Try Another Address
Posted by thedarwinexception on December 23, 2007
So do any of you work at the post office? Because I have a fucking stumper for you.
My mother lives in Temple Terrace Florida. She has lived in the same house for like 30 years. And she has had the same address all that time. Same zip code, same name, same street number.
I have been mailing packages to her for at least the last 25 years, since I have never actually lived in Tampa myself. I’ve always lived far enough away so that mailing packages was more sensible than bringing things to her.
So on Wednesday I mailed a package to her. Mailed it Priority mail, so that it would arrive by Monday, and insured the package for $200.00. Cost me almost $16.00 to mail this package. I had a tracking label, and kept going to the less than stellar “track and confirm” page on the Post Office web site to see where the package was at. Now, this isn’t UPS tracking – they don’t show you the progress of your package across the country, they basically just tell you “we got the package”, then a few days later the message changes to “it was delivered”.
But my package had a different message Friday night – it said “Processed at the Tampa facility at 6:25 pm”.
OK – good – should be delivered Saturday. Called my mother Saturday and said “Was the package delivered?” She says “no”. Huh?? Go to the post office tracking page and it says:
“Your item was undeliverable as addressed at 12:01 PM on December 22, 2007 in TAMPA, FL 33637. It is being returned if appropriate information is available.”
“Undeliverable as addressed”??? What the fuck does that mean?? How the fuck did I address it??
Now, luckily, I printed this label through the post office’s own “Click and ship” thing. So I go back to “click and ship” and see how it was addressed. Ok – that’s my mother’s name, that’s my mother’s address, that’s my mother’s zip code. I even took the damned address right out of my little “address book” on the click and ship website, because I MAIL PACKAGES TO HER ALL THE TIME, and they’ve always arrived before with no problems.
Now I am livid. Just livid. I mailed this thing fucking PRIORITY so it would get there by Christmas, and they are telling me it’s Un fucking deliverable???
I did call the 1-800-ASK-USPS number this morning, since they have “extended holiday hours” and pretty much all that happened with that was the lady asked me for the label number and all she said was “Gee, it says undeliverable”. Like “Oh, ok, lady, that’s brand new fucking information.” And then she gave me the phone number to my mother’s post office and said “call them tomorrow – they open at 8.”
Yes, yes, I will. And I am going to go postal all over THEM. If they think they have problems with their employees going fuck nuts on them, well, they haven’t seen anything yet. If these people think I am going to spend ANOTHER $16 fucking dollars to mail the package again to the same person at the same address, well, they just better be thinking the fuck again. Because SOMEBODY is going to fucking credit me with the money I spent the first time. I will guaran fucking tee you that.
And you wonder why I am so fucking stressed out. It’s shit like this, just fucking pisses me right off.
So what the fuck does “Undeliverable as addressed” mean when that’s the RIGHT FUCKING ADDRESS? Why did this happen? Will they try to fucking charge me again to mail the package to the same person at the same address? Because I’d like to see them try to justify that. I paid with my credit card – I’ll dispute the charge I swear to God I will.
I’m just so pissed right now.