I’ve had the same issue with Fed Ex. A few years ago and not the holiday season, I had just gotten out of the hospital and needed medication that came in a hyperdermic and could not be gotten in a local pharmacy. It had to be delivered. I needed it for 6 weeks and the pharmacy would only delivery a 2 weeks’ supply at one time.
You guessed it. The Fed Ex guy rang the bell once and by the time I got down 3 flights of stairs, I was seeing his tail lights. He left it outside the door of a 3-story apartment building. At least he rang the bell. After the first time I called Fed Ex and explained the situation. They were leaving crucial (to me) and dangerous (to someone else if they used it) drugs outside unattended. Despite the huge sticker on the box for the next delivery that said NOT to leave the package unattended, the driver did it again for the next 2 deliveries. Good thing I’m not on this medication permanently.
It drives me crazy. Kids could have gotten a hold of this medication with dire consequences to them if they decided to experiment.
NEVER had any issues with UPS. The guy always rings the bell or comes directly to the door. If he doesn’t get an answer, he leaves the notice and I get online and pick up the package at the local consolidation center or he re-delivers. Yayyyyyy, UPS!!!