Nice try, FedEx. Nice try.

2011-12-23 10:45

Someone sent me something, signature required. Obviously, there’s no hint as to when during the day the package will show up, but usually FedEx is early afternoon here.

10:35. I am right near the front of the house and I hear a noise. I look. There’s a truck in the street, absolutely no logos or identifying marks. I go downstairs, and there’s a fedex guy filling out the “signature was needed” thing. Note: No doorbell.

That was a very, very, good effort. If they’d called me to notify me that the delivery would be “soon”, they could have kept me from hearing the faint knocking, and I think they would have won.

The mystery that remains: Is there a particular reason that they try so hard to avoid successful delivery?

Peter Seebach

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Comment

  1. Probably the delivery guy had a zillion packages to deliver, and he doesn’t get docked for failing to deliver if he made some kind of attempt.

    Dave Leppik · 2011-12-23 13:20 · #

 
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