United Parcel Service Is Incompentent!

United Parcel Service (UPS) still hasn’t delivered our package that should have been delivered.  You can read the previous posts to see the whole story.
No one knows what is going on at UPS.

The first tried to blame it on the airport (it was shipped by ground), then they blamed it on the roads in the neighborhood (they were delivering in our neighborhood on Friday on Saturday), and then they don’t know what to say.

I wouldn’t buy stock in UPS.  They can’t deliver packages at all.

If you are looking at shipping anything, you shouldn’t use UPS.  They won’t meet your needs.

More Information On How UPS Screwed Up

I finally got more information on how United Parcel Service (UPS) screwed up and did not deliver the Christmas package with all the gifts from Grandma and Grandpa.
We did some tracking and found out more on the path of the package that were shipped by United Parcel Service (UPS) and didn’t arrive for Christmas.

The package was shipped from California on Saturday and was picked up that day.  It was held Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Utah, because of the weather in Denver.  This is understandable.

What is not understandable is that that it arrived in Denver and was scanned in at their distribution facility at about 5:00 PM on Thursday evening and it is still sitting there.

There is no reason or excuse that UPS has for not delivering this package.  Especially after Grandma and Grandpa paid them $77.00 to send all their Christmas gifts for our family, including their one and three year old grandkids.

There has been a lot of people affected by the Blizzard that hit Denver, and I feel for all they went through.  But UPS should have delivered those packages.

All Package Deliveries on Sunday Except United Parcel Service

See the story that ran in today’s Denver Post, Delivery services knee-deep in gifts.
They are all planning some sort of Sunday delivery except for United Parcel Service (UPS).  This is crazy.

Their quote of delivering all packages within the system by Saturday is ridiculous.  The package that was to be delivered to us, was in Denver at their distribution center before Saturday morning, but could they deliver it, NO!

UPS should have gone the extra mile to deliver on Sunday to get the rest of the packages delivered.  They are going to lose customers over this especially when people start seeing their biggest competitors going that extra mile to deliver packages on Sunday and even on Christmas Day.

This storm has been hard on everyone.  But at least FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service are going the extra mile to make sure packages are delivered.  Kudos to them.

For me, I will never use UPS again to ship a package and will encourage all my friends and family to not use them.

UPS Needs to Get A Clue!

Why isn’t United Parcel Service (UPS) delivering packages on Sunday in the Denver Region? Especially since they were unable to deliver on Wednesday and Thursday.
Read the UPS Press Statement.

This is their busiest time of the year and they are ignoring their customers who are waiting for packages.

Get a clue UPS, your competitors are delivering on Sunday. You are ruining a holiday for some wonderful children!

Let’s Give the Postal Employees A Round of Applause

It has to be tough this time of year for the U.S Postal Service employees.  It is the busiest time of year delivering mail and packages so people can have a wonderful Christmas.  And then…
A big snowstorm hits your area shutting down mail delivery for three days.  It is not fun.  Especially the routes that they have to deliver are in neighborhoods that have never seen a snow plow.

They are going the extra mile and deserve thanks and praise for helping us have a wonderful Christmas.

To see more of what they are doing, read this story in the Rocky Mountain News, Postal Service Going Extra Mile to Cleanup from Blizzard.

Tell them thanks when they drop your packages or mail off at your house.

Thanks to all the postal workers!

Denver Digs Out

It has been a crazy last couple of days.
I have spent the last couple of days of picking up a relative at the airport before they closed it and then trying to get back home. Helping my wife get into the garage while she got almost stuck in the street, and digging our house out so I could get to work on Friday.

DIA was not that bad when we were there, but you could see it building. They were already canceling flights. I just can’t believe people kept coming. I feel sorry for the people who were trying to connect through Denver and got stuck, but the people who live here and got stuck there should have known better. It is now the longest closer in DIA history.
This was one of the craziest and worst storms that I have ever seen here in Denver. I been through some bad storms when we lived at Lake Tahoe (82 inches from Friday night to Monday morning). But the storm affecting a large number of people and a large area, nothing like it.

I lived here for the last couple of storms that have hit Denver, but this one affected us more. It was longer and as much snow as the 2003. I tell you this, this snow got heavy and wet. It should help with the drought that we have been experiencing for the last year.

Up until the storm hit, we were tied for the driest year ever. Not anymore. I hope this helps everyone, especially the farmers on the eastern plains. They have been hit hard the last few years.

Check out the coverage in the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.

Fort Collins needs to be inclusive, not exclusive

In Fort Collins, Colo. they are excluding its Jewish citizens from celebrating Hanukkah publicly.  This even was covered in the New York Times.
The city of Fort Collins allows the Christians in the cities to place Christmas Trees in several parts of the city, but it is not allowing a rabbi place a Menorah for the eight days of Hanukkah.  They allowed a lighting cermony, but they wouldn’t let it stay for the entire eight days.

The good thing is that several community members are supporting its Jewish neighbors and placing menorahs in their windows and businesses.  In a time of strife throughout the world, we need to respect all religions and educate everyone about the many faiths that make up our country.

Campus Chronicles, Hilarious Stories From Around the Country

Sports Illustrated ran some great stories on from around the college campuses this week.  The story “Campus Chronicles” looks at different stories from around college campuses.  There are some great ones from this week including a fraternity that stole 10,000 copies of the school newspaper because it said something bad about them or at the University of Idaho where someone broke in and replaced the announcement loop with porn.  Take a look.

We Will Miss You Ed Bradley

We will miss you Ed Bradley.  It was always entertaining and educational to watch you interview some of the most influential people in the world and in turn became one of the most influential people in the world.
I always enjoyed your interviews.  Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Michael Jordan to name a few.  Especially when you covered our tradgedy here in Colorado.

We will miss you Ed Bradley.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.