My neighborhood has a gate at the back exit/entrance. It is meant for the use of residents and require a bar code on your vehicle. I have a full view of the gate when I sit outside to read. Every single day a FedEx, Amazon, or UPS delivery truck goes up to the gate, sits there for a bit, and then -- beep, beep, beep -- has to back up to go around to the main entrance where there is no gate. Every single day. Shouldn't the word be out by now?
Yesterday a large truck, looked like a moving van, pulled up to the gate. Of course the gate did not open. The driver laid on the horn. I mean long and hard. And when that didn't open the gate, he tried again . . . and again. He got out and waved at the bar code reader and rattled the locked gate, but guess what, he couldn't get it to open.
I got a second email from the waste management company (aka garbage collection) asking me to fill out a survey. I ignored the first one but the second one had more of a pleading tone. How likely are you to recommend waste management company? (scale of 1 to 10) Seriously? I would honestly have to say zero because who is ever going to ask me for such a recommendation? It's just never going to happen. How satisfied are you with out trucks? You mean those garbage trucks that are dirty and smelly by the end of the day just like any other garbage truck I have ever seen? Am I supposed to get excited about your trucks for some reason? How satisfied are you with the reliability of our services? Ha, I can answer that one because the posted pick up day is Thursday, lots of the neighbors have their bins out on Wednesday, and here is Friday and about a third of the bins haven't been emptied yet.
Why must we take a survey for everything? Just do your jobs. I have gotten a survey about the service for stopping at the dealership to get air put in a tire.