Thursday, February 10, 2005


If you couldn't have guessed, this is going to be rant about the USPS. I'll try to keep it objective by only presenting the facts.

  1. We moved into our house at the end of May, 2004. We still get *lots* of mail addressed to the people who used to live here. Not the fault of the USPS, just the fault of the people who used to live here. This is clearly evidenced by the fact that we got a package from the GAP, which was delivered by UPS. Oh yeah, there was also the time Arhaus Furniture came by to pick something up. This happened in the fall, a good half year after they moved.
  2. We often get mail addressed to 3045 Worthington, Shaker Heights, OH, 44109. Right house number, street starts with the same letter, but wrong city, wrong ZIP, and most importantly, wrong house. This has happened at least twice, maybe three times. Doesn't this kind of mistake require a screwup at at least two post offices?
  3. Last week we got a letter addressed to 3045 W. Walnut, Chicago, IL 66012. I'm beginning to wonder if we get all mail addressed to 3045 W.....something.
  4. Today I recieved a ballot to vote for candidates for the UPA. I thought it was kind of odd since I thought they had already announced who won. I was also amused at how I was supposed to return it by Jan 1, 2005. Dated Oct 8, 2004. Postmarked Oct 13, 2004. Only took about 5 months. Brings a whole new meaning to first class.
  5. My housemate Greg had a subscription to Maxim. A few issues seemed to have disappeared?

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