UPS woes

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Wed Feb 21 08:56:53 2001

Years ago, when I had someplace for them to leave the packages, they didn't.
Instead, they'd leave a notice with a number one could call to arrange to pick
the package up one'sself, or to arrange delivery to an alternative address. It
makes me wonder how many packages I've not received just because the local
hooligans thought it would be fun to kick it down the road.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Foust" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: UPS woes

> At 10:17 PM 2/20/01 -0700, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> >When the UPS guy delivered it, I was still at work, so instead of putting the
> >package somewhere out of the way or delivering it the next day, the package
> >left in the driveway where it led into the covered portion of the carport.
> That's 100% UPS policy for residential delivery: they can leave it
> seemingly anywhere unless the sender has paid extra for
> signature verification. My favorite location is in the bushes,
> where it will be found months later after the weather has
> attacked it. (For those of you in California, "weather" can
> be things like rain, the frozen rain we call "snow", etc.)
> Think about the alternative: UPS trucks driving endlessly to
> attempt to deliver packages to residential addresses where
> no one is there to accept the package...
> - John
Received on Wed Feb 21 2001 - 08:56:53 GMT

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