Post # 1
I knew I wanted to marry my boyfriend the first time we kissed. I know it sounds like I jumped the gun, but we were friends for 8 years before our romance budded. I survived 10 months of being a long distance Army girlfriend in the beginning of our relationship. Now, he’s home, we’re living together, and we both know at this point that we want to get married (we’ve been together a year and a half now.) He was too scared to pick out a ring for me (bless his heart), so we picked one out together. He originally had the package shipped to our house, but changed it to his work address mid-transit (when it hadn’t even arrived in our state yet.) We have a UPS account and they have done this for us tons of times. But instead of rerouting the delivery (and possibly delaying it for a couple days), UPS returned the package to the sender without even consulting my boyfriend first! So, he calls the shipper to see if there is anything he can do. The shipper (understandably) has to wait for the ring to get back to them before they can send it out again. My boyfriend has assured me that he knows exactly where he is going to take me when he gets the ring. I’m glad there is some element of surprise to all of this, but it is frustrating waiting for an engagement/ring for 3 weekends in a row all due to the cluster **** that is UPS. (Side note: I have seen the UPS tracking, so I know it isn’t some elaborate plan to surprise me.) I guess I came on here hoping that someone would understand…I’m normally a cool person, but this imminent engagement is making me crazy. What can I do to distract myself from thinking about it? All I want is to tell everyone I know. Is that too much to ask? 🙂
Post # 3
I totally know how you feel. My original engagement ring, which took us A FULL MONTH to very carefully choose, got lost in the mail on its way to us when we ordered it. We waited a full two weeks with the USPS tracking number doing nothing…no updates whatsoever. Fiance kept telling me to wait, it will probably show up, and every day I would tell myself “today is the day, it has to be!” and refresh the tracking literally hundreds of times…still nothing. Finally contacted the vendor and they said that all other orders shipped out with ours had been received after 3-4 days so ours was definitely lost. I was so upset. Looking back now I can kind of laugh at it, but oh my gosh, it still makes me a little nauseous to think about. He gave us a full refund plus $50 for our trouble and a 10% off discount on our next purchase from them.
This put us just a week before all my out-of-town family would come for a visit, and we had planned to announce the engagement, with a ring, that Friday when they all came. So the day after the refund posted to the bank account, we went to Jared’s and chose a ring out of the case and took it home that day. It was 4 sizes too big for me but I took it to my jewelers and had them set the stone and size it for me. They had it done the next day, and we “got engaged” (really we felt engaged already so he just put the ring on my finger and officially asked me) with the ring that night after work.
To this day (6 months later) that ring has never showed up. Crazy.
BUT I don’t want to worry you, haha, just commisserate. UPS is way better at not losing packages than USPS is, so you should be fine. Just keep an eye on that tracking number and you’ll be fine! It doesn’t make waiting any easier though, I know.
Post # 4
UPS sucks. I had a package delivered in the middle of moving. I was still checking my mail at the old address. They decided I moved, so I called them to give them the new address (since they didn’t deliver to the old one) and they wanted to charge me to do so. I told them just to deliver to my “old” (i.e. the original) address. Instead, they delivered to an address I hadn’t lived at in over 10 years in another city. They didn’t even require signature (which they were requiring of me to leave the package) – they just left it on the porch. They are lucky that my parents still live there or else my $300 in new bedding would have simply been lost. They are absolutely the stupidest – they had no explanation as to why they did it besides “policy.” What a stupid policy.
Post # 5
Kant: I know I will get to that laughing place soon. I’m just super excited and I want to tell our families/start planning our wedding. He’s more traditional and wants to have the ring and romantic proposal (not that I’m opposed…) It just gets difficult to contain my excitement when I have to wait for weeks and weeks. But you already know. 🙂
BackyardLoveBird: Yes, UPS sucks. So does FedEx. So does USPS. I’m convinced that in present times, trusting a business to deliver (not just literally) is a lost cause. Lately, I feel like (more often than not) I have to put on my b**** hat with these companies to get them to do anything. Unfortunately for this situation (fortunately for me), my boyfriend is the nicest guy in the world and tends to get pushed around by these people (despite his experience yelling at people in the Army for 5 years.) I can’t work my magic because the package is obviously not in my name.