September 3rd, 2021

African flower crochet motif

Sooooo tired!

On Wednesday evening I was putting out the waste food bin when our neighbour called to me over the garden fence. "Did you order a dehumidifier?" she asked.

"Yes," I replied, "How do you know?"

"Because they tried to deliver it to my house this afternoon, but I wasn't in so they put a card through the door."

Aaaaarrrgh! How had they got the wrong address? How frustrating that they'd tried to deliver to our neighbour when we were both in all day. I checked the order later. It clearly had the right address on the acknowledgement email I'd been sent. Somewhere between the manufacturer and the courier the wrong house number had been input.

After going round in circles over-thinking the problem, I realised that the easiest thing was just to wait for them to re-deliver the following day. Except our neighbour couldn't guarantee to be in. "I'll put a note on your door to say that if there's no answer, please leave any deliveries with the neighbour," I suggested. Collapse )

Then this morning I did the usual end-of-week top-up shop. I drove up to the Eurospar for pizzas and the local paper, then managed to find a parking space in town to pick up another package I'd ordered from Amazon. Having been faced with a choice of either having free delivery with a trial month of Amazon Prime or paying £5 delivery on an item that cost £10, I took the third option which was free delivery with click and collect.

I went to the wrong place first. I hadn't read the email carefully enough and so went to the sorting office, which is where parcels end up if the Post Office have tried to deliver and you aren't in. I should have gone to the actual Post Office, which is in the little Spar grocery store. I haven't been in there since the start of the pandemic because it's quite cramped and often busy, but fortunately it was quiet. Anyway, the parcel was soon retrieved and once home, after chatting with my elderly friend on the phone, I suddenly felt overwhelmingly tired. I haven't done much for the rest of the day.