About three weeks ago, I received an email from Angie (Home Grown, in my blogroll) asking if I had received anything in the mail from her recently. I told her that I had not, and she said that she had sent cards for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day.
I suddenly realized what might have happened: In October, I closed the business Post Office box I had for 25 years, and asked that the mail be forwarded to my home.The clerk explained that only First-Class Mail would be forwarded, but that it would be sent for a period of six months. Until I heard from Angie, I assumed that I had received all the First Class mail from the P.O. box, even though I had only gotten 5-6 pieces since the first of November. I had sent change-of -address forms to everyone I knew (or could remember) had the P.O. Box address.
So, armed with the information from Angie, I went to the P.O. about 12 days ago. I was told that all first class mail had been forwarded, and they could prove it because "they have a system by which they can track it." I was shown a sheet of paper with about 14 yellow stickers; copies of the forwarding stickers that are put on your mail (with your new address). Supposedly that was the way they could tell I had gotten everything. But the woman I spoke to agreed to check into it as soon as the person who is responsible for "stuffing" the boxes came to work. That was two weeks ago. Guess what came in the mail today?
I received two cards from Angie, one from Poopie (Poop Happens, in my blogroll), one from a cousin and two invoices that were due in December. This is all First Class Mail! It should have been delivered no later than a week after they received it! Four of those letters were mailed to me in mid-December.
The Postmaster will hear from me, along with the local supervisor, and if I don't get a satisfactory response from either of them, the newspaper and the television news are next on my list! At least one of my readers is a former P.O. employee. Care to hazard a guess about this, Eddie (Chicken Fat, in my blogroll)?