I’m sure plenty of Westporters have plenty of nice stories about nice UPS deliverymen.
You know: “My UPS guy makes sure my package doesn’t get wet!” “My guy knows to use the side door!” “My guy doesn’t block the entire parking lot when he’s delivering to my store!”
But one thing UPS guys don’t do — at least, according to what I’ve noticed and some people I’ve asked — is ring the doorbell.
How hard is that?!
UPS is in the package delivery business. That’s what they do. We buy something; we pay for shipping; some company or somebody puts that something in a box, sticks an address on it, and presto! Thanks to UPS, it goes from New York or New Orleans or New Zealand or wherever to Westport, in far less time than it took Prince William and Kate to name their kid.
And then — if you’re, say, working in a home office without a view of the driveway — the package just sits there. For hours. And hours.
Unless you compulsively check for it, in which case it is held up somewhere in UPS hell.
Come on. I know UPS guys are pretty stressed out. They sort, load and deliver an insane amount of packages every day. They do it in all kinds of weather. And they have to deal with drivers in towns like this, who don’t exactly give them the right of way.
But after doing all that work, can’t the UPS guys just ring the bell? They don’t have to stick around, and wait for us to appear, and chew the fat.
No. Just put the package down, ring the bell, and walk away.
It’s not that hard.
The FedEx guys do it.