I recently bought a couple of things from ebay. Having the tracking number is part blessing, part curse.
I would like to say I’m a patient person but in reality I’m not.
I refresh the DHL app’s tracking page as if that would make it arrive more quickly. As if it knows, the delivery date changes from Thursday to Wednesday. Amazing.
On Wednesday (today) I hang around at home instead of going to work. From a previous (very annoying) encounter with the parcel delivery system I know the undelivered parcels are unloaded at around 10am. I assume that means delivery has to be attempted before 10. My house isn’t the closest to the parcel depot, so I imagined it should be getting to me at about 9, maybe 9:30.
When I finally leave for work, the parcel is apparently still on a scenic tour of the town.
When I get to work, I’m not sure if I want to check the app.
There are two possible outcomes: either it just missed me (which would be annoying because I could have stayed a few minutes longer) or it still isn’t there (in which case leaving late was entirely pointless).
Neither is a particularly positive reaction, maybe it’s better not to know at all…
I picked both parcels up from the depot in the drizzle when I got home.