No problems here in North Jersey (07410). If indeed mail does not get
delivered although it is properly sent, it should (I think) be a case for
the USPS police ...
It's not as if Saratoga is somewhere in the wild west ...
To my chagrin (right word?), my wife tipped our postal carrier $20 for
Christmas, :O ! I explained that I thought $10 would have been
"plenty" (yeah, I'm my dad's son...). It's hard, and surely not worth
it, to control all of the "leaks"--especially after just buying a few
new router bits. Our service is good and our mail arrives neatly
wrapped up in our junk circulars, rather than just stuffed in the box.
You might try that to see if it changes anything--besides the obvious of
I have trouble tipping someone who's already well paid for the job they
do. I've never tipped our carrier but still get great service and she's
I used to tip paperboys when they were still boys but I haven;t seen one
of those in years. Our paper currently gets delivered by car with the
radio going strong at 3AM :-).
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
Personally I would prefer that the mail not be wrapped in the junk
circulars. I have to go through all that crap to make sure that nothing
important has been missed.
Hell, I'd prefer that the junk circulars go in a separate mailbox with
no bottom and a trashcan under.
I couldn't get the Postal Inspectors to investigate... they didn't even
Considering that the mail all has the same exact addressing and comes from
myriad sources (banks, financial, insurance, periodicals, fraternal
organizations, schools, local govt and the usual junk) it's a mystery why I
get mail every day but huge volumes of it never make it or come weeks or
months late. The problem is upstream of the carrier and the local PO...
it's at the sorting center(s). The latest "excuse" was the address isn't in
the national 911 database. Funny... the 911 emergency services found it
immediately and described the location exactly. To paraphrase somebody,
"It's the PO stupid!" ...not directed at anyone but the system!
Apparently.... that's one reason to dial 1911, as in 1911A1. There are 7
responders at that number. ;~)
The PO says that the National 911 data base is the reference for "real"
addresses.... if it's not there it doesn't exist. Guess I should be lucky
they don't think I'm dead!
There are photos of my house in a book by the city historian with a caption
citing it's location at exactly the same address that the PO says doesn't
exist though the PO has been delivering mail here for many decades. Endless
BS with no resolution....
You are right, it isn't right. No accountability in the postal system.
I'm dealing with a Congressman.... PO gives them a song and dance and assure
them it's all OK and when it fails again I go through the hoops again. This
time should be the last hoop with the locals as it's supposed to be
escalated this time.
It's not a carrier problem.... they consolidated sorting centers and things
went bad at that point. I've filed formal complaints repeatedly over time
and have encouraged others to do so... trying to get others to file a formal
complaint is like pulling teeth. The same pattern occurs every time. They
talk to the carrier. We've told the carrier that we know it's not him (3
different regular ones involved over the years) but management is in denial
that there is a systemic problem.
Yup, national defense was supposed to be the primary function and then Ben
got the PO thing going. ;~)
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