Friday, October 23, 2009

US Postal Service--Even the rubber stamps have an attitude

I'm going through some returned mail today, updating our database and such, and I've noticed a change in the postal service's handling of returned mail. No longer content with the large cartoon "Return to Sender" finger, the stamps are becoming more specific.I'd be okay with this one if the addressee were not a well-known hotel, along the lines of the Biltmore (but NOT the Biltmore). Yes, their mail may go to a PO Box, but it's not like it couldn't be delivered to the hotel by the street address. I mean, they know where the hotel is.

Then, there was this wording--"This is a multi-unit address. Mail MUST have suite or Apt # for delivery." On the surface, there's nothing wrong with that, but can't you just hear the snotty voice? Actually, the word "must" is underlined on the envelope, but Blogger doesn't like underlines, apparently. And really? Is it too much trouble for the mail carrier to look at the other mail with that person's name on it? Or, leave it above the mail boxes the way they used to do when I lived in an apartment building? If I had the apartment number, I'd have included it.

I have ten pieces of mail that were returned to us not because of insufficient address or postage, but because the postal service stamped the cancellation on the wrong side. Should I send it to them with a bitchy note?


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MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Yeah, send them a bitchy note. Let's see if you *ever* get anything delivered again. Srsly. They have spies everywhere...

Anne-Marie said...

Maybe you should add 'useful' comments, like "If you are coming from the north its on the left side, about 6 doors up from Starbucks... dumbass"

Our postal service has been striking this week, and will again be striking next week so I am scared to send your parcel in case they lose it or it doesn't get delivered for 12 years. They still have my driving licence!!!

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