I was in my garage doing laundry today and I got a phone call. I didn't recognise the number and almost let it go to voicemail but I decided to pick it up. It was the UPS man. He said he had a package for me and couldn't find my house. Well, that's no surprise. My house is set back off the road. I was trying to describe how to get to my house without using terms like 'third cactus on the right' and 'turn when the barbed wire ends' and he said "are you walking outside?" Yes I am. I looked around but couldn't see him. He said, "just point to your house." So I did and he hung up.
Then I heard the UPS truck honk and I spotted it on the next hill. He zoomed down the dirt road and flew up my dirt road and presented me with my package. "Next time", he said, "Include your phone number so they can call you. We had to look it up but finally we found your number." Uh ok. He waved good by and sped down the road. My package was a delicious box of chocolates from a friend. Usually I tell people to send UPS or FedEx packages to my work or send things with the post office because my house is too hard to find. I don't know how I can include my phone number on every gift that is sent to me but I am glad UPS took that extra effort to track me down. Mmmm...chocolate :)