I actually responded to this article a few days ago, I am just waiting for it to show up.

    Oh, here it is.


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