Imagine my surprise to pull into the parking lot at our condo complex and see a strange shadowy shape next to my front door. USPS decided to get a bit creative when delivering my packages. Note that there are two doors in the view; the brown door is our front door; the tan door to the left goes to an open-air front storage area attached to the front of the unit. Most of the times when anyone delivers (UPS, Fed-Ex, DHL, USPS) they just leave the box behind that door. I typically leave it unlocked, especially since no one is interested in stealing my rusty shovel or my garden hose (not that I’m asking for takers, than you very much!), and especially when I’m expecting deliveries. Like today. Unlocked. As a matter of fact, since I had several orders from Bricklink come in this week, I’ve been finding them behind the storage door. As expected.

Perhaps the delivery folks are supposed camouflage packages? Make it look like they’re not really there so my neighbor doesn’t steal it before I can get to it? Or maybe tossing the Welcome Mat is an effort to help the package not blow away?

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not mad. Mildly perplexed, maybe. Somewhat amused. Maybe. I do appreciate the folks that deliver my mail and packages … I just don’t expect the creativity when it comes to delivering them. And, so long as this is the extreme of the creativity, and we can get back to some normalcy, soon, i.e., just put it behind the door!