Out of all the tracking companies in all the world, I really do think UPS is one of the worst. I’ve had more packages lost through them, and their tracking updates are very poor. I’ve had a package, supposedly scheduled for delivery today, that hasn’t moved from the shipping center in Minneapolis since last night midnight.
Which means that they either forgot to scan it in, or they shipped it without scanning it, or they’ve sent it off to parts unknown. And I was really hoping to mess around with those headphones prior to the lectures going on tomorrow.
I’ve also heard horror stories (more recently) about UPS losing stuff being sent by Amazon. This is what concerns me. I want my stuff, but I want it to get here. If it was just like “processing at the MSP depot” or something like that I think I’d be ok with it not being here until tomorrow. But nope. The last thing on the tracking is arrived at, from 11pm last night.
All this concern suddenly made me think, as I was writing this, that I should be damn thankful that I don’t still live during the 80s and 90s…you know, where you had to wait 6-8 weeks for all orders, even catalog orders? Where you were stuck with whatever JC Penney’s, Sears, or Kmart stocked?
Yeah. Now I can worry about what I ordered on Saturday possibly not getting delivered until Thursday, and the item being shipped is something that I’d never be able to find otherwise.
That shot of reality made me a good deal less concerned, I’ll be honest. It is bizarre when posts change topics on you halfway through.