I was expecting a parcel delivered today. As usual I was quoted a delivery time of
between 8am and 6pm, which meant I was stuck at home until it arrived. I was fully expecting to wait all day, make several calls to the courier company and not get the goods delivered today, as has happened several times in the past and as recounted by Toastboy and Coofer Cat. But how wrong I was: the parcel was delivered before 10am by a courteous and smiling driver!
So credit where credit is due: well done DPD, it was perfect and I shall feed this back to the supplier.