Originally Posted by FrStone
The courriers will text to say they tried to deliver and you were out - despite the fact you were in and they didn't bother delivering.
In the past 6-7 years i have never once had an post successfully manage to deliver a package to my door.
Several times I have been at home waiting for it and while walking past the door i spot the "you weren't in note" peeking through the door and at no point that day has the doorbell rung or was there a knock on the door.
Ive also heard stories of people catching them doing this and when confronted they admit the package isn't even on the truck.
Then when you do make your way to the local sorting office and hand in the note the reaction you get from the guy behind the counter is standard "ugh your actually asking me to do my job?" Then after managing to get to their feet they spend 5 minutes staring at a shelf with about 4 packages on it, eventually they might touch one to take a look at who its for and then after about another 10 minutes they will arrive back with the wrong package, rinse and repeat for the other 2 packages on that same shelf till finally they bring the 4th one over and its actually yours with your name clearly on it. Then they have to go spend 5 minutes finding a pen for you to sign for it.
OR I could use parcel motel get a text to say my package is in the box down the road, go and collect and be home in 5 minutes.