I am beyond angry. So frustrated I just started to cry. Most of the time I can laugh off situations that irritate me with a sarcastic comment I keep in my head. But today my level of anger is being written here. So if you are holiday cheery, just delete this message because it’s not going to be nice.
UPS, and USPS are my nemesis. At this time of year I shop online, therefore packages come to my home. Simple, right? I have a large note on my door because I assumed they couldn’t read the less obtrusive one, stating to leave packages at my door. The reason being I can’t get to the door quickly and the uphill trek to the office in snowy sidewalk weather is impossible. Even when I had the scooter, I got stuck a few times trying it. Now I have a (roll myself) wheelchair and I can’t carry anything bigger than what would fit between two kneecaps.
Having the note and informing the complex office of this fact, I expect the delivery services to do what their paychecks have printed on them. Deliver! I don’t envy their job, but it IS their job. It’s cold, snowy, and I imagine delivering packages is a pita, but I can’t help that. Part of the reason even in good weather, that I have the note, is so they don’t have to wait for me to answer the door. What if I’m in the bathroom, or asleep? Just leave the pkg.
Another point of contention is the office signs for packages so these services don’t need the actual person to sign for them. I found that out when I called a med supply to ask if they sent a pkg that was late. What I know now is this. The complex office signs a bulk pkg signature and all the delivery service does is dump them all in the office. So there are two factions to blame here. This morning I called and they said yes, we’ve been getting complaints. So I wrote an email stating they are not to sign for any of my pkgs. Yes, I have family here and yes I can ask them to pick up the pkgs. Office hours where the pkgs are, are not convenient for people who have jobs.So my dilemma. I feel like the guy who wanted the cross off the tree because he just HAS to look at it every day and it’s causing him irreparable harm. Only from my point of view, I actually have a legitimate complaint. Think I’ll protest about this. Anyone want to give me a ride to the UPS office? Darn.
I called UPS and the blog about getting someone in Sierra Leone was not an exaggeration. Calling a local 411 should get a local number. That’s another story.
So, how’s everyone else’s day going? Worse? Tell me about it……I’m listening.