right address but the wrong person

@babystar1 (4236)
United States
October 28, 2008 10:28am CST
Did you ever get a package that had the right address on it but was the wrong person? Last evening around 5:00pm.the door bell rang, my husband went to the door and laying on the porch was a small package, he could see that the UPS truck was driving away. After he brought the package in he could see that it did not belong to us. The package had someone else name on it. I got out my phone book,looked up the name and called him up. I gave him my address and he came to pick it up. Was he ever glad to get the package because they were his contact lenses.He had the same address as mine except he lived on 5th street and I lived on 15th street. Did this ever happen to you? Did you call the person up to come and get his package? or did you just call the UPS up and tell them to come and pick it up.
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8 responses
• United States
28 Oct 08
There have been a couple of times when I called a person to come pick up their package or mail. I have never had to call UPS to have them pick up the item. The recipient of the package was always grateful to me for calling them.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Oct 08
You did your good deed also.Makes you feel good when you do something good for someone.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
I know there are people who would keep the item. Not me. I would want to believe that if I were the one to have my package delivered to the wrong place that it would be returned to me.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Oct 08
wow that was good of you so glad he got the package no telling where it would have went if ya called UPS back . HAsnt happened to me yet.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Oct 08
yes I did my good deed that day.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Sure did!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
no I never did but I could a lot letters and bills for other people at this house including bailiffs coming to my door, good for you for letting the man come and pick up his package.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes I also got the wrong letters in my mail box before too. But they were just my next door neighbors mail.I just walked over to there house and gave it to them.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
I personally have never had this done but I've heard of others that did. We live in a very small town where we don't get door to door mail delivery we have to pick up everything at the post office. If however this did happen to me I would have tried to find the person just as you did. You did a good deed and one day you'll get a reward for it. Had you called UPS goodness knows haow long the poor fellow may have waited till next delivery besides if they couldn't get the address right the first times there's no telling what may have happened to the parcel.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I was just thinking the same thing, if I would have called UPS they would have send it back where it came from, and the guy would not get his contacts at all.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I used to sell Avon, and usually the deliverer would just leave the package on my porch, not even ringing the bell. One week when I was not expeciting a package because I did not place an order there was a box on my porch. It actually belonged to a person who lived across the street. It is a good that I am honest, just like you, I took the package across the street and left it on the porch, no one was home. The package had the correct address on it as well as the person's name.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes it always good to be honest.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Oct 08
It happened to me twice last year. I did call Fedex to deliver it to the right place. I rather let officials to do the job. Delivery guy was happy about my call, because he was responsible for leaving it at my doorstep.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Jun 11
thanks for your comment
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Oct 08
this never happened to me with a package, just with letters, but it was always somebody close by and I was able to deliver it to them.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
30 Oct 08
That is good that you knew who the letters belonged too.
• Canada
29 Oct 08
that happened to me when I lived in Arizona. the VA hospital kept FedExing packages to someone at our place. My husband is also with the VA because of his time in Viet Nam, but these packages were not for him. They coudln't have screwed up his name THAt badly.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I dont think that they know what there doing most of the time.