I order and buy things online all the time. Clothes, make up, books, electricals - you name it I've probably bought it at some point from a variety of websites.
I've been using Ebay since 2001 and I probably had approx 12 packages a week arriving for me at the height of my new found addiction. I've calmed down quite a bit since then, but every now and then I'll have an Ebay splurge and a deluge of packages will swing their way to me once again and then I may not use it again for weeks.
I look forward to receiving my parcels, especially if I'm waiting for an item I've been dying to get my holds on. Therefore I don't appreciate my postman leaving me 'Sorry You Were Out' cards when I'm very clearly at home!
Last week I waited patiently for 2 packages. On the day of their expected arrival I made sure I kept an eye out for the postman as luckily (or so I thought) I was home that day so there was no way I'd miss them - wrong! *sighs*
That day the postman didn't come at his usual time so I kept an eye out for at least a good hour and then went back to my daily business. I was still at home, so tell me why, when I went to pop out did I have 2 cards in the porch left by the postman?!! He didn't ring the doorbell, I'd made sure my bedroom door was open so I'd hear it. He just assumed nobody was home and filled in the cards. I was fuming. The phone at my local sorting office is hardly ever answered and making a trip there to pick them up was out of the question.
My bedroom is right at the top of the house and sometimes it's hard to hear the doorbell. If I'm playing music loudly, forget it - I can't hear sh*t! If I'm expecting things I make a point of sticking my head out of the window every 5 mins so I can spot when the postie is walking up on the other side of the street, so I can get ready for him to make his way down my side.
On this occasion I ended up filling in a redelivery form online - but guess what? They didn't show up on the day I chose. F.U.M.I.N.G! i couldn't be assed to ring them on Friday morning and thought I'd leave it til after the bank holiday to sort this fiasco out.
This isn't the first time this has happened. I caught him in the act a couple of months ago filling in a 'Sorry, you were out ..." card as I went to open the door for him that day. He started stuttering and blushed saying he'd rung the bell but nobody has answered. Liar!!!
Don't mess with my deliveries. It's your job to deliver, so bloody deliver! It's not as if the stuff I order weighs a friggin' tonne and is gonna do your back in!
So this morning a miracle happened when I called my sorting office, a member of staff actually answered the phone! I was so shocked, I started tripping over my words! I was even told that another package is there for me - WHO EVEN KNEW?!!!! I suspect that this third mysterious package may be my Beauty Bible goodies. I was told by them that delivery was attempted by Royal Mail the day before I left for NY. That's news to me as I didn't even receive a flippin' card this time round and how many weeks ago was that?!!!
Even though the guy I spoke to has given me his word they'll be with me in the morning, I'm still a bit dubious.
They better show up or somebody is gonna GET IT tomorrow!!! Keep your fingers crossed for me...