Wednesday, May 29, 2019

UPS Is Pronounced OOPS

So I'm expecting a package to arrive today, the contents of which may merit a blog post later.

UPS sends a helpful email yesterday that notes the arrival time should arrive from 10:15 AM - 02:15 PM today and since I have to sign for the package someone better be at the home to sign for it.

So I figure I'll work from home in the morning so I can get the package and then go to the office.

They send another helpful email this morning that I can track the location of the delivery truck online.

So I do, with a window open on the computer as I get some work things done.

Viewing their site I can see the truck icon on the moving map. I watch the truck happily roll along, getting literally two streets away from me and I begin to expect seeing it pull up in my driveway.

Then its one street away to the north, so this should be good and I can get the package and head into the office and all is well.

Then it suddenly turns away and bypasses me to the south, traveling along a parallel street right past my house. WTF?

I then at that moment get a new email that the delivery time is now changed to 1:45 to 5:45. That's rather annoying.

It's now, per the icon, a mile south and heading more southerly as it goes. I have half a mind to go chase after it. Whoever came up with the route certainly messed up their delivery efficiency, and my plan for the day is now a bit askew as well.

Update: As of 2:28 the UPS truck icon on the map has quite literally and illustratively gone in a circle around my house, carefully avoiding it at all times, but happily chugging along adjacent streets, including streets that lead to my street.

Last Update: it finally arrived, after circumnavigating the neighborhood at least 3 times.


MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

Wonder if he was delivering Amazon packages first? UPS usually are better organized than the USPS.

Old NFO said...

Wow!!! Figures though...