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Post Office Frustration

On March 20th, I received an e-mail from Meritline.com that the pair of digital audio cables I had ordered from them were on their way to me in the mail.

On March 23rd, I came home to see the standard orange/pink-ish slip the post office leaves when they have a package that will not fit in the mailbox that they attempted to deliver (but would not just leave on the porch for whatever reason). I could take this slip to the post office to pick up the package.

On March 27th, I placed an order on Amazon for a new microphone, XLR cable, and windscreen.

On March 28th, Amazon e-mailed me to tell me that the XLR cable and windscreen had been shipped (the microphone would come separately).

On March 30th, I finally had a chance to go down to the post office with my slip to pick up the package with my digital audio cables. I went there directly after work without first stopping off at home. I handed the slip to the nice lady behind the counter, she gave me a box, and I went back out to the car. As I walked to the car, I remembered that the slip had said “oversize envelope” as a description. I was holding a box. I opened the box to find the windscreen and XLR cable. I walked back into the post office and explained to the lady that I was pretty sure I had another package there waiting for me. It was impossible for the slip that I had just brought in (received on March 23rd) to be for an item that had not yet even been ordered at the time (March 27th). The now-sassy lady dismissed me away saying I would have another slip if I had another package, and she walked away without checking for me.

There was another slip in my mailbox upon returning home, this one (obviously) being for the XLR cable and windscreen, which I had just picked up.

I really hope when I go back to the post office that there is a different person working there. I suppose as long as I have a slip with my name and address, they will just give me whatever package matches that name and address.

But seriously. Logic, people. C’mon.

3 Comments

  1. Sounds typical. It’s pretty common for post office workers to treat customers like that.

  2. Strange. They usually give me more packages than I was expecting. Then again, the Post Office is nice here. UPS on the other hand…

  3. Logic? from the post office? >.>

    Yeah, that doesn’t happen much there. I once waited in line after work for 30 minuets. There was 10 minuets left until their marked closing time when I got to the counter, and they literally just shut the metal shutter over the counter as I stepped up, had I been slower it would’ve hit my fingers.

    Postal employees don’t get paid much and recieve little appreciation, which tends to leave them bitter and not care enough to use logic. See also: the DMV, or any other government worker.

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