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The USPS can blow me. - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
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

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silvertailwolf From: silvertailwolf Date: April 1st, 2007 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Agh! Lame!
I'd be furious! Man, I hope that makes it's way back to you.
Otherwise, I hope some heads will roll. Good luck.
kinkyturtle From: kinkyturtle Date: April 1st, 2007 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Hoo boy, that means you're SOL unless whoever lives there is nice enough to return it or try to contact you.
yakko From: yakko Date: April 1st, 2007 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
It's boggling. It takes a special talent to miss both the CITY and the ZIP CODE on the package.

Hopefully whoever got it took it back to the post office so it has some chance of getting delivered to you...
wolfbrotherjoe From: wolfbrotherjoe Date: April 1st, 2007 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
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