I hope it is PD for a UPS driver, but I doubt it.
My bank draft to close my house was guaranteed to arrive at my lawyer's office by noon today. I called about 12:20 and it wasn't there. So I got the tracking number from my bank and called UPS. The driver apparently went there at 11:20 and said the package couldn't be delivered. I call bull excrement on that one! It's a law office - even at lunch time, there is always someone there. I was pretty mad. I got a call back that ended up going to vm without ringing and they said it would be delivered sometime today. What? If it didn't get there by 2:00, my house couldn't close. So I'm calling them back, trying to find out where the driver is so I can go get the delivery myself and letting them know that if this deal didn't close today, I was expecting to be reimbursement for any extra charges from my movers and a call came through that the guy showed up. At about 1:30. Thanks, dude.
So glad I didn't have the movers come today; they'll be here at 9:00 in the morning.
I'm curious, is it standard practice for the purchase price to be paid by banker's draft? In the UK the money is always transferred electronically, and in England and Wales, where it's common to have a chain of sales and purchases completing on one day, it may start from one firm of solicitors at 9am and move through several sets of client accounts during the course of the day. I can just see our residential conveyancing team going spare if they had to wait for a banker's draft as part of the process.