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renniekins
renniekins
Stupid Stupid UPS
Well, the note on my door yesterday said they'd try one final time today, after 5pm. I'm supposed to work until 7, but I figured I could slip out early and work from home for the final couple of hours. So at 4:40, I said my goodbyes and jumped into my car.

(The note also said I could change today's delivery location if I wanted to, but only if I did it before 7pm. Of course, I didn't get the note until almost 8.... Also, I've had problems having packages delivered to my office in the past.)

I really wanted my package! I knew I-75 would be congested, so I took side roads all the way home. I was hurrying but not excessively so. I kept my eye on the clock, and I knew I'd make it with minutes to spare.

Well as I pulled into the driveway, I could see a UPS note stuck to my door, fluttering in the breeze. A little part of me exploded. "It's only 4:57!", I yelled at the clock.

Taking an idea from niiicolaaa, I slammed my car into reverse and roared back out of the driveway. I was going to find that truck, and they were going to give me my damn package. Eyes wild, nostrils flared, and lips thinned with rage, I started tearing up and down the side-streets. I'd slow at each intersection, my eyes eagerly sweeping the roads for a brown truck.

Nothing. Nowhere.

I was a woman out for blood, but there was no enemy to be found. Slowly my face relaxed and my anger gave way to sadness. Why couldn't I have my package? Where were they? Finally I gave up, and my car and I trudged dejectedly home.

I went to the tracking website, and it said they attempted to deliver at 1:58pm. One fifty-eight! Now why would they tell me it will be delivered after 5, if they're going to come before 2? That's not even close!

I rushed home from work early for this? No wonder I couldn't find the truck anywhere; it came by hours ago. They're probably somewhere drinking lattes and laughing at me this very minute.

Lying bastards.

I've told the website that I'd like to go pick it up this evening, and it says that it will be calling me soon with details on how that will work. We'll see if it's actually successful or not.... I have my doubts. Stupid UPS. Stupid Amazon. GRRRR!
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thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: March 21st, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope you're able to get your package quickly.

In the future, you can always have things delivered to my daytime address and I can bring it by. There's ALWAYS someone here, and we do that kind of thing all the time.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 21st, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. They say I can pick it up between 8 and 9 tonight. Doing anything tonight? Want to visit a UPS office? Wouldn't that be FUN?? (;
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ellison From: ellison Date: March 22nd, 2006 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Who the hell names a street "Something-street Street?".

This made me laugh! Who, indeed! Crazies. People are nuts.
joline From: joline Date: March 22nd, 2006 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, I hate that too! UPS operates on the assumption that we all have a housewife tucked within our homes. And Amazon doesn't make sense. I ordered two pairs of Kenneth Coles from them (both coming straight from Amazon, not some third party deal). The first pair arrived safely at my front door. The other, for no good reason, went through UPS and resulted in one of those hateful post-its. Now I have all my packages delivered to my dad's store, but it's sad, because what's more fun that coming home to find a package at your door?
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: March 22nd, 2006 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
OK, did you pick it up? I hope Fedex delivers my package tomorrow and leaves it on my doorstep.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: March 22nd, 2006 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
"Lying bastards."

Wow UPS is letting me see a whole different side of you.

The magic of LJ.
nishar From: nishar Date: March 22nd, 2006 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
They probably came at roughly 2 pm to avoid your wrath.
marsgov From: marsgov Date: March 22nd, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
The flip side of this is that UPS drivers are under severe time constraints. Their managers have reduced a driver's every motion to an exact science, which is why you see them walking away from the door and scribbling in their PC tablets at the same time — that action is a deliberate policy, not an affectation of the driver. (I wonder how many drivers are killed every years as they walk down the street into traffic, scribbling?)

That's also why UPS trucks stop in the middle of traffic lanes instead of taking an extra 10s to pull over to the side of the road. I try to avoid UPS because of their policy of deliberately blocking traffic to save themselves extra time.
grrry From: grrry Date: March 22nd, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

foo. there's no excuse

What a crock of ...

A few lies later and they may even be qualified to run the government. Rant 3

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