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To not expect my parcel lobbing through the window?

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iwantgin Mon 22-Jun-15 14:59:05

I was out of the house, but had left the windows open.

Just been in the lounge and saw a parcel in the middle of the lounge floor. The door is locked - so I can only assume that the postie threw it through the open window ?

It's a top opener too, so not just a gentle 'drop' to the ground.

Fortunately it wasn't too fragile.

Anyone else had any strange 'posting' methods like this ?

BangingTheDrums Mon 22-Jun-15 15:00:40

parcelforce just left £100 worth of stuff hanging on the front door and sent me a 'we've left your parcel in a safe place' text!! luckily we were in, they just cba to knock.

elementofsurprise Mon 22-Jun-15 15:08:12

I'd rather that than missing the postman because I'm in the loo/postman doesn't knock loudly/writes the failed delivery card without knocking [grr]... then having to go all the way to main delivery office to collect it because the local post offices no longer keep parcels...

Was it something obviously not breakable?

If so I think YAB(a little bit)U - postman knew it wouldn't break and saved you the bother of going to delivery office.

If it was heavy/might break something I'd lean back towards YANBU!

iwantgin Mon 22-Jun-15 15:15:12

Yes, I suppose it's better than missing the delivery.

banging that's a bit dodgy. It is lucky you were around.

Seeline Mon 22-Jun-15 15:21:19

I had a 'we've left your parcel round the back' card once. Was a bit bemused because the only way round the side of the house is a locked 6'6" solid timber gate.
When I went to investigate I discovered that our new car roof box had been lobbed over the gate and was balanced precariously on the fence between us and our neighbours shock

appleoftheluck Mon 22-Jun-15 15:57:17

Ha! This happened to me on Friday. I found a parcel lying in the middle of my upstairs bedroom floor. I asked and no one in the family had taken it in and told me that I must have just forgotten that I'd accepted it!! Bumped into postman today and he asked if I'd found the parcel that he had thrown through the window on Friday!!

iwantgin Mon 22-Jun-15 17:05:01

like this I suppose grin

summersnowshowers Mon 22-Jun-15 17:08:44

I had one chucked over the garden fence in the rain lately. I was not impressed!

anonymice Mon 22-Jun-15 17:10:25

YANBU. I was also NBU to not expect my parcel to be left in my brown composting bin. I wonder what the training courses are like for these parcel firms confused

thefirstmrsrochester Mon 22-Jun-15 17:27:42

The courier for Laithwaite's left 6 cases of wine sat in my porch in full view of all passers by which included several hundred high school kids who pass my house to get to the chippy and van at lunch time.

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Mon 22-Jun-15 17:34:50

I had a parcel left under the doormat once. Which might have been fine but it was a steam mop (MN purchase) in a big waist-height box with the mat perched on top like a hat.

I really don't know what the courier was on that day.

iwantgin Mon 22-Jun-15 17:41:57

oof. Wine in full view ? You were lucky with that. mrsrochester

that made me laugh rubbish. not quite hidden then ? grin

Wibblypiglikesbananas Mon 22-Jun-15 17:49:51

I live in the US (but British). We've had a passport left in a cardboard envelope in the rain on the doorstep (supposed to be signed for, they could have also used the mailbox). We also had a Dell computer - monitor and tower in separate boxes - left in full view on the doorstep too. That'd be about $600 worth of computer, all in, just left there for the taking. The mind boggles...

GobblersKnob Mon 22-Jun-15 17:50:18

I love the word 'lobbed' grin

A delivery driver once left a friends £180 clothes order in their actual rubbish bin shock which was then emptied before she got home, numpties some of them.

StrawberryCheese Mon 22-Jun-15 17:56:19

rubbish that has happened to me! Don't understand what goes through their mind when they lift the doormat and place it on top of a sizeable parcel. The doormat does not act as an invisibility cloak.

pregnantpause Mon 22-Jun-15 18:05:44

I had naked wines leave 24 bottles of wine in 'my porch'. I don't have porch. They meant on the doorstep. On the main road.

I complained as they were gone when I got there ( having rushed back when I got the delivery receipt email) they agreed to replace all the wine. The next day the new wines came, as did yesterday's- my neighbour had taken the boxes in for fear of theft.shockblush

Good Christmas that grin

lastnightiwenttomanderley Mon 22-Jun-15 18:17:17

Also love the way that a load of wine (i.e. heat sensitive item) gets left in a porch which presumably has the potential to get quite warm!

Our first house was a victorian terrace so straight into the living room. Postie just strolled up and put a 'while you were out' card through the door whilst I was sat on the sofa!!!

I have become quite selective about online ordering now depending on who they use for couriers. DPD are amazing - they tell you where in the delivery list you are so you know if you've got 3hrs, 30mins or 3 mins and send you a photo of where they've left it if you're not in and you've said they can.

WalkWithTheLonelyOnes Mon 22-Jun-15 18:19:43

I used to work for a courier company and we used to sometimes subcontract jobs out to another well know courier company.

Their courier put a mirror over someone's garden fence and killed their pet dog sad

sebsmummy1 Mon 22-Jun-15 18:22:53

OMG WalkWith shock. That's horrendous!!

GemmaTeller Mon 22-Jun-15 18:26:12

I knew someone who once ordered a pile of clothes from Next.

Delivery driver threw the parcel over the side gate whereupon friends dogs thought it was a great game and ripped the parcel and contents to shreds.

flora717 Mon 22-Jun-15 18:35:11

Yes. Just the other day I was stood behind my side gate. I heard a van pull up. I said "hello?" noone said anything, so I took the sounds to be a delivery driver trying next door. I started to finish up in order to take the parcel when a packet came flying over our (6ft, solid gate). I jumped and yelped. There was a hasty "sorry". Then they scarpered!

Motherinlawsdung Mon 22-Jun-15 18:38:23

I've had a parcel left by a courier in the BIN!

AhoyMcCoy Mon 22-Jun-15 18:42:22

Some of these remind me of this picture grin

SistersofPercy Mon 22-Jun-15 18:47:19

Obviously some of these postal workers were 80s kids who loved paper boy.

Mamus Mon 22-Jun-15 19:01:19

rubbish that is the first mumsnet post that has genuinely made me laugh out loud. It's the mental image and trying to imagine just what the delivery person was thinking smile

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