I work from home. Today is a writing day, I am happily typing away and I get this email:
FedEx Shipment XXXXXXXX27 Delivered
This email was sent from an unattended mailbox.
Our records indicate that the following shipment has been delivered:
This report was generated at approximately 12:59 PM CDT
I am sitting in my house and I get an email telling me my package is on my front porch? Seriously? Sure enough I go downstairs and there is my 10 lbs of pasta. Delivered.
Whatever happened to the doorbell? My unattended mailbox is sending me an email?
I have to say this company had over the top follow up; thank you for your order, your order is now in the box, now we are adding some packing peanuts, oh the truck is here, goody we get to put your box on the truck, the truck driver has stopped to pee, oh we are now entering your state, your box is coming to you soon, we just found your cute little town!!
to the email I get today….
I don’t know I kindof like the old fashioned way where I get to see if the FedEx driver is cute or not.
I have to explain why I ordered 10 lbs of pasta, I appreciate a particular brand and for the life of me I could not get any of my three local stores to carry all that this brand has to offer. I want spinach, whole wheat and mixed vegetable pasta, How hard is that? I found one italian deli – very far away, but they too didn’t always carry all that I wanted. Finally I found a place in Pennsylvania and for $9 to ship I got all that I need and want for several months. Probably not the greenest approach. However it’s the most effecient use of my time and I get to be the food snob that I am in the privacy of my own home. Emails from my unattended mailbox and all