What’s with parcel deliveries these days? I swear we end up with everyone else’s but ours. Or, they grow legs and disappear off into the distance on their own. Well… that’s what seems to happen to mine. That, or they end up in the bin! #NotJoking
It’s not always the postie or courier company that’s the problem though. Here are my 6 most annoying things about parcel deliveries.
This may just be the most annoying one ever (longish rant alert!). You order your goodies in November with plenty of time to spare for Christmas. You faithfully ‘track’ your order online and finally a week later it shows as dispatched. You wait patiently for another week. Nothing ‘dispatched’ has blinking blooming turned up!
You start to feel a teeny bit worried. Convinced you are being daft you give it a few more days (big mistake!). You finally give in and contact the store directly.
Sorry. *They mumble.
Your order didn’t pass go. It’s still in the warehouse…. somewhere…
Great! you smile, whilst swearing in your head and giving them the flying ‘V’ finger flip (not that they can see it).
There’s always THAT neighbour isn’t there?! The one that doesn’t acknowledge you in general, but still expects you to accept a delivery for them. Maybe they think you’re their minion.
Either way, the answer is simple(ish). Refuse to take the delivery. End of.
That or hide when the delivery person knocks on your door (only if you know it’s not going to be for you!)- Take note fellow Mumsnet mum! *I hope things get better for you.
It’s usually the same neighbour that blanks you in the street. But this time not only do they expect you to take deliveries for them. They also think you should store all their goodies to… blinking cheek.
If you’re feeling kind give them a nudge to come and collect. If they don’t oblige their future parcels will have to take a long hike back to the Royal Mail depot with the postie. Bye-bye!
It’s usually the same neighbour (there’s a running trend, right!). The one who doesn’t chat and weirdly expects you to be their own personal depot. But this neighbour won’t EVER bother to collect their package. EVER!
You make sure they know you are in by clonking about being extra loudly, opening and shutting your front door every now and again and turning on every light possible.
You know THEY know you have their giant box from Amazon. Why in gawds name do they pretend they have no idea its there is beyond you.
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It’s a bit like postman’s knock, except the opposite. The delivery man sneaks up to your door. Manages to take a blimmin photo of your front door and then runs away as quickly as possible… taking your parcel with them!!!
You only know this has happened because A. You have a squeaky gate which gave the game away. B. You have received a photo of your front door by email (and you are still at home?!). C. You have just watched everything from work via your swanky security system!