Can you even fathom what it must be like for the shipping companies/mail these days? I’m not blaming them for issues this time of year . . I can’t even imagine how they get things done but this morning, we’ve had two crazy shipping incidents.
First, our lobsters are supposed to arrive today — overnight deliver . . between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. At 5:30 this morning, I looked at my email and it said there was a delay . . a light flight but they would get them here by the close of the day today. That made me nervous because we often get packages very late in the evening . . sometimes as late as 9 p.m. It’s been later but we’ve asked them not to deliver after 9. About 9 a.m. I got a note that said the delivery date had been changed to tomorrow. Hmm . . I have four live lobsters, along with oysters and scallops that I needed for dinner tonight. I called the Get Maine Lobster folks and he said he’d get in touch with his contact at UPS and see what he could find out. Before I heard back from him, I got another note at 9:52 a.m. that said the package was in Brownwood.
Not sure why at 9:02 a.m. they were not going to be delivered until tomorrow and at 9:52 a.m., they got here but I’m very thankful that they arrived and have already been delivered.
On Tuesday I sent a package to Nicole with Christmas present, and some yarn for her. It was sent priority mail and was supposed to arrive Friday but since it was in Kansas City yesterday, I figured it would get there today. This morning Nicole texted me and said “What address did you use because the package is in Willow Springs!” It went from Springfield which is about half an hour northeast of them . . to Willow Springs which is about 1.5 hours east of Springfield. I checked the address and I had sent it to them so I’m not sure about that little detour but it has ended up in their little town and is out for delivery now.
I know it’s just part of the job and this time of year will always be busy and frustrating for shippers, receivers and delivery companies but here’s a great big THANK YOU to all those working so hard to get our packages delivered.