The message on the answering machine Monday night was a bit confusing: 'Hi, this is Brandon Case. I was looking for Brandon Case ' That's what I thought I heard, but after checking caller ID, I saw that Brandon Cates was the actual caller, not someone with the same name as mine. Brandon said he […]

The message on the answering machine Monday night was a bit confusing:
'Hi, this is Brandon Case. I was looking for Brandon Case '
That's what I thought I heard, but after checking caller ID, I saw that Brandon Cates was the actual caller, not someone with the same name as mine. Brandon said he received a package at his house from FedEx for Brandon Case and wanted to get it to the right person.
So I called him and explained who I was. He told me where he was located, which was at Cates Fabrication out by the airport and also said he would be working late that night. Addam Deda, general manager and body shop manager at Doug Reh Chevrolet, was visiting Brandon's shop at the time, and he offered to bring the package to work on the following day, where I could pick it up.
All's well that ends well, and I picked up that mis-delivered Fed Ex package at the Chevrolet dealership on Tuesday. A nod of thanks goes out to Brandon and Addam for getting the package back to me. Perhaps it's a cliché, but this was one of those 'only in a small town' type of experiences.
Now as to how the package, which had my PO Box address on it, ended up at the street address of Brandon Cates, all I can say is that the FedEx driver must have really been in a hurry on Monday.