Islanders have taken to social media this week to complain about the usually excellent service from UPS, including one local who has been expecting a delivery of fresh horse semen from Belgium.
The rather unusual package was due to be delivered yesterday (Thursday) and the tracking suggested it had left Southampton on time, but the package failed to arrive by the end of the day. Unfortunately, if the delivery doesn’t arrive by 10:00 today it’s ‘game over’, with a lot of money lost for the receiver.
It isn’t an isolated incident though – a businessman from Godshill has been left unable to trade due to the late arrival of a package, also being delivered by UPS.
A Ryde resident has told Island Echo that he was expecting a delivery on Tuesday – and the tracking confirmed so – but the parcel was quietly tucked behind a garden gate shortly after 08:00 on Wednesday morning. The delivery driver didn’t ring the bell, but instead slipped a ‘sorry we missed you’ note through the letterbox.
It is hoped the package from Belgium will come today.