Things that make you go, "What?"

BigRed32771

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Date: 8/2
Time: 1707 PM
Place: Westbound on I-10 east of Lake Charles, LA, scheduled for delivery on 8/3 in Tucson AZ, approximately 24 hours away.
Scene: Q-comm announces a load offer. Upon examination load is for pickup 8/2 at 18:10 PM, in a Los Angeles CA suburb, going to near the LAX airport. I resist the urge to reply "You're kidding, right?" and simply respond with the fact that I am in Louisiana.

Sometimes you just have to wonder what exactly passes for critical or rational thinking in dispatcherland.
 

EnglishLady

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LOL I bet you are only giving us the polite version :D

I probably would have said .. "cor blimey mate, what gives"

:D:p
 

jjoerger

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Louisiana is abbreviated LA. Los Angeles is abbreviated L.A. You were in LA but they thought you were in L.A.
 

Turtle

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It's probably the "LA" thing in this case, but it could also be that the QC just thought you were someplace else. Once I was sitting in Barre, VT and the QC had me sitting just outside Marshall, IL. Another time I was at the TA in Laredo and the QC had me in San Antonio, which was at least in the ballpark. But I was also once sitting in Kingman, AZ and got a load offer picking up 22 miles away, in Homestead, FL.
 

BigRed32771

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Yeah, I thought about the LA/L.A. thing, too, but it placed my deadhead to p/u at 500 miles, roughly the correct distance between Tucson (where I was headed but from where I was still very far away) and the p/u location. I just laughed it off and went on about my business.

Of course, the frustrating thing is I'm still sitting in Tucson 48 hours after delivery with not a single offer. Dispatch called yesterday and I got all excited until they told me the wife had been "selected" for a random visit to the clinic. Screwed up a perfectly good 34-hour restart in the making.

Oh, well, asi es la vida, no?
 

nightcreacher

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they just figured after you got empty on the 3rd,.you would get in the time machine,and load that other one on the 2nd
 
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