brni (brni) wrote,
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and they call IP an unreliable protocol?

Ok.

So, on Friday, in the midst of the madness of trying to get our lives in boxes, UPS comes up and drops a box at our door.

It's not for us. It goes to another street entirely. Right street number. Wrong street.

I called UPS immediately (within 5 minutes of drop-off). Of course, it took me 5 minutes to get to a human once I made the call. I 'splain the situation. The assholeguy says someone will come by to pick up the package maybe that day, or maybe the next, or next week. I further 'splained to him that 2/3rds of my house is in boxes and going into storage and contractors are coming and I can't keep track of someone else's box too, and that the truck that misdelivered is still VERY CLOSE, what with barely 15 minutes having elapsed, and that he'd best have someone here today (friday) to get this thing. I told him I'd leave it at the curb and would have no further responsibility for it. The assholeguy says that he'll get someone here.

So, Friday proceeded and receeded and the box remained.

Saturday came and went and the box remained. So did Sunday.

It rained a few times.

Monday came and went and the box remained. I'd sorta hoped the trash guys would take it away, but they didn't want it either.

So I punched the tracking number into the UPS web site. Here's what they have to say for themselves:

04/04/2008 12:41 P.M. DELIVERY

04/04/2008 12:59 P.M. A DELIVERY CHANGE REQUEST FOR THIS PACKAGE WILL BE PROCESSED / RETURN TO SENDER PENDING

04/07/2008 2:15 P.M. THE RECEIVER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO SIGN ON THE 1ST DELIVERY ATTEMPT. A 2ND DELIVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE

Having been home at that time (as was the FSU (Fabulous Spousal Unit) and several contractor persons), I can and do attest that no such UPS person attempted to obtain a signature, or even mildly considered approaching my property.

So, it seems the asshole I was talking to decided that what I really meant when I said "Come pick this up and deliver it to the correct address" was "I don't want this package, come pick it up and return to sender."

So, UPS is going to the address they SHOULD have delivered it to to pick up a package to return to the sender, while the person AT that address is trying to figure out why they haven't received it, and the sender is probably now thinking that it's been rejected and are waiting for it's return.
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