For being cross with my neighbour

(29 Posts)
NoTeaForMe Fri 01-Feb-13 13:32:15

I think you're all going to say I am but...

I am a SAHM with a 2 year old and pregnant with second. My neighbour doesn't work but is often out. I sometimes take parcels in from the postman for her and other neighbours, if I'm in I don't mind that at all, of course I don't. However, the postman has just been with a parcel for her saying there is a note on her door saying if she's not in they should bring it to me. Am I being unreasonable to be a bit annoyed that she didn't even ask me and just presumed? not helped by the fact that the postman rang the doorbell twice in quick succession and my toddler has just gone down for her nap!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 01-Feb-13 17:28:07

well, I have e-mailed the shop I ordered from so will see what happens. seems such a daft thing for a courier to do when there is a locked wrought iron gate that it could be pushed through. Tim but dim must have been on duty today.

marjproops Fri 01-Feb-13 17:35:12

Maybe dont answer door to postman a few times (unless you're expecting a parcel yourself) , pretend you're not in,and postie would have to leave their stuff with someone else...

btw who orders so many things anyway??!!

digerd Fri 01-Feb-13 17:49:54

I used to order lots of home deliveries. My <nasty piece of work> next door neighbour refused to accept it, but her nice neighbour did. I did not know it was being delivered that day. I , who would never presume on other people, showed my gratitude, but did not feel good about her being inconvenienced. So have an arrangement that they leave parcels behind my flower pot by my front door.
My other neighbour, always asks me if I am in and would I accept a delivery on a certain day, then puts a note telling them to delivery to me. That is how it should be - common courtesy.
If he is out on occasions when he has things delivered with no note on his door, I have been asked if I would accept them.
neighbour has always apologised, with me saying, no need to, - again common courtesy.

ModernToss Fri 01-Feb-13 18:06:08

It's just common courtesy to ask first. I'd mind a bit too.

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