Advanced search

To think this delivery was too early

(61 Posts)
CheshireSplat Wed 07-Jan-15 08:48:08

We had a delivery scheduled for today. Any time. Large delivery so someone needed to be in.

The driver rang at 6.40 this morning to say he would be here at 7 am. And he was. Is it just me or is this all ridiculously early? I was up as I have a 8 week old baby but if I'd have been at work I would have been asleep when he rang.

The guy was really nice and brought everything just inside the door although he said he wasn't supposed to go inside customers houses. So I'm loathe to complain about the time as he did more than he was supposed to.

AIBU to think this was all a bit early?

NoisyOyster Wed 07-Jan-15 08:49:28

Well you're more likely to be in at 7am then after 9 when most people are at work and you would have had to reschedule.

Good on the delivery man / company I say

Perfectlypurple Wed 07-Jan-15 08:49:33

I expect it will be in the terms and conditions about delivery times. Someone has to be early, you can't have delivery drivers sat around waiting for time to pass.

Buttercup27 Wed 07-Jan-15 08:49:39

At least you don't have to wait in all day for it to arrive at 9 pm tonight.

NoisyOyster Wed 07-Jan-15 08:50:36

Technically he even gave you so much time free that if you wanted to, (and we're working) you could have still made it into work. Double bonus

Gem124 Wed 07-Jan-15 08:50:58

I'd much rather that than be waiting in all day only for it to come late evening x

Mrsgrumble Wed 07-Jan-15 08:51:19

It is early but I would rather that than have to hang around the house all day waiting for him.

One of our postmen arrives ridiculously early then I see him at the leisure centre early afternoon hmm

Congrats on baby

OddBoots Wed 07-Jan-15 08:51:29

That sounds okay to me, he gave you 20 minutes warning which is enough to be ready if you were still in bed. My postman is often here by that kind of time and sometimes needs to ring the bell for parcels.

SavoyCabbage Wed 07-Jan-15 08:51:35

I'd have been thrilled.

youbethemummylion Wed 07-Jan-15 08:52:28

I would have loved that delivery time, the rest if the day is your to do what you want now.

fiorentina Wed 07-Jan-15 08:54:39

At least you can go out anytime you like now and they won't wake your new baby.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 07-Jan-15 08:58:15

Brilliant reliable service from what I can see. Don't know what the problem is.

26Point2Miles Wed 07-Jan-15 08:58:31

What do you deem is an acceptable time?? The world doesn't work 9-5 you know. Lots of us start work before its light.... The alternative is you organise your own collection to suit you?

Having a baby doesn't give you the right to expect deliveries to be on your terms

ticktactoegivemeago Wed 07-Jan-15 08:59:33

Sounds ideal to me and I think you would be a plonker to complain especially as he even dropped it off inside for you. Many of them wouldn't have.

londonrach Wed 07-Jan-15 09:01:49

Sounds great company, warned he was coming and then delievered and others right you more likely to be in at that time. Gives you the whole day no waiting in

DollyMcDolly Wed 07-Jan-15 09:03:04

I wish all my deliveries were at that time

Perfectlypurple Wed 07-Jan-15 09:05:12

mrsgrumble your postman will have do everything a full day's work by early afternoon. My dad was a postman, he would start at 5 am to finish sorting and loading up the mail. By 1 o'clock he would have done an 8 hour shift. Although was often late off with no overtime pay if there was a lot of post.

iwantgin Wed 07-Jan-15 09:06:42

I was surprised to get a delivery recently at 7.30am. But pleased that it came and that I wasn't hanging about all day.

He let you know first- so you were warned - and weren't listening out for the doorbell during the course of the day.

Yes, it is early - but in a good way imo.

CheshireSplat Wed 07-Jan-15 09:07:01

Blimey! I am clearly BU. Thanks everyone. I shall do as suggested and make most of having day free my plans of using the delivery as an excuse to sit around watching films all day has gone it of the window

lem73 Wed 07-Jan-15 09:09:03

Sounds perfect to me. You're 'loathe' to complain?! Why has it even crossed your mind? I feel like people on MN are very quick to complain about things.

CheshireSplat Wed 07-Jan-15 09:09:47

26.2 I don't think having a baby gives me any of those rights (and I don't think my post implies that). I only mentioned it to explain why I was up as normally I wouldn't have been. The company don't know I have a baby.

simbacatlivesagain Wed 07-Jan-15 09:14:31

They sit outside our house and ring the door bell exactly at 7am. If we see them we open the door before then and accept the delivery early.

CallingAllEngels Wed 07-Jan-15 09:14:53

I would be grateful I didn't have to wait in all day for a delivery. If I was working I would have been up getting ready (on ML here as well, waiting for DC2 to arrive).

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 07-Jan-15 09:15:14

I don't think there is an ideal delivery time with a baby that young. I do think op has an excuse to stay in and watch films - tiny baby!

diddl Wed 07-Jan-15 09:15:21

Well it obviously wasn't too early for you as you were up & about!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: