Sure enough, yesterday morning I got an e-mail from DPD telling me that Billy would be delivering my parcel between 15:46 and 16:46. It also had a link to click so I could see where Billy and my parcel were.
I had such fun with that! Every time I was on the computer - or my iPad - I clicked on the link to see where Billy was. Each time he was just a wee bit closer and they'd tell me how far away he was (in time). This is a screenshot I took when he was 45 minutes away! (You should be able to ctrl-click on the photo to make it bigger - I had to make it smaller to fit on my blog.)
Isn't that cool? It reminded me of watching Norad tracking Santa on Christmas Eve.
Billy duly brought me my ruler and, as I was signing his wee black box, I told him I'd been following his progress all day. I obviously hadn't been the first person to say this to him as he said - and I quote - "Not another one. Don't you have anything better to do with your time?". I was a wee bit astounded by his attitude but realised that he'd been on the road for 4½ hours and probably just wanted to get home. Poor Billy. I just smiled, thanked him profusely and sent him on his way.
Thanks for my parcel, Billy. I really liked watching for you all day! :oD