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(WCCO)   Post office will lose, damage or misdirect more pieces of mail today than any other day of the year   (wcco.com) divider line 98
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2004-12-20 11:49:03 AM  
When I woke up, I knew there was something special about today.
 
2004-12-20 11:52:37 AM  
Well, that's fantastic news. My passport is on it's way to Michigan for renewal. Fortunately, I sent it Priority with tracking.
 
2004-12-20 12:00:54 PM  
All registered mail is certified, but all certified mail isn't necessarily registered.

Or something like that.
 
2004-12-20 12:01:26 PM  
Just so long as it's written legibly enough so that the computer can read it, it's more likely to not be misdirected. The people to blame (at least for the misdirection) are the people who sit in front of computers handling about 600-1200 pieces of mail an hour.

/One of the guys to blame
 
2004-12-20 12:02:25 PM  
The Post Office could really give itself an easier time by setting holiday rates for junk mail.

And Christmas card. Does anyone else hate cards? "Oh, even though I haven't had any other communication with you for an entire year, I don't want you to think I've forgotten about you even though you really couldn't care less if I did. So I'm going to break out the box of cards I bought last year after Christmas and send you this useless piece of paper with a trite saying that I was too dim-witted to come up with myself."

Second only to "You bought a bargain card? You should have bought me one of them $3.00 cards! Those have an even greater amount of....card...arity."
 
2004-12-20 12:02:43 PM  
Great. Just got back from the PO after mailing a package to the folks back home.
 
2004-12-20 12:11:27 PM  
Post office will lose, damage or misdirect more pieces of mail today than any other day of the year

What a weird thing for them to schedule.
 
2004-12-20 12:13:08 PM  
I would guess that tomorrow or Wednesday would be the day they lose, damage, and misdirect the most mail, since today they're getting most of it and tomorrow is when it will start getting shoved around.
 
2004-12-20 12:22:46 PM  
Will N. Dowd
Nah, we lose, damage, and misdirect handle it overnight.
 
2004-12-20 12:26:14 PM  
Well isn't that spiffy?! My SS gift is due to be lost, damaged, or misdirected today...
 
2004-12-20 12:26:17 PM  
They're under more stress than unusual, so be nice. We don't need another shooting.
 
2004-12-20 12:33:23 PM  
considering that this is the busiest mail day of the year, this is not surprising.
 
2004-12-20 12:58:37 PM  
At least, they follow their own farking rules. That's more than I can say for UPS. "Adult signature required" doesn't mean sign for it yourself (cause that's what the delivery person did) and leave the package on the front porch - in plain sight.
 
2004-12-20 01:49:29 PM  
The're just using LaLiSa's "two fingers in the front, one in the back" rule.
 
2004-12-20 01:50:20 PM  
Considering how my mailman is always going on and on about his AA and NA meetings, I'm not surprised.

Should I get him a bottle for Christmas this year? ;-)
 
2004-12-20 01:50:38 PM  
^^^^^^Rare William Carlos Williams Poem "Lament of The Red-faced Inflatable Purchaser."
 
2004-12-20 01:51:38 PM  
cbm5 [TotalFark]

"And Christmas card. Does anyone else hate cards? "Oh, even though I haven't had any other communication with you for an entire year, I don't want you to think I've forgotten about you even though you really couldn't care less if I did. So I'm going to break out the box of cards I bought last year after Christmas and send you this useless piece of paper with a trite saying that I was too dim-witted to come up with myself."


Okay, Seinfeld, then I guess I'll just give you the flaming bag of poo like I originally planned.

 
2004-12-20 01:52:14 PM  
Just wait until the Post Office is privatized, then they will really screw you.

"You're mailing a letter to Fargo, North Dakota? That will cost you $4.95. Our next delivery will be in 2 weeks."
 
2004-12-20 01:52:16 PM  
It's not lost, it's just how post office workers "shop" for Christmas presents.
 
2004-12-20 01:52:38 PM  
2wheeljunkie

Apostrophe's can be your friend's, too.
 
2004-12-20 01:52:41 PM  
USPS is okay, but overly complicated and confusing. The rates, sizes, rules, and all the farking different names really get to be to complex.

However, they are still better than Brown, who once left a box containing pepper spray on my front doorstep, despite the shipper's having indicated it as a signature-required, potentially dangerous item. That was the last straw for me in a long string of fark-ups (get it? Fark UPS? eh...). They are all of the bureaucracy and inefficiency of the USPS without the cheap rates.

FedEx is awesome, but with rates going up even higher in Jan, I might give DHL a shot.
 
2004-12-20 01:52:45 PM  
dang it! and i just ordered the womans christmas presents! oh well.
 
2004-12-20 01:53:32 PM  
I like Christmas cards (if the address is hand written and not on a mailing label). I hate the stupid farking family newsletters. It is the dumbest stuff, "Well little Timmy is starting to notice his surroundings" which means Timmy has discovered how much fun matches are.
 
2004-12-20 01:54:45 PM  
I e-mail to show I care. You guys get yours?
 
2004-12-20 01:54:45 PM  
wait... i don't get it:

"The U.S. Postal Service says Monday is likely to be the busiest day of the year in the nation's post offices.....
...The busiest day of the year for mail delivery will be Wednesday.
"

so, do they loose the mail today or wednesday?
 
2004-12-20 01:55:32 PM  
Thank GAWD I received my Jenny McArther Playboy issue on Saturday!!!

//Woot
 
2004-12-20 01:55:43 PM  
What I don't like is certified mail, I think. The mail that you get a postcard back when your letter arrives at it's destination.

So why do we have to pay the USPS twice for DOING THEIR FARKING JOB?!?
 
2004-12-20 01:56:03 PM  
Oddly, I recieved more mail than usual today also.

/probably missing some
 
2004-12-20 01:56:25 PM  
For 37 cents a person will come to my house and take a letter anywhere in the country that I want. Seems like a good deal to me.
 
2004-12-20 01:56:36 PM  
lxicon:

Mon - busiest in the office - people dropping off mail

Wed - busiest in the field - mail actually being (mis)delivered
 
2004-12-20 01:56:41 PM  
'And for the extreme last minute mailer, Express Mail will be delivered on Christmas Day.' If they don't lose or damage your package.
 
2004-12-20 01:56:45 PM  
You know I hate when people biatch about the USPS. They will pick up a letter at your house, drive/fly it across the country and deliver it so someone elses door, usually in a reasonable amount of time..FOR 37 FRIGGIN CENTS!!!
 
2004-12-20 01:56:49 PM  
Anyone know anything about the fastest/best ways to send packages to an APO in Iraq?

Mainly, is it even worth it to pay for any kind of expediting? I can only imagine the US Army's version of the Postal Service and how long it might take to complete that last mile.
 
2004-12-20 01:57:05 PM  
As far as I know, the USPS has never lost a piece of mail from/to me.
 
2004-12-20 01:58:03 PM  
don't ever antagonize the horn
 
2004-12-20 01:58:04 PM  
Guess I should have poked some airholes in the container I'm sending my sister's new puppy in.
 
2004-12-20 01:58:29 PM  
Cohesion Uhmmmm couldn't agree more


//damn 20 secs
 
2004-12-20 01:59:03 PM  
This doesn not inspire confidence. I will now cross my testicles for good postal luck.

/ouch
 
2004-12-20 01:59:31 PM  
skinink: "...I'll just give you the flaming bag of poo like I originally planned.

I hope I'm not on your Christmas card list!
 
2004-12-20 01:59:40 PM  
That's okay. In the past three months my mail service has 'lost' one shipment, one reshipment, and two refund checks. I've abandoned all hope of getting my 67 dollars back.

/don't order panties and bras from Alloy.com
 
2004-12-20 02:00:05 PM  
lxicon,

They don't loose it until they place it in your box. I'm not sure which day they lose it, though.
 
2004-12-20 02:00:36 PM  
about usually how much more is overnight shipping than standard 3-5 day shipping, lets say a package that is 9$ to ship standard would be what 50 overnight?
 
2004-12-20 02:01:22 PM  
Great! My commission check is supposed to arrive today...it's the biggest all year & I'm excited, as it will come in handy around xmas...HOPE IT DOESN'T GET LOST!
 
2004-12-20 02:01:32 PM  
is there anyway we can make this a flamewar, im teh bored today with the stories so far.
 
2004-12-20 02:03:39 PM  
Sock'emBop My Bishop: As far as I know, the USPS has never lost a piece of mail from/to me.

The key lies right there, my friend.
 
2004-12-20 02:03:57 PM  
The last time I moved I went to the post office to change my address and they handed me some cards to mail out to friends and family members to notify them of my change of address. Well, needless to say without thinking I told him that I didn't need them because I would just send out an email to everyone. I don't think he liked that to much!

/nuthin'
 
2004-12-20 02:04:00 PM  
Hel-loooooooooo, Newman!!!
 
2004-12-20 02:04:52 PM  
is there anyway we can make this a flamewar, im teh bored today with the stories so far.

The quality of the United States Postal service in in precipitous decline due to liberal efforts to sanction homosexual marriages. Only by returning to the strict Bible-centered morality of the founding fathers can we ensure prompt delivery of the post.
 
2004-12-20 02:05:04 PM  
Oh wonderful news! The day my Secret Santa person is supposed to get their gift!
 
2004-12-20 02:05:04 PM  
I was expecting a big christmas bonus - already paid the downpayment on the pool - and instead I get enrolled in the Jelly of the Month Club!
 
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