You have often heard stories or seen videos of Amazon packages being stolen from a porch by a random package thief walking off the street. That is nothing compared to what goes on inside an apartment complex. The porch is the doorstep to your apartment, the street is your building hallway, and that random package thief is most likely your next door neighbor. And packages disappear all the time.
If your leasing office does accept packages on your behalf, their business hours are often the same as your working hours and you will have to wait until the weekend to pick up your package. Beyond using Amazon Locker for Amazon packages, sending packages to a FedEx or UPS store, and renting a post office box for everything else, there are few alternative solutions for apartment residents.
Last weekend I saw The Grinch. Done by the same team who did Despicable Me and the voice of Mr. Grinch was Benedict Cumberbatch. If you have ever seen Jim Carrey’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas in 2000, the new movie puts the Christmas Spirit back into Mr. Grinch. But there was one little detail that nagged me in the new movie: where was Cindy Lou’s father?
I submitted five haiku to a Fukushima-themed poetry anthology in 2014 that was never published. One of the haiku was about Godzilla awakening to the Fukushima radiation seeping into the Pacific Ocean. My first video on YouTube.