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Pick Up the Package Now, UPS!

Posted Tue July 22, 2008 12:00 pm, by Lori K. written to United Parcel Service

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A package was delivered to our home-the UPS mailing label was for a different address but when UPS entered it into their tracking system they put our address. We called UPS yesterday to pick up the package to deliver it to the right address. The package was left on a chair on our porch, in 105+ temperatures, and the package started leaking what looks like blood. UPS assured us that the package would be picked up yesterday.

This morning we again called UPS, again were assured that someone would be here to pick it up. When I got home from work the package is still there. The package stinks like you would not believe, has flies all around it and has stained our front porch. All they keep doing is apologizing and assuring us that the package will be picked up. The package was not marked perishable, and is upside down so we can't even read the label, not that we can get close to it with the smell.

Pick up the package (now!) and pay for having our front porch cleaned.


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by Chris .. Posted Sat July 26, 2008 @ 1:39 PM

oh man disgusting. we have bad problems with UPS here in NC too. i try
to go with USPS when i get stuff shipped. sorry for the hassle


by dulynoted (aka duttycalls) Posted Fri July 25, 2008 @ 6:01 PM

Lori try peroxide in plain water...use 1 large bottle to one gallon of
water...rub it into the stain and it should remove it. If its wooden
porch it will leave a nice bleached out look...but you can always
restain it. If its concrete it will just lighten it a bit.

But peroxide always works for me in removing blood from anything.

by Alexandra Posted Fri July 25, 2008 @ 4:57 PM

I would have found the nearest UPS terminal and taken it there
myself...I'd be thinking, someone must want that package.

Then again, I tend to be a generous person.


by Jugi Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 11:03 PM

Recently they delivered someone else's gift popcorn to our house. It
took them forever to pick it up. (Assuming it wasn't stolen, that

by Lori K. Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 9:58 PM

They sent out 4 guys from UPS last night and when they saw it and
smelled it they called in a HAZMAT company. The HAZMAT guy, who said
he cleans up crime scenes all the time (we are in Las Vegas so one can
only imagine what he has seen!) was gagging the whole time he was
cleaning it up. That's why we were not getting anywhere near it to
"just throw it away." It turns out that the house it was supposed to
be delivered to has a 200 lb snake and the box was filled with feeder
chickens for it. The guy with the snake had ordered 3 boxes and only
received 2 with the third one being delivered to our house.

The guys from UPS, once we got them out here, were extremely helpful
and took statements from us to figure out what went wrong in no one
coming out the first day to pick it up and why it was delivered to our
house in the first place. The HAZMAT guy did clean everything up but
there is still a stain on our front porch. Any one have any ideas how
to get blood stains off of concrete?


WOW!!! by SuzieCat Wed July 23, 2008 @ 10:02 PM

Hmmm... How to get blood stains off concrete by ♫♫Venice♫♫ Wed July 23, 2008 @ 10:30 PM

Wow! by Donno Wed July 23, 2008 @ 10:43 PM

Blood stains on concrete by RedheadwGlasses Wed July 23, 2008 @ 10:45 PM

muratic acid , maybe by Michelle O. Wed July 23, 2008 @ 11:27 PM

That's bizarre! by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Wed July 23, 2008 @ 11:49 PM

Ewwwww by beernutz Thu July 24, 2008 @ 4:16 PM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 8:10 PM

Oh for the love of pete, THROW IT AWAY and let it become someone
else's headache.


legal? by SuzieCat Wed July 23, 2008 @ 8:34 PM

by ♫♫Venice♫♫ Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 5:02 PM

This is one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard. I would
have kicked that thing to the curb and into a plastic bag at the first
sign of leakage. Leaving it on your porch was a bad idea.

Please let us know if and how this was resolved. The suspense is
killing me.

by Final Score: Boys-3, Girls-1 Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 4:50 PM

I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth.

I'm having flashbacks of the steak that fell out of a grocery bag in
my trunk 10 years ago, and went unnoticed for several weeks...in the

You must have incredible will power not to deep six that box!!


by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 3:05 PM

Sounds like someone had ordered steaks. Omaha steaks gets alot of
orders delivered UPS.

That's so gross that it happened to your porch. I think I'd have
moved it the minute I saw it leak. I hope it can be taken care of for


by calm Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 10:34 AM

I don't imagine that the person to whom it ought to have been
delivered is going to be too happy either, but this situation sounds
like a nightmare.

I hope the HazMat team cleaned up your front porch.

If there ever was a case in which someone was owed a handwritten
letter of apology ....

by Marty5223 Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 9:08 AM

Your letter should be titled UPS get over here and clean my porch and
chair now!

Sounds nasty. Let's hope it is not blood dripping.


by Mrs. Sid Vicious Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 8:01 AM

OMG that is disgusting!


by dulynoted (aka duttycalls) Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 7:29 AM

This could be a skit on a comedy show...but seriously...if they have
not come to pick it up by now they probably will not.
Get rid of it before you have more than just flies trying to get into
it. I mean vermin like rats, racoon and such will be around if they
are not already.


Where I am by ~Fiナ-la-ネea~ Wed July 23, 2008 @ 4:13 PM
by Kirsten A. Posted Wed July 23, 2008 @ 12:34 AM

When I read this part; the package started leaking what looks like
blood... I thought of that part in the movie "Seven". Thank God that
wasn't the case!!

by Lori K. Posted Tue July 22, 2008 @ 10:28 PM

I finally got someone at the local level to send out someone. She must
have realized by the stress in my voice how urgent this was and sent
out their HAZMAT team. They are still out there trying to figure out
what to do but at least, 2 days later, someone is here. They opened up
the package and it looks like it smells-rotten meat! I didn't look in
it but my husband and our neighbor along with 3 guys from UPS did. Two
of the UPS guys went to the house it was supposed to be delivered to
but no one was home.


Roving reporter by Bill R. Tue July 22, 2008 @ 10:43 PM

UGH! by Zan Wed July 23, 2008 @ 10:45 AM

by Bill R. Posted Tue July 22, 2008 @ 8:36 PM

Lori K.,

You have done your best calling the shipping company.

If it were me I would see if I could get in contact with the name on
the Return Address getting past the odor if possible. Depending on
what it is they might just tell you to 86 it. That would not clean
your porch but it would get it out of sight.

Years ago on a cross country move by a major moving company several
"extra" boxes of photos, photo albums, paintings and the like were
left at our door. The moving company when notified insisted that they
were not the ones that left them there so they said thanks but no
thanks. It took me a few days ( before Google.com ) to track down the
rightful owners. They called the moving company and sure enough the
company had 100% recall then.

Stop back and let us know how your package works itself out.



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