Feren (feren) wrote,
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The USPS can blow me.

Or, to paraphrase the illustrious jwz, Wake me up when we're in the future and have a postal system that can differentiate BOLINGBROOK, IL 60490 from PEOTONE, IL 60468.

So here's the back story on that: the United States Postal Service somehow managed to misroute an envelope from Blotch that contained the original artwork from a commission. Said envelope had the address for my postal box in Bolingbrook clearly displayed but it never got to me. Luckily Blotch had put a delivery confirmation request on it. That delivery confirmation number, when run through the USPS website, faithfully shows the package departing on the 19th and being delivered on the 22nd. I was a bit vexed by this, because I checked my postal box on the 29th and there was no envelope waiting for me and no marker stick that it was waiting for me behind the counter, either. That's when I noticed that the delivery confirmation printout had one piece of information I had overlooked previously: that the delivery was made in Peotone.

There is no address similar to mine in Peotone, IL. In fact there's no road with the same name in Peotone at all!

Sadly it wasn't a Signature delivery confirmation, so all I know is that some mail carrier scanned the envelope and dropped it on somebody's stoop somewhere in a farm town 49 miles to the Southeast of me. I wish there was at least a name so I knew whose door I'd could try to go knocking on.

Because you don't treat me the right way
Tags: canblowme, commissions, government, gruntle
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