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The next time you are delivering something I would appreciate it if you would refrain from POUNDING on my front door and waking up my son (who woke up terrified). If this happens again I will not be as friendly when I open the door.<br><br>
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Call corporate and complain. Have the tracking number off the package ready. That can tell them exactly who delivered it. It might help. UPS has so much competition customer service is important.
 

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It's always during nap time, huh? They always do that to me too!
 

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I don't usually have a problem with the way they knock. This guy used the door knocker on the apt (no one does that) and POUNDED it. I might in fact call and complain...
 

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I have the exact opposite problem - I never hear deliveries!
 

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I wish my UPS guy knocked, but no he leaves it behind the holly bush by the front door, and if you did not look you would miss it!
 

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Ahh, we had the opposite problem. In our old apartment the ups guy thought the door buzzers were doorbells or something. As in, he must have just tapped it quickly. Because we'd be home all day waiting for a package and then leave the apartment just to find a "sorry we missed you" type note on the front door of the building. If he'd rung the buzzer we would have heard it!<br><br>
I actually called one time when dh was at home WAITING for my computer to arrive, and I was following the online tracking. It changed to saying that a delivery attempt was made but nobody was home. I called and bitched and bitched until I finally got them to turn the dude around and bring me my damn computer.
 

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I think mine is afraid of the doorbell. He never knocks or rings - just drops off the package and runs back to his truck. Annoying since my dog is often out and sees packages as surprise dog toys that fall from the sky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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When DS still napped, I used to put signs with knocking/ bell-ringing instructions on the door, just in case anyone like a UPS guy came.
 

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The UPS guy has startled me a few times (he knocks hard), but...dh is a FedEx driver so I kind of understand. The drivers are supposed to honk the horn, knock and ring the doorbell because all the time people call to say that no one ever came to deliver the package and they want someone to come back with it. This makes the drivers crazy cause they know they knocked and it is expensive for the company to send them back out. Dh has woken some babies, but remembers that when he delivers there again. He also has some houses where older people with hearing problems live and he has to practically break the door down to be heard.<br><br>
I think a sign on the door is a good idea.
 

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My UPS guy is awesome. He really likes me since I got him a set of keys to get into the building so he can actually deliver packages. It also really helps that he usually comes by here at a time when dd isn't napping, but he knocks reasonably so it hasn't woken her the few times she was napping.<br><br>
My USPS guy rocks too. He always comes up to deliver packages and will even check if I'm home to hand over letters if there are too many for our tiny mail boxes. Also good at knocking.<br><br>
We're moving in a couple months, hope the new UPS/USPS people are nearly as cool.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I had one that used to ring the doorbell 2 or 3 times in quick succession. Drove me NUTS. One time I answered the door and said, "Is there some reason you need to ring more than once?!?!" He apologized. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The UPS guy has startled me a few times (he knocks hard), but...dh is a FedEx driver so I kind of understand. The drivers are supposed to honk the horn, knock and ring the doorbell because all the time people call to say that no one ever came to deliver the package and they want someone to come back with it. This makes the drivers crazy cause they know they knocked and it is expensive for the company to send them back out. Dh has woken some babies, but remembers that when he delivers there again. He also has some houses where older people with hearing problems live and he has to practically break the door down to be heard.<br><br>
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some of them really don't knock or ring.
 

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Mine guy rings the bell once as he drops the package. He also always leaves a little dog bone for the dog.
 

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Ours used to ring the bell and/or knock, but he's gotten so that he knows our dog has let us know he's here long before he gets to the door. Terriers are good for noticing stuff like that, lol.
 

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Seriously?<br><br>
Does he also wear little brown shorts? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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My regular USPS guy is great, but the relief carrier likes to leave packages even though they have instructions not to.<br><br>
Our UPS guy is great - if we're not home, he'll take the packages around to the back door rather than leaving them visible from the street. His relief driver doesn't though.<br><br>
Our Fedex guy though... I've already complained to no effect. He just drops packages without ringing. When I'm in the LR playing with the baby, I'm less than 5 feet from the front door, I can hear the truck, I can hear your boots hit the front steps, I'd know if you knocked (and I could hear the doorbell anywhere in the house), To open the door to find a sign saying we tried to deliver pisses me off.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mine guy rings the bell once as he drops the package. He also always leaves a little dog bone for the dog.</div>
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We get the doorbell once the package is on the porch, too. Unless I have to sign for it, they don't wait. I used to have a note over the doorbell about napping babies. It is very helpful because if the doorbell didn't wake the baby, the dogs barking like mad at the door usually did.<br><br>
The FedEx guy who delivers to dh's work has been bitten by a dog before. He brings treats, too. He said if there's a dog that won't go away or stop being aggressive with the treat, that house gets a "sorry we missed" you note tossed in the yard. Can't say I blame him.
 

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rhiOrion-I totally believe some don't knock. The UPS guy before the one I have now never honked or knocked, just dropped the package. That's why I was so surprised by the loud knocking and asked dh about it. He said that his boss wants them to honk, knock and ring to avoid angry phone calls from people who didn't hear the driver, which is what my new UPS guy does even though the packages don't need signatures. A LOT of packages get stolen, so maybe this is why.<br><br><br>
Also, FedEx Express drivers are employees of FedEx and FedEx Ground drivers and FedEx Home delivery drivers are independant contractors. The Ground and Home drivers don't really answer to an immediate supervisor like the Express guys do-they may not have to redeliver the same day if they don't want to. There is no incentive that I can think of for an Express driver to not knock for a package that needs a signature because he/she is just going to have to come back and they usually have to turn around when they are almost back to the station. No fun!<br><br>
The dog thing is an issue too. Many of dh's coworkers have been bit by dogs, even after the owner said the dog was friendly, so they are more careful about entering yards with dogs.
 
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