The following is a copy of a conversation I started with Ashish Morris on the chat line with YODEL recently, as you can see we are getting a little fed up with the YODEL drivers constantly throwing packages over our gate and running away when we have a perfectly good intercom system and will be only too happy to open the gate and let them in to deliver their parcel as all the other delivery drivers do.
Your drivers are constantly throwing parcels through our gate and leaving them in the rain, we have an intercom on the gate and all they have to do is press it and we open the gates. I would very much appreciate it if you could inform your drivers not to throw packages over the gate and then run away. My address is Xxxxxxxx, Xxxxxxxxx Xxxx, Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx, XXXX XXX.
We have complained before but I thought it worth one more try, however upon reading my comment Ashish Morris, the YODEL employee terminated the conversation which just about sums up the service one receives from the delivery service YODEL.
I have therefore devised a new advertising phrase for them which seems most appropriate.
YODEL, THE DELIVERY SERVICE WHERE NO-ONE GIVES A FUCK!
About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin
I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent.
Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work.
I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise.
I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013.
My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie.
I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes.
I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage.
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Ugh, how frustrating. Maybe you have to yodel to get service, LOL.
The house lower down our lane has security gates and shares our postcode. As a farm we do not have secuity gates, it’s very simple to drive down our drive into a wide turning area.
Last year the neighbour below brought us a parcel they had spotted in their garden. It was clearly adressed to me and had our address on the label.
Not only that but if a driver was using a Sat Nav to this postcode (four properties share) it always brings the driver to the top of our our drive. “You have reached your destination!”
In all fairness most of the delivery driver we have are excellent, it’s just every now and then you get one who is too lazy to wait for the gate to open and just chucks things over without bothering to ring.
Yes, I agree. Just the odd one.
I spoke to a real live human being today when I called a helpline. They were helpful, polite, easy to understand, and sorted out my problem in rapid time. I’m not telling anyone who it was in case they decide to discontinue what is still a real SERVICE.
It is such a joy when you don’t get a computer generated answer service and get a human being who knows what they are doing, it makes life worth living!
Sadly not a common occurrence now.