I was sitting here at home working, and I spied a Fedex truck stopping in the street in front of our house. At first I thought he was just going to put something in our mailbox (is that “legal”?), but apparently he determined the package was too big to fit inside. I saw the driver get out of his truck and start to walk up our driveway – that is, until he saw Nikki, our super-friendly 2-year old border collie running toward him. Nikki veered off at the last second, and continued running away from him (that’s pretty much all she does is run) – BUT, the dude freaked out anyway, dropped the package, and high-tailed it back to his truck!
WTF? He left the package sitting in the driveway, where it could easily get run over and would be exposed to the heavy rains expected today. All because Nikki was running around maybe 75-100 feet from him. IAt least he could have done what the wimpy lady-postal-service-driver does, and just pull into the driveway and start honking the truck’s horn to get someone’s attention. At least then the package would be delivered safely.
Now, contrast that to the regular UPS (Brown) driver who has our subdivision’s route. Nikki loves him (Bandit not so much, but he’s far less threatening) because he’s established a relationship with her. He keeps dog bones in his truck, greets and pets her, and never has a problem making a delivery to our house. I’m willing to bet he has multiple dogs at home – probably larger breeds.