Dear Fed Ex: An Open Letter From A Sleep Deprived Mom

angry momIn case you weren’t aware, I recently chased one of your idiot drivers down the driveway in my pjs because he woke up my infant son by ringing my doorbell.

It’s Time To Update Your New Employee Training



Now, I realize that at your training camp, your drivers have to hurdle fences, avoid dogs, and run a 4 minute mile, all while ringing doorbells to alert the recipients of their package’s arrival.

The reason that I’m writing is that I feel their education is lacking in one area: literacy.

Add A Course In Reading


You see, I clearly have a giant, bright yellow, extra-large Post-It note hanging OVER my doorbell that states “Please Knock. BABY SLEEPING. DO NOT RING MY DOORBELL. Thank you.” While I was pretty sure that this was clear (I’ll be fair: I can read it from 10 feet away…so I assumed your drivers could, too.),

I also have a very nice, very cute, RED sign that reads “Please knock. Baby Sleeping.” In the event that your driver can’t read (which I feel is a sad, sad state of affairs, and should definitely be addressed as soon as possible. They have lots of great classes nowadays.), I also put duct tape OVER my doorbell with a big Sharpie “x” for good measure.dear fed ex

Where Is The Breakdown?


Naturally, when my doorbell rang today, I was FLOORED. And yes, I may have chased your driver down the sidewalk, driveway, and into the street screaming my head off and terrifying my neighbors, whom I’m sure now thinks I’m certifiable.

Trust me, I’m not. I’m a very, very tired mom, and my son was taking his nap. In fact, he’d JUST fallen asleep. I’m trying to remain calm, but this seems to be a growing problem, as this driver was different than the last.

So I implore you, please add a section to your training in which you instruct your driver to read the signs on the houses that they’re ringing, then ditching.

That is all.

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  1. Possum Hill Farms on May 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I would seriously try to send a complaint to the actual company. You never know, it might get something done.

  2. Brea on May 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    You know, I thought about it…but then I realized that the Fed Ex guys must flunk out of the USPS and UPS academies 😉

  3. katie theuns on May 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I have complained for the opposite reason! (well, kind of – we don’t HAVE a doorbell, but they don’t even knock at our house)

    And nothing was done…

  4. Brea on May 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Oh, no! I’d be overly paranoid…always checking for packages! LOL

  5. Nicole on May 31, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I agree, you should definitely contact Fed Ex. I’m sure there is a local plant or store that you could contact to complain.

  6. Tab @ Home Life Relived on June 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Contact them! By the way, I absolutely love and totally support your reaction!!

  7. Brea on June 9, 2011 at 7:34 pm


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