I just got back from an adrenaline filled experience. I found out 45 minutes before a deadline that FedEx had failed to deliver a very important submittal due to “mechanical difficulties.” So me and my colleagues had to go into emergency mode to re-create the submittal in-house. Did I make it?

Yes.

With 2 minutes to spare.

I had to jump in the car and deliver while getting directions on the way, since I didn’t know which building to go to, only had a general mail delivery address.

It’s a good thing I didn’t find out any later, and it’s a good thing that I work with smart people who do not trust FedEx or UPS and check to make sure that things get delivered.