Originally Posted by taustin
The nearest one here is open for normal business hours, and has multiple lanes for dealing with the public, but they're still 15+ miles away, and their customer service is about as bad it could possibly be short of actually beating customers with sticks. And I expect it's one of the best and most efficient of all their pickup centers. So far as I'm concerned, the proper pronunciation for "UPS" is the same as for "oops." I may be a tad cynical.
Same here. UPS usually leaves stuff (it is pretty safe where I live-my neighbors are nosey), but the few times I had to pick something up it was creepy. One time I arrived just as a bunch of drivers returned. They had to go through metal detectors and had everything searched.
But I can definately see the usefulness of this, if I still (will) lived in the City. And I wouldn't leave the 7-11 without a Diet Coke, at the least.