I can’t brag on ups just yet……. Jon hasn’t said he got it.
Gordon, I indeed have it and it looks fantastic and arrived just fine. It arrived last night but I had to stay overnight for Staff Duty to watch the Troops, so it was waiting on me when I got home. Thank you very much!
The good thing about USPS and UPS routes is that there is a regular that owns that route and they of course usually get to know a fair amount of their customers and strive to make everyone happy (the majority anyway). It's when a sub gets on the route for various reasons, that an issue is most likely to occur.
FedEx on the other hand is now using contractors and even their regulars don't seem to have the same initial training and sense that USPS and UPS carriers have. I observe FedEx on a daily basis in my work area and I am beyond not impressed and appalled on a fair amount of occasions.
When I'm working my regular civilian job as a Letter Carrier for USPS, I am frequently picking up their miss-delivered packages and getting them to the correct addresses on my route. Most times my customers don't know that I took care of it and by all rights, it isn't my job to do that but I would want someone to do that for me, and no sense in not doing that as I know where it goes and they paid for it and deserve to get it...it's just the right thing to do. Also, they usually fail to leave the packages under cover and in the middle of porches, etc. No regard for packages and the customers, as they frequently leave them out where they get rained on and even buried in snow during the winter. I have recovered packages out of snow banks when the snow starts to melt, that FedEx left. Out of control! I could go on but I think everyone gets the point.