My doorbell rang at 7:37 this morning...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by retiredTxfeeder, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Nobody rings a doorbell around here before 8am, unless it's family or some kind of emergency. I was awake and already on the computer. Well, it was USPS, delivering a package the size of a shoebox from Amazon. They sure get an early start. My records show only 5 more packages due, and it shows that 3 of them are to be delivered later today, by somebody. BTW, it's my birthday today. The big 6-0. If I'd have known I was going to live this long, I would've taken better care of myself. lol
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • List
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Happy Birthday !!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Happy birthday! :bdayiggy::happybday:bdayparty:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Awwww, you guys! :blushing2:
     
  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Happy birthday. I wish I could retire at 60. No way that's going to happen to us new guys
     
  6. Chemo

    Chemo Member

    Happy Birthday.
    And Congrats. My mailman has been coming just before 8 lately as well.
    PM
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Y?

    Start saving.
     
  8. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Smart using USPS. What would have been the delivery cost difference if UPS delivered it three hours later?
     
  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I don't know the answer to that. The shipper chooses his mode of delivery, not me. I've had UPS deliver about 7-8 packages to me in the last week and a half. FEDEX has delivered 3-4, and USPS about 4-5. USPS would be my last choice if I had any say. They have a tendency to hold packages, for whatever reason, for up to 5 days after they reach my town, before they deliver it to me.
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Well...you're still around to celebrate it...isn't that what's important? :) Happy Birthday Rob!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  11. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    I don't think my mailman rolls out of bed before 8. The old guy used to have our mail here by 11am at the latest, since we got a new guy last year or so i'm lucky to see mail by 5pm.
     
  12. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Why not?
     
  13. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I think this is just for peak. I actually called the local post office and talked to a real live person. I checked a tracking website about a package, and it was delivered by USPS at 7:30am. I asked the guy if he actually wanted me to believe they are out working at that time. He said yes, they are going out early with packages, then coming back in and delivering their regular mail route.
     
  14. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    In my neighborhoods, I've seen packages from FedEx ground already on doorsteps while I'm delivering air.
    Then again, they don't have to wait for air to be brought in and sorted in the AM either.

    My route is split in half and the route I do during peak, I've seen 4 FedEx "employees" delivering.
    One air, Two ground, and a Home Delivery driver :slap:
     
  15. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    HappY Birthday ......your still a young buck!!!!
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Dude, if you are up at 7:30 in the morning, you are not really retired or you haven't gone to bed yet!
     
  17. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Happy Birthday Tex! Hope you have a great one!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  18. ChrisTheBrown

    ChrisTheBrown Active Member

    Happy 60th birthday, brother!

    Sent using BrownCafe App
     
  19. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday!! I can only hope to see retirement before the age of 60.
     
  20. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Happy birthday. I wish you many more.