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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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A Quirk In The System: I'm Getting Other People's Packages

Posted 12-04-2021 at 07:26 PM by case44

For starters, I will just say, "No, I'm not getting everything else for Christmas". Let's say that a parcel delivery system for my apartment complex has a few flaws in it.

A few weeks ago, I got a shipment to my parcel box, e-mailed to me via one of the big courier companies, except that it was addressed on the package to another resident. So, then, I decided to take the errant package and put it at the step of a person in another building. It did contain some of the numbers featured in my own address. Whether or not there was confusion in the courier's database is not known, and likewise for the parcel account status of the intended party. And today? Another walk to the parcel post, and instead of the shipment coming to me (as I wasn't expecting anything), it's addressed to a different resident in the same building as the other person from a few weeks back! Registration is called for in the event of packages, and my complex put this into effect last year. It's a deal where you need to register online if you're a resident. The trouble is, the people in question could be new residents and may not be fully aware of such a system when awaiting parcels which another person ordered and I didn't. When someone becomes a new resident, don't you think management would have told him/her about an online service registration for when parcels come in to the mailbox drop at the maintenance garage?

While I'm not about to replace the FedEx guy, it's best to have a system where packages coming your way are retrieved by you, not another resident.
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