A moment of quiet contemplation between the mayhem. A penny for his thoughts.
I wonder if it was ‘in a few minutes I get a chance to really bark at the shopping delivery driver’.
Well he needed patience today. Definitely late delivery.
We are so fortunate to be able to book a weekly food delivery. Ok what comes is a little random but it so helps during these strange lockdown days. The drivers are usually really friendly and helpful. Today it was a new driver who looked only just old enough to drive the van. About an hour late the phone rang.
“I’ve been sat outside for 10 minutes and your not in. I’ve food to be delivered.”
Sorry but you are not outside our house.
“Yes I am”
Sorry I can’t see you on our drive.
‘Well I am parked on your drive”
Sorry but your not. You might be at the wrong house.
“Definitely not, I’m here”
Wait a second and I will see if I can see you….. I can see you. I’m waving at you. You are at the wrong house.
“No you must have used put the wrong address on the order. It says xxxxxxxxx as the address ”
Yes that’s our house address. It’s the one that has been used by the supermarket for 9 months. It’s the address to this house not the one your parked at.
“Are you sure…..”
Strangely yes I am sure. I’m currently stood outside my house and you are parked outside the wrong house.
Finally the van arrived at the correct address. The food was delivered and then the deep philosophical discussion continued.
“That house had the same colour door as the one you included in your instructions..”
I don’t think it does. I put on the order that our house had a white door. That one over there has a brown door.
“It’s very confusing I bet the other drivers have struggled to find you.”
No you are the first to get lost.
“For the future could you add some more detail to the delivery address.”
So apart from the correct address, the correct colour door, instructions on how to get to our house from both village entrances. The ones which are on the order already – what would you suggest.
“Anything to make it clearer….”
So on the next order maybe I should include the door colours that do not apply to our house. A note saying that it might be an idea to check the door number on the door matches the one on the order. And listen out for the really noisy dog. That should do it…