By calamityjosie - 18/09/2009 17:24 - United Kingdom
calamityjosie tells us more.
Yeah, fair enough, OR 1). If I didn't run after the parcel it would have been sent back to the depot (in Bristol!) And would have gone back to America after 1day there! I would have had to pay extortionate posting for it to come back again! 2). Was being picked up at 8 - so yes I absolutely did have to have a shower! 3). If you'd been waiting all day getting restless would you not panic, given that you wouldn't expect out of a 13 hour slot - the parcel comes during the three minute shower you need?! And yes, it is my own stupidity - that's why it's funny, that I clearly have absolutely no common sense...hence the FML! To be honest I'd join FML too if all I had time to do with my day was leave criticisms on other people's jokes. :)
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Don't they usually leave it in front of your door? Even if you need to sign for it, they'll usually leave one of those notes saying you need to go pick it up, or that they'll be back the next day to deliver it again.
If the poster lives in a city like I do, then they can't leave it on the doorstep of apts because it is not safe. I know the UPS and FedEx people around here leave so fast when they ring the doorbell it's not even funny. Even if you know what time they're coming, you have to run to the door/speaker when they ring the doorbell to let them know you're coming down in less than 15 seconds or they'll leave. And no, I'm not joking.
I once orderd something, and was sitting in my room waiting for it to arrive. I figured this would be a good place to sit as I can see the front door and street from here, so would be able to get to the door very quickly. Little did I know, the delivery driver was so lazy he didn't even get out of the van. I saw him pull up, wait about 5 seconds, then drive off. I then checked the online tracker and it told me they tried to deliver but I wasn't in!
Yeah, delivery men can be jerks. One time, I was expecting a package, but I knew I wouldn't be there to receive it because I had to work. I left a note on my door to please leave any packages at the front office (less than a 30 second walk from my apartment) since people have had packages stolen in my building before. I came home to my package sitting in plain sight on my doormat, and my note was mysteriously missing. They're lucky it didn't get stolen!
that really sucks, but couldn't you have waited those last 30 minutes too?
He probably saw enough that he didn't want to give you his package.