Todays idiocy : UPS – did you know that UPS charges you based on where you sleep? basically if you sleep where you work they charge a higher rate – regardless of whether your building is ACTUALLY business or commercial.

Now my building is zoned commercially, we pay commercial taxes, commercial water rates, we are in the business district and when the man from UPS drops off the packages, he parks once and does the insurance company across the street and the real estate company next to it. So essentially there are NO extra steps in making my deliveries. I even have a porch which is essentially open to the public – if any of the public had any reason to come here. In my mind and those of the town, it’s a commercial building.

To UPS it’s a residence and hence must be penalized: (it took me 3 phone calls and 40 minutes to find this)

B. Residential Delivery. A residential delivery is defined as delivery to a location that is a home, including a business operating out of a home that does not have an entrance open to the public. If the delivery location could be construed as either residential or commercial, then the rates for residential delivery service will be applied.

I am having this running argument with one of my vendors who insists on checking off the ‘Residence’ box and charging me more, granted it’s not much more, but it is the principle of the thing.

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