Delivery driver slammed for ‘cheeky’ drop off as customer says he ‘has no right’

A woman wasn’t impressed when a “cheeky” delivery driver opened her front door to deliver a parcel.

The woman, from Southport, Merseyside, was shocked that he’d let himself in when no one was at home.

According to the ECHO, she posted on a local app: “What gives a delivery driver the right to ring the doorbell, open your front door and shout hello and walk into your home and put a parcel on your sideboard.

“[It’s] cheeky if you ask me but that’s what happened yesterday. I wouldn’t even dream of trying somebody’s front door let alone walk in if I wasn’t invited.”

The post divided opinions – with some saying it used to be commonplace for delivery drivers to let themselves in.

One commenter replied: “I can remember a time when back doors were usually unlocked, or the key was under the mat, and those delivering the meat and the (separate ones) delivering the fish, would come in, put them in the fridge (if there was one) and take the correct money out of the purse on the kitchen table, left there deliberately, and go!”

A woman complained after a delivery driver let himself into her house
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They added: “That was not called ‘cheeky’ but ‘trust’.”

Another admitted: “A lot do try the doors but on the positive side they want to leave it somewhere safe.

“A bit cheeky but better than having it nicked I suppose.”

Others also agreed that it was a positive thing to do, although one woman shared the customer’s outrage.

She commented: “Absolutely not. That’s trespass.”

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