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my wife thinks that all I do lately is to keep the big brown truck busy delivering stuff.
I posted this response as a new thread so as not to hijack Jerry's thread.

Your comment reminded me of an interesting memory from our trip to the US.

I have had deliveries from UPS here in Australia and recently saw a documentary of their operations on Foxtel (cable tv).

When we were in New York, we saw UPS trucks everywhere, and Maree commented on their number.

As we traveled across America, we played a game of 'I spy" to note how many UPS trucks we saw each day and we even passed their main airport/distribution centre in Louisville, KY.

Not one day passed where we did not see a number of UPS trucks - even out in the 'wilds' of Wyoming.....VBG

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I posted this response as a new thread so as not to hijack Jerry's thread.

Your comment reminded me of an interesting memory from our trip to the US.

I have had deliveries from UPS here in Australia and recently saw a documentary of their operations on Foxtel (cable tv).

When we were in New York, we saw UPS trucks everywhere, and Maree commented on their number.

As we traveled across America, we played a game of 'I spy" to note how many UPS trucks we saw each day and we even passed their main airport/distribution centre in Louisville, KY.

Not one day passed where we did not see a number of UPS trucks - even out in the 'wilds' of Wyoming.....VBG
Good Morning James, Yap, those Brown Truck are everywhere. Now my Wife asks, "NOW, what did you get" LOL. You know they maybe stopping by a little too often when you get to know each other on a first name bases. UPS Corporate has really got on the drivers about mileage. I have a short driveway, the boys back in just enough to get of the street. I've told them to just back on up to the door, save themselves some steeps to get it to the door. (25/30 one way) They tell me that they can't, it shows up on their mileage.
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I'm lucky that most days the local delivery van, be it parcel or post comes in the morning while my wife is at work;
BUT I still get caught more than often.
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Don't forget the '48 hour rule'. It's the length of time that a spouse/S.O. has to notice a newly purchased item before you can say "It's been there the whole time."
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Our pastor was visiting yesterday and my wife told him that she was afraid that I might start going into withdrawals if the BBT didn't come by with a delivery on a regular basis. Sounds like the issue about the arrival of new new tools and/or supplies is not unique to my house, sort makes me feel a little better knowing that I am not alone.

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The courier guy had a 'special moment' with my dog a couple of years ago (requiring a change of underwear)...now he just drops the parcel by the garage door. Apparently he no longer wants a signature.
[When a big dog says "I'm on guard duty; do not come up the stairs." my policy is to listen to him.]
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My dog buffalos the BBT drivers too and if I'm not right out there to get my stuff, it gets set on the back of the pick up bed minimizes the driver's time out of the truck. The dog wont't bite, but the driver believes in wearing a belt and suspenders when it comes to taking chances, can't really blame him. The dog is dedicated to making people at least believe that she is in charge. However, one day their was a new driver, when the dog came at him with teeth bared, the driver yelled, booo, at her, she tucked tail and ran and hid. If it weren't for my knowing that she is really a cream puff, I'd have to think about getting rid of her, but we live out in country and knowing that the dog is on guard so to speak at night, and having loaded .45 ACP on the table next to my bed does give me comfort at night. The dog does wake me up quite often when coyotes and wild hogs come on the propery, she does battle with them quite often, and the ruckus gets pretty wild. She is just the right dog for us, guess I'll keep her.

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i would get stern looks from the boss if i had stuff delivered to the house.

so i have them delivered to the office instead.

others might call it, "flying under the radar".

i call it, "keeping the peace".
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Sounds like you're well house broken, but we do what we have to do don't we? Sounds like this issue is common among us wood workers, huh?

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I like the packages that come by the postal service (USPS). Since I pick up the mail when I come home from work, anything for the shop (garage) is dropped off there before I proceed up the stairs to the condo.

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