‘Natural Disaster’ in Latham Causing Shipping Delays
Anyone else have an issue recently with delays in Amazon items shipped to your house? I know full well that these men and women in the shipping business have their hands - and their trucks - completely full, but as I was anxiously tracking some new golf attire, I couldn't help but notice that my Amazon orders were delayed. Through the Amazon app I was able to track the shipping history of this particular item only to find that it was so close to me, yet so very far away. My goods sat in Latham, but the reason for the delay had me curious. I screen grabbed the message and placed it below.
What the heck was the "natural disaster" in Latham on Friday the 19 and Saturday the 20th? Was there some sort of unreported tornado, hurricane or flood? Did Route 9 split in two over by Fresh Market because of an earthquake?
We talked about this on the show Tuesday morning and had multiple people call in and explain various theories and all of them made more sense than the ol' unreported tornado. Here's what we learned: Chances are your Amazon packages are delayed because drivers (already working ridiculous hours) are backed up due to COVID-19. As a result, they're most likely prioritizing what gets delivered and what gets put on the back burner. Since they haven't created a "COVID" category for delays, it would default to "weather or natural disaster."
"Chances are your Amazon packages are delayed because drivers (already working ridiculous hours) are backed up due to COVID-19. As a result, they're most likely prioritizing what gets delivered and what gets put on the back burner. "
So basically it makes sense that my Puma golf shoes had to wait while something worthwhile like COVID masks got the green light. I'm perfectly OK with that, and quite grateful that it wasn't because a volcano erupted near Nite Moves.