Dear UPS, I have a request of you for the next time you are delivering a package for me. Please bring it to my front door. Please do not throw it over the fence into my backyard. Thank you.
Seriously, I just go a call from my wife. She happened to look out back and found a package that UPS delivered sitting in the snow on our back patio. This is in no way reasonable. Our front door borders the street. It is where our address is posted and where our mailbox is. Our townhome is on the corner, bordered by an alley. Parallel to the alley is our back fence. It does not open from the alley, only from our backyard. There is no address posted on our fence gate and no indication that this is an appropriate place to deliver a package.
When the UPS driver tried our front door and didn’t manage to raise anyone, he didn’t leave the package on the front stoop or a delivery notice. Instead, he walked down the alley and tossed the package over our fence. He didn’t even make sure it landed in a dry spot, he just tossed it over right into the snow. Mind you, not that tossing a package over a fence is a reasonable way to deliver a package.
How much does UPS delivery cost these days? Whether or not they think they’re getting enough for it, I do expect delivered packages to be handed to me safely.
Honestly, this was just stupid. Who does something like that?