I've had two experiences lately with the two major shipping carriers (FedEx and UPS). One was a Next-Day air, the other was Second-Day air. While tracking these orders online, I was just amazed at the complexity and speed of each network. I've never really paid much attention to the details of my shipments - only the arrival date - but for some reason these two shipments caught my interest. I watched each one closely as they went from one warehouse to another, almost never spending more than a few minutes at each stop. These people work 24 hours a day - packing, sorting, driving, flying, and delivering. Imagine telling someone from the early 1900s that you can receive a package from almost anywhere in the word only 24-48 hours after you order it. Sometimes it's nice to step back and look at the technology that makes our society work. Ok, so I have one issue with the system: UPS will just leave a package on my doorstep, while FedEx requires a signature. My FedEx shipment was a Next-Day air, but the delivery attempt was at 11am while I was at work. I go home to find a note on my door saying I can pick the package up at a sorting facility with proper ID. The sorting facility is 30 minutes from my house, and they close at 6pm, effectively making my Next-Day air a Second-Day air. While I appreciate the extra security for more expensive items, the package I ordered was worth less than $20. Anyone know if you can tell them ahead of time to just leave the package without a signature?