Very well written.
At the same time, Drivers, please be considerate of your customers.
We get a lot of Amazon packages. Subscribe and save brings us dog food every month. Dry and canned. I get those packages are heavy, but please don't just heave them into the middle of my yard and call it good enough. Also don't pile packages on the top step in front of the storm door so that I either have to use the door to push them off, or go all the way around the house to unstack them so I can open the damn door.
If I'm out in front of my garage sticking halfway out from under my car yelling at the kid that the 21mm is in the metric set, don't tell me you need ID in order to make sure I'm the person on the package. Chances are it's for my wife anyway. And don't get offended when I tell you there's no way in hell I'm showing you my ID, you can either leave the package or not and Amazon will fix it either way.
When it's windy (since that NEVER happens around here) and you have a single envelope that's very light, don't just leave it sitting on the step. There's a bin right next to the door with a cinderblock in it marked "Packages", and a note on my account that say "If it's windy, use the bin". Yeah... tossed on the top step from halfway down the walk. I love how the picture you post shows it actively blowing away.
I do have a dog. Sometimes that dog is outside. Sometimes he gets excited when he sees a new person. I know you don't know that he just wants pets, you probably see all sorts of dogs and are worried he might be a biter. When you see me come out of the house and have my dog under my control actively leading him back to the house so you can deliver, don't tell me to "Control my dog or else". Let me do my thing, and I'll let you do your thing.
I get your days are long and hard, and it sucks that you're being overworked so much. But it's not our fault, we're just the people who are excitedly waiting for our packages. Please don't take your frustration out on us. A little kindness goes both ways.
When it's hot outside and the cooler full of water bottles with a sign that says "Take one" is there, that means it's OK to take one. That's what it's there for. It's not a base for a jenga tower of packages. Chances are you're not the only driver I'm expecting that day, and stacking your stuff on top of it blocks it off for anyone else coming by.
When it's hot outside and the cooler full of water bottles with a sign that says "Take one" is there, that means it's OK to take one. That's what it's there for.