Let me get this out there: I love UPS. Love their tracking system. Love their reliability. Love my driver (who I see more often than my kids.)
So, when we had a package to be delivered this past Monday and it was a no show, I was floored. I diligently entered the tracking number, and at last check, it was in the Maryland depot.
I assume it was then loaded on a truck…and vanished.
Yes, that’s right: the package had vanished and UPS finally admitted — egads! — it was lost.
Now, in all my years dealing with UPS, I have had late packages, I have had damaged packages, but never LOST packages. Never.
And what I can’t figure out is HOW it got lost. I mean, if it’s scanned in the warehouse, where could it have gone? Is it hiding in a corner? Did the delivery guy get taken hostage? Did it fall off the truck? Was it hajacked by black-market thieves?
Really, it’s all kind of disconcerting. Sure, if it’s the USPS, I can understand (along with regularly receiving mail for the people who lived here 15 years ago, I also end up delivering my neighbors mail about as often as the mailman does….). But, UPS? I may have to take a few days to recover.