• megh

    June 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    No bandages were received. I did, however, ask the UPS guy if it was the seller who determined whether a signature is required, or what. As you may know, you can sometimes sign the “Missed You” slip and when they come the next day, they’ll leave it. Other times, they require you to be there to receive and sign for the package. They will make three delivery attempts, after which they ship it back to the sender. You also have the option of driving to an suburb at an inconvenient time to pick up your package at the UPS shipping center (why not at one of the handful of outlets actually in town? that’d be at least somewhat convenient. Disconnected franchises, perhaps?).

    They UPS guy said the decision was entirely on them — at their discretion whether or not to require a signature. And even if (well, according to the slip) UPS is not liable if you sign the slip and leave it and your package gets stolen, they probably do get bitched out — UPS as a whole, and then the delivery drivers who have to make the call: Is this a shitty neighborhood? Are the residents in this building jerks and thieves?

    This poor guy looked so stressed out, he could barely articulate himself. Sounds like drivers get reamed mercilessly for stolen goods. The only way around this for them is to require an in-person signature which c’mon, who really has the time to do? I’m lucky I work from home one day a week. So the options becomes get yelled at and lose your job, or piss off / inconvenience / charge your customers extra.

    I am adding the sad face tag.

  • Anca

    June 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    As someone completely disengaged and only online sometimes tangential with you, I observe you haven’t used as many words in quite a while.
    have no idea why i visited this post again, today.

  • megh

    June 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Commenting is different from posting for me here — major shifts in voice and tone. I typically lack the time and/or gripping force of inspiration to lay down a pile of words and the refinement I am wont to do.

    I do like throwing up some photos now and again, though, and have been trying to do so more often.

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