Sunday, March 6, 2011

Eureka

The boxes have been found. Got a call from Cabela's yesterday afternoon. The man with the boxes was on the phone and wanted to get in touch with me. Got his phone number and called.


Here's the story. The UPS driver stopped at the corner where the cluster mail boxes are and gave the boxes to the gentleman standing there and asked him if he would deliver them to the guy that lives at the corner of Gold Creek Trail and Wildberry Lane (I live on Wildwood Way). The UPS driver didn't want to drive up the hill in the little bit of snow that was on the road. The man took the boxes home because the gentleman who lives on Wildberry Lane is only up here (it's like a Summer house) every 2 or 3 months or so. Because another couple are closer friends, he dropped off the boxes to him and asked him to email the Wildberry gentleman and let him know he has the boxes. Note: These three houses are up on the top of the mountain behind my house.


The email was sent and the reply was that he wasn't expecting any boxes from Cabela's. A check of the labels and it was discovered that they belonged to someone else, namely me. So Gordon (we're on a first name basis, now) looks on Mapquest and realizes I live right down the hill and checks information for a phone number. Can't find one (phone is in my wifes name) and calls Cabela's, who calls me, and gives me Gordon's phone number. I'm up the hill and find out I can see Gordon's back yard from my porch, get the boxes and I'm a happy camper.


Now, what to do with the UPS driver. Should I call them Monday morning and tell them I have the packages or let him come out and look for them? Remember, the guy he gave them to was not the guy who ended up with them. How evil are you guys?


Mark

9 comments:

  1. I'd make the lazy POS come out again.

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  2. I'm with Clif. He certainly didn't call and tell you that he lazily mis-delivered your goods.

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  3. Yup, I am all in here too!

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  4. I would call them and explain that you don't want your packages given to anyone else anymore. Ask to speak to a manager at the local terminal (not just someone in a call center maybe hundreds or thousands of miles away ). While it is tempting to get some payback you may cause someone else to have a bad experience like you because if he is sent out to retrieve a package that it already delivered he could get behind plan and do the same thing again(different reasons but same effect).

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  5. The important thing is your package has arrived and I can feel the contented aura clear across the continent. Always indulging my tackle addiction, even vicariously.... what did you order?

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  6. I'd tell them you got your stuff.
    No reason to get the UPS driver in hot water...he's just wanting to safely provide for his family.
    Glad you got your gear!

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  7. Thanks guys. I'm generally not a vindictive person, so I'm going to call the local UPS in the morning and tell them I've gotten the packages. BUT, I am going to tell them the real story.

    John - I ordered a new rod, some new line, jars of Rainbow Power Bait, and some assorted accessories.

    Mark

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  8. Good you got your boxes,I see both sides of the story,but you just don't hand over a box to any one you try & contact the supervisior & inform the of the deal let him or her make the call.

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  9. I've had that happen before. Thank gosh for tracking. I had a tent I ordered end up at someone elses house across town from where I lived because she had the same name as me. She knew she didn't order a tent but she ripped open the box and set up the tent anyway in her front yard and invited all the neighborhood kids in to play in it (It was a Coleman 9x9) She was a smoker too so she of course sat in it and smoked real good in it. I tracked where my box went and saw she was listed in the phone book so I called her and she told me this whole story (about setting it up, I figured out the smoking by the way the tent smelled) I went and got the tent and had to set it up in the backyard to air it out for a week. UPS is only as good as it's employees...same goes for FedEx....and some of their employees suck.

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