Originally Posted by supermanfan
2. Call Fedex and see if you can pick it up from their station vs having them put it on the truck for delivery (again, quick pickup - not too much time away from the house).
That works. Or even an address redirect. I've had FedEx redirect to a different address too. Call FedEx immediately, right now to put the 'PICKUP' tag on the tracking number.
Personally, I would tell the truth. An understanding better half will accomodate you. Combine this with a FedEx pickup (if that's faster than the office), you will only waste a smaller amount of time.