Then, the anxiety started… Nearly 8 hours later it was still in the original status: “Package picked-up”. According to the tracking information, it didn’t move for about 12 hours! It took almost 24 hours to get out of the “Originating Location”!
As I stewed about my item not being moved, I began to wonder what happened that caused the delay in movement. Then, it struck me. The specialist, the “Pick-up Person”, was not authorized to do anything but pick it up!
Actually moving it required the expertise of a more skilled employee… A “Mover”, maybe? Was the next stage, the “Shaker” stage? You know, like in “Movers and Shakers” that business people always talk about. That part I didn’t want to know about. It might explain damaged packages…if the “Shaker” wasn’t very good at their job!
I wondered what the “Picker-Upper” looked like and what they actually were authorized to do. Thus, the cartoon was born and a better understanding of why it took so long to get my package. I now have more appreciation for “Snail Mail”… at least snails appear to move!