Thursday is Tesco day. They have delivered to us with great regularity and reliability since march 2020 and continue to do so. Our booked slot is 12.00 to 1.00 pm, but they are often here at any time after 11.30 am. On one occasion they messaged us to say they would be late, but still got here by 12.15 pm – well inside their allotted time span. We put out large plastic storage boxes in the garage doorway and leave the door up, which keeps off any rain, and the drivers offload into those. In the main we get no plastic bags except for certain items which go into red bags for speedy identification. These bags make ideal liners for bedroom waste bins, so although they eventually go to non-recyclable waste, I think the Council even make use of that these days.
Yesterday, however, turned out to be a problem day for them. A text message informed us that our delivery was delayed and would now take place between 12.00 noon and 6.15 pm. So we had a long day of hanging about not daring to do very much in case we missed the van. Eventually it arrived at 5.15 pm and the driver seemingly quite cheery, one of the regulars, packed everything into our boxes very neatly (as we discovered after he had left) and all was well.