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UPS Leaves Mom’s Gift for Daughter In The Trash Bin

trashcan_610x306It’s been a tough holiday season for UPS.

First, there’s been a general outcry this year about UPS not getting Christmas gifts delivered in time for the big day, but now, one woman says her gift for her daughter was delivered, it’s where the UPS delivery man left it that has her outraged.

As Yahoo reports, the man left the Android tablet she purchased for her daughter in the family’s garbage can… ON GARBAGE DAY.

She told KTVI Fox 2, “I was crying all night last night. I was like, I came home and I, I mean, I saved for months to get that for my daughter and then for them to just throw it in the trash.”

The family keeps their trash can on the curb because of ice on their steep driveway and the driver apparently thought it would be a safe place to leave the package…

Wha?

Tracey contacted UPS and went through the usual half hour drill of holding and getting hung up on before finally getting a person on the phone her understood what had happened.  After investigating UPS learned the driver did leave the package in the trash can. The company tells KTVI that,”…drivers are trained to leave packages out of sight and protected from inclement weather,” a practice the company calls, “driver release.”

Um? Again… WHA? A trash can is protection from inclement weather? How about the inclement weather at the landfill? Either way, UPS apologized and eventually agreed to buy a new tablet for Sole’s daughter before Christmas.

A happy ending in that case but not for all the people whose packages didn’t make it in time for Christmas.

Image: news.cnet.com

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