So today I was listening to the news and heard that Amazon is thinking of using drones to deliver the packages we have ordered. Don’t ask me why but that just sounded so funny to me, not really laugh out loud funny but it caused me to conjure up in my already busy head, lots of scenarios of how things might work. So I thought I might share my ‘confusion’ with you. (I trust you with my inner most thoughts.) By the way, this post contains affiliate links.
On Time Delivery – OMG can you imagine! I’d order my stuff on Amazon say for example a nike gym bag, (I plan on starting to get this body ready for next years’ summer…….too much of this year’s summer has already gone….. couldn’t possibly make the grade, lol) Anyway. I place the order, pay my money, go get ready for work, apply my make-up, brush my hair, step out the front door to go into the car and there beside my car is a drone with the bag I just ordered! How super cool would that be? I once ordered some crotchet hooks on Amazon that took so long to get here, I ordered some from another online shop and got those way before the Amazon ones arrived! So for Amazon to be on time with delivery using a drone…..they get my vote!
My own helipad – well not really but I have long dreamt of having a spacious property with space on it for a helipad so we could park (I mean land) our helicopters! I hear if you expect a drone with a delivery then you will have to mark out a ‘pad’ on your property where you expect this drone to land. I can just imagine the look on my neighbors’ face if they miss my ‘pad’ and land on something else in their garden that is so closely attached to mine in our tight terrace.
Missed delivery – now sometimes I miss a delivery from Amazon (some of us have to work you know) and find instead a delivery slip posted through my door which gives me some indication of when and where I can go to pick up my parcel. I’ve always had no problem just going the next day to get my parcel. But thinking now of this drone malarkey, how the hell is this Mr. Drone going to know to come to the front door, ring the bell, wait for a little, surmise from the barking dog that I am not in and post my delivery slip through the door? Huh? Who can tell me that one? Will the drone wait until I get home from work to ensure I don’t miss the delivery? Your guess is as good as mine.
‘Sorry teacher but the dog ate my homework’. Absurd? Well not really. Some dogs have been known to eat or at least badly mangle paper. I know of people who have had to put some type of metallic mesh contraption on the inside of the mailbox on their door because otherwise their dog will get a hold of the mail and damage it. Some people as well have dogs (not the small poodle types) that roam about on their property whilst their humans are away at work or wherever else. In my mind’s eye, I can see a battle raging between dog (who has promised to defend his master’s property to the bitter end) and drone (who has just been given this new job opportunity) and I know who I think would win! Dog!
Lost parcel – Personally I’ve never had a parcel not get to me from Amazon. It might get to me later than expected, but it has always got to me eventually. On the other hand, I know of people who have purchased stuff on Amazon and never received said stuff. What do you think has happened to such stuff? Do you think the postman stole it, or the neighbor perhaps? Well, what if such thieves continue to try their thievery and steal not just the parcels but also the drone? Alas! Can you imagine, a drone thief with a few stolen drones stockpiled in his (sexist, I know) house. I can just imagine the news reporter on BBC in his polished tone: An ambulance worker has just claimed the reward of £1,000 after he discovered a stockpile of drones in the home of Joshua Keeds a recluse from 887 Dragon Lane. The ambulance was summoned to the property by Mr. Keeds who suspected he was having a heart attack. On entering the property, the ambulance worker had to wade his way through the pile of drones to get to Mr. Keeds’ bedroom. As it turned out, Mr. Keeds is the one who has been intercepting and stealing the drones from his back garden using a cloned remote control he had made at home. As it turns out Mr. Keeds was not having a heart attack but was treated for indigestion. He has received an offer from Amazon to work in their IT department whilst the Ambulance worker used his reward money to purchase himself a,…wait for it… a drone’
Lost Power – these drones must use some power source, I’m assuming. But what if one day this tardy workman did not check the power supply and this drone didn’t have enough ‘juice’ to get the package to you and return to base? What if due to lack of ‘juice’ it came crashing down just before it got to your ‘pad’, damaging the delicate stuff you had ordered from Amazon? Or worse yet what if it had just enough power to get your package safely to you but no more to make its way back to base? Whose responsibility is it then? Mine? What if they want me to get it back to them? How much should my fee be? Your guess is as good as mine.
What are your thoughts on the plan that Amazon has to deliver packages using a drone? Let us know what you think. Enjoy the new Amazon craze when it comes.