So I ordered a pair of spike stabilizers from LL Bean as it is getting slushy, icy around here. Now LL Bean is in Maine – just a stones throw from here relatively speaking. And it moved pretty quickly as evidenced below:
02/03/2015 08:43 PM AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR SEVERE WEATHER CONDITION HAS DELAYED DELIVERY. WARWICK RI
02/03/2015 05:24 AM DESTINATION SCAN WARWICK RI
02/03/2015 03:26 AM ARRIVAL SCAN WARWICK RI
02/03/2015 01:44 AM DEPARTURE SCAN CHELMSFORD MA
02/02/2015 09:42 PM ARRIVAL SCAN CHELMSFORD MA
02/02/2015 06:30 PM DEPARTURE SCAN FREEPORT ME
02/02/2015 04:20 PM ORIGIN SCAN AT CUSTOMER LOCATION FREEPORT ME
02/02/2015 09:03 PM BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Now it was supposed to be delivered yesterday. In fact where that 8:43PM entry there was one at 5:24AM – in fact it’s still there and they changed it to Destination Scan from saying it was on the truck and out for delivery.
Now here’s the rub – Emergency Situation is a catch all. And the Severe Weather Condition – well yesterday we were all dug out, so no issue getting here. I think the driver saw the snow banks and decided it wasn’t worth delivering. A one pound package.
Meanwhile I’d ordered a couple items on Amazon. They shipped United States Postal Service. And they were delivered exactly when they said they’d be delivered. Including the texts from Amazon telling me so.
So what exactly is UPS’s problem? I urge every vendor I deal with to not ship things to me via UPS because invariably they don’t deliver to my address, in an urban area, in the capital city with a main street that crosses mine and three functioning business right around the corner from me.
Yes, UPS is in fact Shit Wrapped in Chiffon. And they don’t know or love logistics, what UPS does know is how to fuck things up beyond all recognition. That’s UPS version of logistics.