why the postal service is so broke!! But before I tell you why I will just let you all know that there are only 52 more days till Spring. It is bitter cold below zero and very windy. Right now my garbage can is lying on top of my back porch where the wind blew it last night.
And now back to the miserable state that our postal service is in. My sis in West Virginia and I send each other a package every few weeks. I send her my new books that I have purchased and she sends me things that she knows will make me happy. She fixed a large box of gifts for me for Christmas. She mailed it Priority Mail on the 4th of December and I was to receive it on the 3rd day after mailing. I received it almost 2 weeks later. One of the items that was packaged in heavy foam in a box and securely placed in the package to be mailed was broken to bits. It had been a beautiful manger scene with a music box. Several of the gifts had torn wrapping paper. She is still waiting for a claim to be answered that she filed with the postal service.
But wait!! that is not all. I had ordered some of the cook booklets like the one I had in my giveaway right before Christmas. She mailed the package to me on Tuesday, January 21st and I was to receive it no later than January 24. Needless to say I don’t have it yet. The package started out at the post office in Ceredo WV on the 21st. It arrived in Des Moines IA yesterday January 24th. Des Moines is 271 miles from me. Today it was shown to have arrived at Hazelwood MO which is 169 miles from me. It makes no sense at all to me the way this package has been routed. Will I ever get the package?? I hope so as I have promised a couple of those cook books to friends. If they are reading this, I am trying.
Oh, I could go on and on about letters sent to me and received weeks later and how if I mail a letter or card to someone here in town the letter is sent to Champaign IL for sorting and processing. Makes no sense to me that local mail has to travel an almost 200 mile round trip before it gets to its destination.
If I sound aggravated, well I am!! I will not be sending anything priority mail from now on. It doesn’t get to its destination any sooner than regular mail. Do any of you have any postal horror stories??
That is my rant for today and it isn’t even Wednesday.
Do stay safe and be happy!! Me, I’m gonna have a good day today!!