At least 3 times in this past year(or less); I’ve received texts from the USPS; stating that my package has been delivered.
All 3 times; the package was not where they said it was.
One of those times I was literally at the service window; asking the counter person to check a tracking number for me? She said it is currently in route to your address. While she was talking to me; I got a text saying that the package was just delivered; not only to my address but handed to the resident at the front door.
When I left my house about 10 minutes before; my girl was on the front porch; feeding our squirrels(Chucky and Nugget). My porch is on an elevated lot(17 steps to the top). I have an extended porch with a swinging bench, stantions, hanging plants, etc… ‘We’ can look down at anything ‘coming up’ the steps.
I immediately told the the counter person about my text. From the counter; I called Karen and asked her if ‘ANYBODY’ delivered ‘ANYTHING’ since I left the house? She said ‘no’; nobody from any delivery service; has even come down the street. And that nobody handed me anything; period.
I told the counter person that my girl was right at the top of the steps and if anybody would have even approached the porch; that the squirrels would have instantly ran up the tree!
So… she pulled the tracking number up in the system and amazingly; it said the package was out for delivery🙀. But assured me it was on the truck.
She said if it doesn’t come by tomorrow; check back with us.
I asked her to do something for me. I asked her to go to the back and check ‘Ron’s’ area because sometimes he leaves to his route extra early and misses a few items that should have left with him.
She was gone for about 12 minutes. And then; here she comes around the corner; with. stupid look on her face… and my package.
…Another package said ‘delivered’ and I was home All day and we didn’t even see the mailman. Turns out the package was delivered to 749; it on the North end of town.
I went to the house; personally and asked the people if they had received a package with my name on it; accidentally? The woman told me, ‘finders keepers; losers weepers’. We keep what they bring us.
I told her, ‘ We will see who is weeping when I come back. I told the story to the Post Office. And an Actual Postal Inspector happened to overhear my story and went back to the house with me.
As soon as they realized that Funtime was over; they gave him my package…
I could go on for quite awhile…
I still believe that most delivery services and pretty reliable(delivering well over 90 percent+ of their packages.
But when they screw up; boy they really screw up.
…One package(in another instant) was delivered directly to me. I specifically said and paid for; release only with signature of stated recipient. I am just standing in front of my house; and a mailman that has never seen me in his life; stops at the bottom of the stairs and hands me this package. I asked him where do I sign? He said, ‘That’s ok; I know you got it’. I mentioned to him that he doesn’t even know who I am. How does he even know I live there? He laughed and said, ‘That’s ok’.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
Matt; I hope they just screwed up and still have your packages in the system?