I totally understand that places are short handed though I’m starting to wonder if some of those places aren’t hanging out the “help wanted” sign just as an excuse for poor service and never hiring anyone. I have a couple of friends who have adult children who have applied at place after place . . everything from dishwasher to positions in which they are trained and qualified, and they aren’t getting called back but yet the help wanted signs remain in the businesses where they applied.
Anyway, Friday evening I ordered the oil-less turkey fryer (really more like a propane powered air fryer) from Amazon and it said it would be delivered today (Monday). I doubted it would get here today, though there are Amazon warehouses in our area and if they put it on a truck Saturday, there was a slim chance it would arrive today. I ordered accessories for the fryer at that same time, along with some Mrs. Meyers soap and that did all arrive today.
I checked tracking on the fryer thinking it would arrive tomorrow. NO! It hasn’t even been shipped from Mississippi yet and they’re sending it via USPS. I would about bet my turkey that it isn’t going to be here before Thanksgiving.
I called Amazon. The customer service guy said “There’s been a shipping delay.” I said “As in . . it hasn’t been taken to the post office yet or the post office has it and it’s stuck somewhere?” It hasn’t been taken to the post office yet. Then he went and checked with “someone” who said it is in Tulsa. OK . . then it could get here tomorrow. I said “Is it in Mississipppi because first you said it hadn’t been shipped?” Yes. “Wait, you said it was in Tulsa.” Yes. “When am I getting it?” By 9 p.m. tonight. At that point, I asked to speak to a supervisor and they said it is in Mississippi. It hasn’t been shipped yet. It should arrive tomorrow. USPS . . doubtful!
Vince got online while I was talking to Amazon and he found one for $5 more at Lowe’s. Joplin had one. Carthage had 3 so we cancelled the one at Amazon . . which we really couldn’t cancel because even though it hasn’t been shipped, it should have been shipped so the window for cancellation is closed so we can refuse it when it gets here and we’ll get a refund. Good grief.
We went to Lowe’s and got the fryer, then Vince said “Let’s go get a turkey and try it out.” Wait . . this is Monday. Thursday is Thanksgiving and we’re cooking two turkeys on Thanksgiving but you want to cook another one now? Yep so we went to Walmart and got a fresh turkey and I guess we’ll cook that tomorrow and try out the fryer.
Chad has an electric turkey fryer that uses oil. So do we but ours is packed in a storage building so Chad is bringing his. We bought peanut oil. We’re going to fry one in Chad’s fryer and we’re going to smoke one just long enough to get a bit of smokey flavor and then we’re going to finish it in the fryer.
On our menu for the rest of the week and probably all of next week . . turkey!