This doesn't drive me completely up the wall, but has me a little irritated and scratching my head...
I was catching up on the Never Shopping There Again thread, and reading about the awful delivery company practices which reminded me of Interlink Express - it's not a never-again thing [I'm not the shipper, and the chap is friendly & helpful], but they have scheduled delivery times and won't deliver before
the start of the time slot!
Nice-delivery-man shows up, rings the doorbell [I'm guessing he can fill in the 'you weren't here' paperwork if there was no reply], and then says "ah, I have to wait 1½/15/however-many minutes; I'm early" and then we both stand around making small talk and feeling awkward until he will no longer get penalised for his delivery.
Not too bad on Saturday [only a couple of minutes, and I was clean & tidy] but the previous time was over ten minutes of me backing away as far as possible because I'd worked up a sweat stripping doors, was *ahem* 'aromatic' (and not in a good way
). If he was able to just ditch the parcel, I wouldn't have worried, but I was increasingly aware of how not-caller-friendly my person was!
How crazy is that?
He said [I was questioning their policy during our little chats] that it's because they've texted/emailed a delivery slot... Which would be a fine idea, except the first I know Interlink are delivering is when the guy rings the doorbell. Oh, well, minor irritation, and at least he doesn't mash my packages!