Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FedEx is Afraid of Trees

Some of you may remember my post, FedEx Thinks I'm Fat in which I told a tale of horror as FedEx refused to deliver my package under the "No address on any house on street" clause even though my camera told a different story:


That was back in July and since then we've had one package delivered by FedEx with no problem. Cut to today. I got a new phone from AT&T and they only ship one way: FedEx. dun dun DUN! So today is when the new phone arrives...theoretically. We checked online for a status only to see our package as "undeliverable" due to "incorrect address". My husband promptly calls FedEx to be told by the customer service rep that the driver was unable to find our house due to "too many trees".

Too. Many. Trees.

I might buy this excuse except that none of the trees on our street block the house numbers. No wait, I'm not buying this excuse. "Too many trees"?!?! *face palm* I mean, come on. It's not like we have those mean apple trees from The Wizard of Oz or something.


(On a sidenote: Is it me or is that an unfortunate screenshot for the title on that clip? And yes, inside I am a 12 year old boy.)

So I get out my trusty camera and get into my car to confront these evil trees that keep the good people of FedEx from giving me my crap. Stupid upstart trees, how dare they?!


Hmmmm...maybe FedEx thinks we live in treehouses...

UPDATE: We did get the package.  They sent back the driver who came to door, left the package and made a run for it.

33 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, Maggi. But I am DYING right now! At the fearsome, hateful trees. No "happy little trees" on your street! (I love Bob Ross.) At the 12 year old boy caption. And yes. That is unfortunate that THAT particular nanosecond was the screenshot for the title, but hey! That's entertainment!

    Glad you got your crap! :D

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  2. Pffft! FedEx once left our package right outside on the sidewalk in the middle of the big ol' city of Chicago because no-one was home to buzz them through the security gate in the breezeway between the buildings. Of course, the box was stolen in about 0.3 seconds!

    I would have preferred they either redeliver it another day, throw it over the security gate where no-one could swipe it, make me go to their facility to pick it up, or ANYTHING BUT LEAVING IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SIDEWALK ON AN UBER BUSY MAIN CITY STREET. I mean, DUH.

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  3. Girl! I think Fedex is afraid of parking lots too! My blu-ray player, which I ordered through Walmart.com on Thanksgiving night, STILL hasn't made it to me! The only thing I can think of is that Fedex was intimidated by the fact that I live in a condo complex that has parking lots that they would need to drive through. And Walmart did end up refunding my money, so yay for them (and me!). :-)

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  4. Oh you always make me laugh out loud! I am so glad you finally got your phone though! And I have to agree with you on that screenshot not the best one for sure:)

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  5. You.crack.me.up.amen.

    :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. Holy Moly! What a jungle!! Do you carry a machete to hack through the new daily growth of foliage?

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  7. I've heard lots of excuses from Fedex, but the tree one "tops" them all.

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  8. Sorry. Sorry. Still spluttering tea at your 12 yr old self :D

    *Ahem*

    Craig does a good line in machete's. Want I should send you one to carve a path for Mr Fedex?

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  9. With a husband that works for UPS, Fedex is a bad word in our house. How insane that an adult can say that trees prevent a job to be done. Shame on that driver! Glad your story had a happy ending.

    *mumble, mumble* fed. ex.

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  10. Oh wow...leave it to Fed Ex? LOL Too many trees - really? Perhaps they should come visit us. Well, we got a phone delivered once, too. And waited. And waited. Finally we called only to discover that they delivered it to an address that didn't exist across town. They just left it on some doorstep. Amazingly enough, it was still there after we ranted to the customer service rep and had it redelivered. oh the holidays!

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  11. That is too funny, too many trees???? Karma will get him, perhaps like a tree attacking him, LOL

    HAPPY SITS DAY

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  12. What has happened to FedEx? They used to be so reliable! Love the Wizard of Oz reference; if only that driver knew that we're all mocking him on your blog!

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  13. I don't think your trees look scary! What a pretty neighborhood.

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  14. lol, I love your little conversation between tree and bush! Your blog is very entertaining. Hope you enjoy your Sits Day! I'm getting comment happy on your posts. :)

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  15. Wow. It's not like you live in the woods. I would be giving FedEx some hell. Good luck getting your next package. I wonder what excuse they'll come up with next.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  16. They do run from the door, don't they? Enjoy your SITS day.

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  17. Why, oh why are people so stupid?

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  18. Don't get me started on FedEx, they are not on my list of happy companies! I had a similar story, and it was the driver who was at fault. Go figure. Happy SITS Day!

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  19. If it's not one thing, it's fifty-- huh? You got your package, thankfully. And I got a good chuckle out of reading you recount what happened with FedEx!

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  20. Man, some people are so crazy! Maybe he was on the wrong street initially or something dumb. I love love love your photo captions :D

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  21. *spewed* coffee every where!

    I once heard something outside our fence when I was sitting pretty close to the door, look out and FEDex is throwing a package over my gate. I open the door, the guy says "I rang the bell but no one answered" I said "Where is this magical doorbell you speak of?" *we don't have a doorbell*

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  22. Trees. Yeah, they all use the tree excuse. The truth is that the fed ex guy used to sleep with your husband, and as soon as he realized he's on your block, he finds some excuse why he shouldn't continue on. Trust me, I know these things. ;-)

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  23. Ok, this is hilarious! What the heck was the FedEx guy thinking? Tell me the customer service rep laughed at him?!?

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  24. Had to check this post out due to the title. Funny? You'd think FedEx guys (or gals) would be used to finding addresses by now! Happy SITS Day!

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    1. I meant it is Funny! instead of asking whether it was funny :)

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  25. So ridiculous! One time the USPS told me they couldn't deliver my mail because I didn't have the address written in black sharpie on the inside of the door of my mailbox and that was their standard--they had no idea if it was the right address. Never-mind the huge black steel numbers above my garage that confirmed it was in fact the right address. And they wonder why they're going out of business! :) Great post--stopping by from SITS!

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  26. This is hilarious and ridiculous all atthe same time! Apparently FedEx isn't working all that hard if this is a repeated problem for your address! Great post!

    Happy SITS day!
    -Simone
    busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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  27. Everytime I hear FedEx knock at my door, there have been times I seriously get up in like ONE second, open the door, and the guy is GONE. What the heck?? Speedy gonzalezes and/or afraid of me.

    Love this post, I've laughed out loud at all 3 of your blog posts that you shared on sits!!
    You've become a favorite for sure:) look forward to reading more!

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  28. Ha ha, I'm sorry I'm laughing, I can only imagine how annoying that was, but I couldn't help but laugh a good one when I saw the trees on your street... :))

    I just found you from The SITS Girls :)..

    www.namiscribbles.blogspot.com

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  29. Man, this makes me grateful for my local small-town FedEx whom I've never had a problem with. That's just crazy. Happy SITS day!

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  30. Happy SITS day! I didn't know that FedEx is strict with that! Too many trees. Hmm. I probably should warn them about bushes they might meet along the way. :)

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  31. Love it, so creative! Happy Sits Day....Love your background too.

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