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Most of you are probably familiar with the problems of
getting things delivered at home. You spend most of the
day at work, away from home. You shop online and buy
products to be delivered. The supplier of these products,
much as you would shop around for the best deal, sources
delivery company who, because it's cheaper to
employ people during normal working hours try to deliver
during the day.
Now this works fine for things that fit through the letter
box and it doesn't for things that don't. But what about
those things (books, CD~s, DVD~s etc) that will fit through
the letter box individually but, because we're all trying to
save money, we order to be delivered as one package?
Enter the Doorstep Split Delivery Package. Each item you
have ordered is minimally packaged and each individually labelled with your address (a tracking number and
wouldn't go amiss, either), but are packaged together in
an additional reusable layer think heavy duty zip lock
plastic bag or transparent plastic box. The delivery guy or
girl opens the case on the doorstep and pushes the
individual items through the letter box, throwing the
additional packing in the back of the van to be re-used.
I get cheap delivery since my books, CD~s and DVD~s were
trunked 99% of the way to my house as one package. The
costs stay down and the delivery workers are working what
are considered to be sociable hours and (maybe) a little packaging could be saved (maybe not on that last one as
each item would have to be sufficiently packaged to
survive the landing on the mat by the front door).
...and the inspiration for this idea? What did the delivery
worker do When they found the parcel wouldn't fit through
the letter box? Well, they simply pushed it so hard that it eventually did, spitting the contents through the letter
by the packaging as it disintegrated. Neither book was badly damaged.
Delivery with Violence [8th of 7, Apr 09 2010]
||I wonder if it's legal to include as special delivery instructions, "If this won't go through the mailslot, please open the package and drop the contents through one at a time"?
||It's hard not to appreciate the irony enshrined in that name ...
||It would be funny to see a courier try to force a parcel through a mail slot in any other shape than a rectangle.
|| in the UK our *mailboxes* are mainly slits in the front door.
||I've had to queue up for a package that couldn't go through my letterbox , well, I say that but actually if the postman had turned it around and posted lengthways, it would not have presented a problem. nice one st3f!
||lol, I don't have a wall next to my door! why do you want all those phones? just interested.
||no, wonder you spout so much rubbish here ... oops sorry, Twitter calls!
||How many arms do you have, [21Q]?
||I'm just mildly surprised he still has a gf. I'd tell
someone to fo, if they trudged behind me at the
grocery store playing games, chatting, and Halfbaking
on their devises, and not paying attention to me.
But that's just me, high maintenance, you know, like,
I realllly need to be connected to the one I love.
||Hi st3f, long time no see. I like your idea.