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FedEx Ordered to Pay Woman $740 Over Late Horse Splooge Delivery

It didn't, er, come on time.
September 19, 2017, 10:04pm

A Nova Scotia woman is pretty darn chapped her horse semen didn't arrive on time.

As first reported by Metro, Chelsea McKendrick ordered an emergency "priority overnight" shipment of horsey sauce in May of last year. The splooge was supposed to make its way from a farm in Langley, British Columbia to Seaforth, Nova Scotia but it didn't um… come.

McKendrick was planning on using the horse semen to get her mare pregnant. While the woman did get her horse nut two days after ordering it and did end up using it, the pregnancy didn't take. (Mares apparently have an extremely small window to get knocked up.)

CBC reports that the farm told McKendrick that two other emergency shipments of the cum sent to the Maritimes didn't arrive on time either. McKendrick paid a pretty penny for the semen, along with the costs for a vet to "ready the mare." She took her issue to small claims court which, last week, ruled in her favour.

A manager for FedEx argued in court that the company hasn't been keeping the overnight promise for several years now and the east-to-west coast service takes two days—something the company makes clear in small print when ordering. However, adjudicator Augustus Richardson was swayed because the service is called "priority overnight" which, in essence, has the customer believe it will come overnight.

"Can a national courier company advertise, name and charge for a delivery service called 'Priority Overnight,' and then bury in small print somewhere on its web site the advice that delivery will actually take two days rather than one?" asked Richardson in his ruling.

"On the facts before me the answer must be 'no.'"

In the end, McKendrick was paid a total of $740 for her troubles and the farm that sent the semen vowed to use a different company to ship their horse juice through.

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