but it's almost as hard to find a UPS drop box as it is to find a USPS mailbox these days! I was trying to do the right thing - be green - recycle - whatever you want to call it when I set out on my quick lunchtime errands today. Last week I replaced the color toner cartridges in my new printer for the first time and I diligently packed the empty ones back up in the boxes and affixed the pre-addressed return labels. I set them aside hoping my nice UPS man would deliver a package and I could just hand them off to him. He's nice that way. Well, after a week of waiting and no UPS man, I put them in the car and decided to drop them off at the nearest drop box the next time I ventured out into the world. I had to take the trash out today and check the mail so I decided to go by the UPS box and deposit my three parcels. An hour later, having driven by all of the locations where I once believed UPS boxes to be, those three parcels are still in my car. Can it be that UPS has scaled down on their drop boxes in the same extreme manner as the US Postal Service? At this point, the only place I have been able to find an actual mailbox is in front of the post office! And get this: the post office has a FedEx drop box right by its front door - but no box for UPS. On the bright side, I got rid of my meager bag of trash, had lunch at Arby's and Ray got to go for a nice ride. Not a total waste of a lunch hour.
4 years ago