Consumerist reader Robert has gotten used to the fact that his FedEx delivery man just doesn’t like walking up to his door. As such, he isn’t surprised that he heard the truck pull up recently and went outside to find an empty stoop. He checked the tracking number and sure enough, the package had allegedly been delivered. Sometimes packages would end up at his front gate but alas, nothing. Time to do some investigative work!
He writes that he really wasn’t about to get upset about the package not arriving at his door, since it never does, so why start letting it bug him now? But since he did want to actually locate his package, Robert had to start sniffing about.
I go back outside and look in all the places I would think a package could be put, my garbage can, my refuse can, my mail box everywhere. I call FEDEX, and they can’t get a hold of the driver, and the local office is too busy to talk to me. So imagine my surprise when I get a call back, and am told that it’s in my car.
Yep, you are having the same reaction we did, as well as Robert.
Wait what? Yes that is right, the driver who can’t walk up the front door decided that they would open my car without my permission no less, and put the package inside. I go outside and open my car door (which I thought was locked) and there it is on the driver’s side front floor. Why did they do this? Well the driver blames my dogs, who are in the back yard, with no access to the front. The front gate was standing open so he put opened my car door and put it in the car. Why not just walk it up to the door? So what’s next, are they going to just walk in the front door to deliver a package now?
Robert adds that he filed a complaint with the local office, as he should have, and is waiting to hear back. There are so many things wrong with this situation, we’re not sure where to start. What if that hadn’t been his car? What if the delivery person decided the car was unlocked so might as well take it for a ride?
Yes, it’s on Robert for leaving his car unlocked. But just because a car door is accessible doesn’t mean it’s an acceptable package receptacle.