Going Postal

Return to SenderIf there’s one thing in this world that I love, it’s getting mail. Seriously. Ask Todd if you don’t believe me. So when I go two days in a row without receiving any, I notice it. When three days in a row come and go with no mail, I start to get suspicious. Forget the fourth day, because by day five I’m suspecting an outright conspiracy. Six? This is torture. Seven? I’m about to blow something, or someone, up.

Take cover everyone, because we’re on day seven right now and still no mail.

To quell my paranoia, I decided to leave a note for the other tenants in my building:

Is anyone else NOT getting mail? Just curious.

Two days go by before I get my first response – which was a “no.” When I got home from work today, the post-it note I had put up was full of responses... all of them “no.”

I called the landlord to see what the dilly was. He said that he was in contact with the post office and apparently they can’t get into our mailbox. Someone must have lost the key. There’s currently a work order in place to correct the problem. Unfortunately, the work order has been in place for a week now. Who knows when it’ll actually be fixed. In the meantime, however, it appears that we can pick up our mail at the local post office.

Did the mail man leave a note telling us that? No. Has someone’s bill already been issued AND returned to sender? Yes, the landlord told me that (sorry if it was you, that sucks). Not that I was eager to receive all 12 of my credit card offers, but what if I was expecting something important? I suppose it was just too much trouble for the mail man to let us know that we could pick it up ourselves at the post office.

I was told that this isn’t the first time our kind mail man pulled this crap. And what happened when our landlord complained about the problem? It just took longer to correct. Because really, who else is going to deliver our mail?

+ original post date: August 27, 2007 07:41 PM
+ categories: Dwellings, WTF


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That is the craziest thing I have ever heard... I can't believe that. There are incredibly important things that come through the mail, credit card offers no withstanding. If it weren't the US government, this might be worth filing suit over.

With bills coming, this little snafu could cost you and the other tenants of the building some serious dineros in late fees...

+ author: Murray Williams
+ posted: August 27, 2007 08:30 PM

I've got your mail, I've got your dogger and I've got your dod.

+ author: Todd
+ posted: August 28, 2007 12:01 AM

No kidding Mur-dog!

Todd... you've got what?

+ author: Seth
+ posted: August 28, 2007 07:21 AM

How annoying. There's another reason why I pay all of my bills online.

Unfortunately, most governmental agencies cannot be sued. Figures, huh?

You might try contacting USPS directly instead of the local office. Not sure if that will make a difference but worth a shot.

+ author: Dustin Jacobsen
+ posted: August 29, 2007 11:53 AM

that sucks man. its kinda like that month old pile of paper inside envelopes that sarah stacks on my desk -- except they're at your post office.

you should put your cat down there with a sign that says "i like to be picked up and petted" when he's about to come by on saturday.

+ author: bill
+ posted: August 31, 2007 09:24 AM

BTW, just a side note, but the USPS is not actually a part of the US Government. It is a separate, independent agency. And, good luck if your mail man screws something up. No matter don't get it fixed quickly enough! Even if you have connections!

+ author: Mac
+ posted: September 3, 2007 10:16 PM

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