Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Part of the mystery solved.

Someone ELSE has recieved a torn open envelope - with the missing yarn stuffed in it! So I imagine a couple envelopes got torn open and the contents fell out, they guessed what went where (because with the return address to my house on both envelopes they're so totally incapable of calling me and asking), and sealed them back up. I'm still missing a box, though.

And I will STILL be using the other post office. Very unimpressed by the post master's response to this.

EDITED TO ADD: Now that I think about this I'm still pissed. I mailed that huge pile of stuff twelve days ago and paid first class rates for all of it so that it would arrive in THREE DAYS.

At any rate, apologies to people who've waited weeks for their yarn, and I have changed post offices. I would go to UPS or FedEx but I'd have to charge you guys more for shipping -- so we're trying the different post office first.

11 comments:

Coffeelady said...

Oh boy... what's with the postal service nowadays?! I've resorted to placing anything I mail into a plastic bag first (incl. sender/receiver's address), tape it shut, and then put it into an envelope. A pain in the a**, but at least USPS can't say they didn't know where the content belongs should they mangle, rip or cut up the envelope! Something they seem to do a lot of lately...

an said...

At least all of it got there, I just sent a package where the top couple of things didn't even make it, they just disappeared into the ether.

Stinking post.

Althoough our postman is very darling and nice. I don't trust the mail sorters really at all, and we get the most astonishing amount of mail that belongs to OTHER ADDRESSES. Completle different addresses

an said...

And by stinking post I meant the postal service, not your post.

Kari said...

We mail everything UPS even if it is to go in the reg mail we send it through the ups store. At least we know it will make it into the mail.
And with UPS everything is tracked and insured automatically.
But it depends on the area I have heard bad things about some ups stores. We've just been really lucky with the ups stores and unlucky with the post offices.

B said...

Whenever bad things happen from the post office, I always think of Newman from Seinfeld.

Kris Fletcher said...

Despite all the problems, folks, the US Postal service is one of the best around. I say this as a proud and loyal Canadian who lived through too many postal strikes to count when I was a girl - and as someone who spent months with the so-called postal system in Guyana. USPS has its issues, but I still give it top marks.

barb outside boston said...

1- When I lived in Mexico, I routinely watched the postman open the mailbox, whereupon many letters would be picked up by the wind and whisked away. He made no effort at all to get them. So, yes, the USPS is better than that.
2-I hadn't gotten a new local phone book since 2003, so I finally called the phone co. and spent 20 minutes on hold before being able to order one. The woman said they are supposed to be placed by hand on our porch, even if the house does have a super-long driveway (like ours). Two weeks later, it arrived in the MAIL, taped with packing tape to within an inch of its life, because the USPS had mangled it. So I got to spend ANOTHER 20 minutes ordering it again!
Of course, I was knitting the whole time ;-)
How do people cope who don't knit???

Amy Lane said...

o gods... didn't they fire Lucy and Ethyl after the fiasco with the letter sorter?

I'm starting to worry about something I just sent out to an agent now...scary...scary scary scary scary...

amy said...

The thing about USPS is, they are supported by tax dollars. As far as I'm concerned, that means THEY work for US. Like everything else government-related, it sure as heck doesn't seem like it. I went to mail a box to Australia today, and I had some questions. The clerk was on the phone, so I said I'd prefer to wait until she was through. Guess what?! Personal call. She refused to get off the phone. I left. I took myself and my kids to the next zip code over and tried again (balancing a kid in one arm and the box in the other, with the other kid holding onto my jacket across the lot). Guess what?! I actually DID need the clerk's full attention! It's half a world away! There were 5 or 6 mailing options, plus a customs form, plus insurance options...

And I was on the phone at least 25 minutes trying to lodge a complaint about the shoddy service at the first PO.

Laura said...

Reminds me of the time that the PO lost my passport, which I urgently needed. My dad went in every day to enquire and harangue them, but no dice. So I asked him to report it to the police... 5 min after the police officer arrived, they magically found my passport.

It's an international problem - post offices, recruitment agents, they're all useless.

Alwen said...

Yeah, the mail carrier once delivered prescription drugs to us addressed to the guy down the road. My big complaint is sorting -- if our address was 1230 40th St., we often get mail addressed to 312 30th Ave. "Close enough"? No! Not close enough!

Once I got the same letter, addressed to someone else, three times in a row, after putting it back in there to be delivered correctly.

The third time I wrote on it in ink "NOT AT 1230 40th" and got a nasty note back from the carrier telling me not to write on other people's mail. Well, how aboutcha don't put it in MY mailbox then, and I wouldn't have it to write on?

Sorry. Very hot-button issue here, too. EEEEEdiots.