October 02, 2013

He May Deliver in Sleet, but Not to MY House

This is a little crazy.

On Monday, I went out to get the mail and I noticed when I flipped down the lid, there was a little tag that said, "No Boudicca".

I have this tag where the mailman can place notes. I don't know if all mailmen do this, but it's what ours does to remind him we're out of town or whatever.

So I picked up the tag and took it to the post office yesterday. I said to her, "Look, this is who I am, this was on my mailbox, I live there, this is my driver's license as proof."

She was puzzled. I continued, "I'm as lost as you are. I said to my husband, "Is there something you're not telling me?""

She paused and then grinned.

She stapled the tag to a note that said, "Why is Boudicca not having her mail delivered when she lives here? It is verified" and she wrote my address.

Today I went to my mailbox and there was a TON of mail for me. The best I can see, this has been going on for two weeks. This explains why my gf sent me something in the mail and I'd not gotten it.

When I sifted through it all, I found a credit card bill in my name that had evidently been delivered to someone else's mailbox and instead of putting the mail BACK in the box to be re-delivered, they'd written, "Not at this address" and drew an arrow pointing to the address on the envelope.

When the mail ended up with all the other mail, it was interpreted that I had moved.

And hence MY personal mail was stopped for two weeks.

The whole thing was so bizarre...

Posted by Boudicca at October 2, 2013 10:07 PM

hahahaha... that is funny. Ok, maybe not if you really needed something but I would love to be able to do that to my life occasionally... Just stop being bothered for 2 weeks. Yaa, not gonna happen. ;-)

Posted by: vwbug at October 3, 2013 04:57 AM

Red sent me an overnight package (guaranteed) via USPS.
On the second day I went to the post office to inquire.
Now, I need to explain that they were working on the street in front of my house. Not really an issue as the road was blocked off for less than a block, I live on the corner and the other street was open to traffic.
When the clerk brought my package, emblazoned on the front was the hand written note, 'could not deliver, road clossed'. Yes the note actually said 'clossed'.

Thank god these people are now in charge of our healthcare.

Posted by: K-nine at October 3, 2013 07:39 AM

I'm thinkin' that's one of the reasons why they need to get a boost in the price of stamps once again!! Gotta pay for those screw ups somehow!!

Posted by: Peggy K at October 3, 2013 06:46 PM

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Ring a bell..?


Posted by: P'Cola Titan at October 4, 2013 02:52 PM

The post office hates me. I'm surprised that hasn't happened here as yet. The last mail lady I had disliked me so much she wouldn't deliver any packages to my house if there was snow on the ground, even if the driveway was clear. Or if she did have to deliver a package, she'd come up to the porch, stand at the bottom of the four steps and throw the package at the front door. (for my neighbor - this same mail lady would bring every package to her door along with all her mail and ring the bell and wait to deliver it so I know she could have been polite enough if she wanted to be)

Now we have some part time people delivering mail and I'm constantly getting mail for neighbors. I put it back in the box and put the flag up. Annoying. Heaven knows if I get all my own mail. I'm guessing not. As much as people everywhere seem to malign UPS, they seem to be able to deliver packages to me without incident.

Posted by: Teresa at October 4, 2013 04:53 PM

My mailman hates Jack. I bought a bunch of antique 78s on eBay. When they came, I went out tower the mailman. Jack attacked him. The mailman threw my box of records at my dog!
Luckily, no one got bit and the records were packaged well enough none broke.

Mailman inspects my yard before delivering my mail every day now though...

Posted by: K-nine at October 4, 2013 06:55 PM