tobyaw: (Frogmarch 2002 - Whitby)
posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:57pm on 29/11/2012 under , , , ,
A parcel arrived at home today. [livejournal.com profile] kateaw was out, so the courier, Yodel, put a card through the door, and put the parcel in one of our wheelie bins.

How insane is that?

We live on a road where we often put wheelie bins out for our neighbours, as they as only here at weekends. Likewise, [livejournal.com profile] qidane puts our bins out for us when we are away. It would be so easy for a parcel delivered to a wheelie bin to be taken away with the rubbish.

I’ve noticed several couriers doing this, over a number of years. I assume they must deliver to a bin as a matter of policy, and I’m not sure how one would opt out, other than perhaps to place stickers on the bins saying “No hawkers! No circulars! No courier deliveries!”

When Kate got back, she retrieved the parcel from the bottom of the bin, which was a bit of a struggle with the combination of the weight of the parcel and her frozen shoulder. I suppose it is my fault for ordering tinned tomatoes, tinned sweetcorn, and pasta, online. Isn’t it the modern thing, to buy one’s groceries with Amazon subscriptions?
location: St Andrews, Scotland

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