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But it was a terrible lie

We’re trying to figure out who it was delivered to. It certainly wasn’t me. I was F5’ing the FedEx page all morning and leapt to my feet when it was listed as delivered.

I asked around the village – stuff gets misdelivered all the time. Having a neighborhood Whatsapp helps, except nobody’s seen it.

I did get a call back from FedEx who said they’d have to wait until the driver made it back to the depot tonight to ask him about it. Fair enough.

Somehow, I get that extra little frisson of cranky when they said the package had been signed for by [my name].



Cold sucks.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 6, 2024, 7:20 pm

I had something similar happen to me with an Amazon delivery once.

The delivery report said “Delivered” but… nope. I looked further into the “Delivery Status” and the driver had written “Left in a safe space.” WTF!!!!

I looked around in my apartment building and saw a box sitting on the first floor (I live on third) as if it had been delivered. I checked the box and it was mine!

I can only imagine that the driver either didn’t feel like climbing three flights of stairs OR had set up the box to be stolen at a later time.

We have an Amazon Hub now where all the packages are supposed to be securely delivered.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 6, 2024, 7:56 pm

Yeah, F’n Ex. I had a bad experience with them with delivering an Apple Watch, which was “delivered”. I reported it immediately after delivery was reported – I was home; no one knocked; nothing on the cameras. They called the driver at home. She didn’ know nuthin’. Too many deliveries to remember mine, the Fedex manager said. Nothing happened for two weeks…I called FedEx ‘Central’ they said they’d investigate…and nuthin. Finally called Apple who noted that I’d reported it the same day and agreed to send me a replacement. Said THEY would deal with FedEx. I had Apple send the watch to an Apple Store so there would be no confusion. Probably unnecessary as the driver already got a watch and wouldn’t need two

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 6, 2024, 8:35 pm

What’s up with the thievery?
The urban “shopping clubs” are waiting for the election to get closer before they declare open season on other people’s stuff, pre season thievery is just wrong!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 6, 2024, 9:22 pm

Stuff is always getting delivered to the same number but on parallel streets here…I’m the good Samaritan that walks the other people’s stuff over to their place so that they will do the same for me.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 7, 2024, 12:54 am

I had to pretty much end my side hustle because FedEx, USPS, and UPS have been competing to see who can suck the worst.
When you’re shipping and receiving things that die, it really matters.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 7, 2024, 2:57 pm

There is a fortune to be made in designing/fabricating/selling outdoor safes for home deliveries. Though that won’t cure mis-delivered packages.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 7, 2024, 4:09 pm

Here Amazon provides a service where you can give them code access to your automatic garage door opener and -when you have a scheduled delivery- they have one-time access linked to that delivery. We have that system but fortunately, he whispered In our little neighborhood porch pirates haven’t been a problem yet

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