Anyone else have a bit of an issue with this?
For those who don’t know, from September, Royal Mail are trialling a scheme whereby your parcels can be delivered to a neighbour if you aren’t in, and conversely theirs delivered to you, unless you explicitly opt out.
At first glance, this seems like a pretty sensible idea, and one most people would go along with.
But then I thought about it a little more, and realised I am home most days, but neighbours are out. So I’d probably end up taking a lot of the mail, and then having the nuisance of having to drop it round to them, or a stream of people coming to collect. As I’m unwell with MS, I don’t want this. I already don’t open the door to callers sometimes, because I’m “resting”.
Royal Mail do give you the option to opt out, but you have to display a sticker on the front door! I think this is wrong, as I do not see why I should have to advertise to neighbours that I declined to take their mail. Many of the neighbours have no idea I have MS (I am fortunate in that it does not show), so will not know why I’m reluctant to take their parcels. So I guess I’m faced with having to explain to all and sundry WHY, or just be thought of as unneighbourly.
Seems a bit of a cheek that you can’t opt out without having to put a flag on the door about it. Should be a purely personal decision, and not one you have to reveal or justify to anyone.