Background: Mr. Athena and I both work out of our house, and as such, run a business out of our home. Part of that business is, on occasion, getting things shipped to us.
We’ve run into an issue with UPS over the past year where they’ve changed their routes, and now we’re at the end of a route, not the beginning like we’ve been forever. So what that means is that more than once, we’re stuck sitting at home waiting for a package that needs to be signed for all day, into the evening (they deliver until 7pm).
Now, during the day isn’t a problem; like I said, we work, and most days we’re both here, working, all day. But AFTER work, we have stuff to do. We go run errands, get groceries, all of that stuff.
We’ve asked UPS before if they could change things and deliver during business hours, because they seem to manage it for businesses that close at certain times. They’ve basically told us to bugger off.
Except today. I just called to check on a package, and expressed my frustration that once again, we’re going to be stuck here waiting until late. But this time, the lady told me that if it was addressed to a business, not a person, it’d be treated like a business and it would be guaranteed by 3pm.
What? Is it that easy? I could have been shipping to my business name instead of my name all this time and it’d be here by 3?
Does that sound right to anyone? I question it, because I’ve asked UPS before what needs to happen to get things here early, and this is the first time they’ve mentioned this particular angle.