Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Decision

So from the post below, you can see that the drama facing me today was in regard to my missing bassinett. It was delivered to the wrong house, and FedEx cannot find it. They delivered to us a box of books for a Ms. Jones that lives about 3/4 of a mile away.

I called FedEx, and they expressed their disappointment that my bassinett was missing, and, by the way, could they come and get the box for Ms. Jones?

Now, Ms. Jones' phone number was on her box. Garry and I did a reverse number look-up on it and discovered it was her cell phone. My hope was that she had my box and we could do an even trade of boxes -- her books for my bassinett. I called her cell phone and left a message.

Meanwhile, FedEx was on their way. Garry suggested that I hold on to the box -- it was my collateral for my missing bassinett. My way to force FedEx to go looking for my bassinett and my way to ensure that Ms. Jones return my box, if she had it, promptly out of a desire to get her own stuff.

But still, wasn't this some level of mail fraud? Extortion? Or some other crime?

FedEx rang the bell, and I headed downstairs with the box.

So, what would you have done? Held onto it or handed it over?

5 comments:

Sylvia said...

The title of this post should have been WWAD?

I'm always wrong when we play this game but I'll go with hold the package hostage as collateral for the bassinett.

Kiersten said...

Hmm...I would probably hand over the box and then wonder later if I should have hung on to it. I don't know...

Tina said...

I would have handed it over . . . chances are Ms. Jones probably doesn't have your bassinet . . . .

Melissa said...

I want to know why they can't do anything to help you, but they're doing so much to help Mrs. Jones. I would have held on to the books as I asked the FedEx man this same question. They're yours now, just like your bassinet now belongs to whoever it was delivered to. Good Luck!

LeeAnn said...

Fed Ex can't find it!?!? What the heck is a tracking number for then??? I would have given the books back and then called Fed Ex every hour on the hour until they find the bassinet!!