Finally I have proof. Eyewitness testimony.
For years I've thought that Canada Post parcel delivery service does not in fact deliver parcels -- they deliver parcel delivery notices, those notices stating that one's parcel is at the post office waiting for pick-up as there was no answer when delivery attempt was made.
When I got one of these notices, I'd look at the date on it, think about where I was, then suddenly realise I was at home all that day. I'd puzzle over how I missed that distinctive courier/letter carrier/police knock on the door. It happened over and over until I decided that Canada Post doesn't actually deliver parcels that need signatures, only the notices. My take on their thinking was that no-one is at home, so why bother. Today I have proof I'm right.
I got one of those bloody delivery notices, called Canada Post, got the "we only do one delivery; I'll have the supervisor call you" spiel. When? In 24-48 hours. Wow. Love the expedited service. Then she had me read out the date and time. Suddenly it hit me: I was home on that date. But what was I doing at that time? Hmmmm....I kept cogitating after I hung up, checked my phone display...and...another flash. I was on the phone. Not only had I received a call just before the stated delivery time, I remembered that I was sitting, looking out the front window, one couch length away from the froont door. I would've seen anyone approaching my front door. No one did. And I would've heard that distinctive knock, no question. It never happened. Now I know for a fact Canada Post fudges that delivery thing. They go straight for the delivery notice, and we poor schmucks who've paid an exorbitant fee have to go trundling off to pick up our parcel, for they only make one delivery attempt. (According to them, all couriers only make one delivery attempt. So they're no different on the service scale.) If I don't pick up the parcel, back it goes to sender. Lovely. Remind me why I didn't go for the more expensive, guaranteed to be delivered to me option? Oh yeah, the money.