What can Brown do to you?

T’was the night before Christmas (almost)

When all through the house 

Not a creature was moving

Not even a mouse.

Not one had a care

(Unless you count the cats attacking the tree…)

We were watching and waiting for UPS to be there.

Extra postage was paid and promises made,

That necessary supplies would be delivered by 5!

At 5:31 A brown truck took a turn.

It went past the condo and on down the street

Away to the window I flew  in a flash

Tore open the shutter  and threw up the sash!

But the truck never stopped.

It just kept on  trucking.

But a trip to the website show lots of nothing!

The driver had delivered but found us not home! (What? Outrage!)

So wrong , so strange, not a bell ever rung!

After calling and screaming and begging a lot,

UPS promised faithfully that I could go to their lot.

The driver would meet me they promised with glee.

So Christmas would be saved after all, we would see.

Yes, I got to pay extra so I could drive to their store (30 miles) (and pick up the package at 9pm at night)

Now silence reigns. No response from their crew , to my request for a refund.

I never get through.

So next time you hear “What can Brown do for you?”

Remember my story…shouldn’t it be “what can Brown do TO you?”

Bah Humbug to you UPS!

Apologizes to Clement Clarke Moore ( author of the Night before Christmas and also Dr, Seuss as I think I started to fall into some “Seussisms” too.

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0 Responses to What can Brown do to you?

  1. Sandra says:

    I have never had a problem like that, but then I don’t live in a very populated area, yet. They came here and just leave on the door step. Sorry you had such a bad experience.

    • Dusty Roads says:

      LOL Oh that’s business as usual for UPS out here. Because I live in a condo they won’t leave a package without a signature even when the shipper doesn’t require it. I stopped using UPS long ago. Much prefer FEDEX or the USPS. But I don’t always have a choice. What really made me mad was that I was there but they went to the wrong building…There’s only 2 and they have big black #’s on the front glass doors. I paid more for shipping that it cost me for the supplies and they still couldn’t get it right??? Oh I have loads of horror stories. I chased the truck down the street one time only to be told too bad, you have to wait for re-delivery the next day. They are just the most frustrating company to deal with. I could write a whole serires of posts on UPS, none good, but I won’t. I want 2012 to get off on the right foot 🙂

  2. Patti Ross says:

    I feel your misery. My sister has siilar stories about poor delivery, or no delivery with stories about trying, etc., but hers are from USPS. I usually do okay with UPS and Fedex because they will leave items at my door without a signature. What irks me is when they hand off to USPS for some reason now to finish the delivery–then, I have problems as I do not trek to my mailbox everyday. My worse moment this season was with Fedex. The package was due–with extra postage paid–by end of the day; the online tracking showed it made it to their office by the afternoon but they did not get it my door until 24 hours later, after I had already left town for the holiday weekend. It was not a gift, thank goodness, but it was a new power cord for my laptop, so I was not able to get online, watch movies, write, etc. since my battery had miutes left. Here’s to a good 2012!

    • Dusty Roads says:

      It is very frustrating. When I shared my tale of woe at work everbody jumped in with the same kind of story that happened to them. I don’t understand how a company stays in buisiness with such poor service. They have beat me down. I am going to our local mail box store to rent a mailbox so someone will be available to sign for all my packages. Just another expense forced upon the public because of poor services and no other alternatives. Here’s to a more efficient, if more expensive, 2012! 🙂

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