Special Delivery

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K. Claymore
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Special Delivery

Post by K. Claymore » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:36 am

Special Delivery


“Most conveniently secure package delivery in town!”

The customer read the sign on the wall, and suppressed a smile.

“You have to specify 'default delivery office' or 'specified office.' Usually everyone goes with default,” said the package clerk.

“Okay, default is fine.” The customer tried not to speak too quickly.

“For example, if you know the recipient will send you back something requiring verification for insurance … ” the clerk began explaining.

“Default is okay,” said the customer anxiously.

Twenty minutes later, the aerial delivery drone detonated over Times Square.

Investigations revealed the package had been paid for with a stolen identity.

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Re: Special Delivery

Post by Marmabean » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:29 pm

Scary! Is this a commentary on Amazon's new drone acquisition?

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Re: Special Delivery

Post by K. Claymore » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:07 pm

This is something i did before the Amazon news. Drones (all types) are quite unsettling to me. It seems i get more unsettled day by day :(

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Re: Special Delivery

Post by strawman » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:00 pm

They're selling them at Verizon for $299 each, controllable with your iPhone, which also monitors the drone cameras - one vertical, one horizontal.

Now Vard's stalker can stalk her from the safety and comfort of his LaZBoy
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Re: Special Delivery

Post by K. Claymore » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:36 am

Oh my god, that's a terrifying thing!!!!

Maybe they will soon start selling Anti-Stalking Drones (ASDs) capable of taking out the Stalking Drones??

I assume you are talking about the talented Varda; and i wonder ... do you think her insurance would cover the ASD expense?

Hmm ... Strawman, is it just me or do you hear the unmistakable clatter of another drabble coming on?

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Re: Special Delivery

Post by strawman » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:13 am

K. Claymore wrote: Hmm ... Strawman, is it just me or do you hear the unmistakable clatter of another drabble coming on?
It is indeed a drabbleworthy concept. But she better act before secretnude beats her to it. I'm thinking maybe she's going to be supplied with a nanocammo suit, and Stalkerdrone gets a housecall from an AI virus, so that Varda is invisible without her binary agent, Darva.

Or something.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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