"Stormin Mormon" wrote in message
I'm expecting a check from a company in Rhode
Island. I'm in NYS. They say it went out on
the 15th, and it's not here as of the 20th.
And, I've had other moments where the mail
just seems to take too long. Is the PO slowing
down? I know we joke about it being the US
Snail, but they were doing OK for a while.
.I lived in a small town in Colorado. Banked in another small town 25 miles
away. Would send my pay checks USPS to them. They received them next day.
Nov 22, check still not arrived.
I'm going to inquire about direct
deposit, and avoid the PO altogether.
Orders arrive by email, invoice by fax,
and payment by direct. No snail in that
equation. And that will cause the price
of stamps to go up again.
St. Mormon, allow to express my confusion. Other's may or may not feel the
At one point in this thread, you said: "I asked a question, I didn't
blame the PO."
Here's how it looks from where we're sitting...
Your subject line didn't include a question mark, so it kind of reads like
"OT -- slow post office" portrays a very different meaning than "OT -- slow
post office?" The former could be considered blame at first read, the
latter is obviously a question.
Now, in your OP you really did ask a question: "Is the the PO slowing
down?" No direct indication of blame there.
However, in this latest post you said "... avoid the PO altogether" and "No
snail in that equation." That sure sounds like blame. Have you determined
that the PO is actually the problem or are you just performing an
experiment by "avoiding the PO" altogether?
Keep in mind that by going to direct deposit you are eliminating more than
just the PO. You are eliminating the entire check production process and
going straight to a computer based transfer. You will certainly get it
quicker, but it wouldn't be fair to then say "The PO was at fault" since
more than just the PO is avoided when using direct deposit.
Not that _you_ would actually blame the PO when it all sped up after
switching to direct deposit, I'm just saying that it wouldn't be fair if
someone did. :-)
There's at least one that still can.
Bill Cosby is performing his first stand up performance in 3 decades on
Comedy Central tomorrow night. (11/23)
You can be pretty sure it will be a clean show, unless you consider
conphramadassle and ferkdingamaton to be vulgar.
Saw him live in performance during his prime. Very sad based humor, which
humor often is. Especially his description of unnamed [but everyone knew
it was Robert Culp's] descent into drug abuse. People laughed but the sad
imagery still is in my head.
Can't view through dial up, anyway to get a copy for offline viewing?
PS: met Victor Borge after his performance years ago in Cupertino, CA. He
was as nice and affable as he was on stage. We talked with him almost 45
minutes, [with his manager having sweat run down his face and stepping
from foot to foot in the background doing a perfect R2D2 impersonation] He
invited us to continue our conversation by going to dinner [I'm not
certain, but at this point I think his manager went apoplectic]. Sadly,
this area was a 'technology employee' town and nothing was really open
worthwhile to go to for miles, so we had to decline.
I know someone who once did that (watch youtube video over dial-up).
Pause it and wait until the buffer fills.
> anyway to get a copy for offline viewing?
There are various extensions for Firefox that add the ability to
download youtube videos.
18 days until The winter celebration (Wednesday December 25, 2013 12:00
AM for 1 day).
I mailed a large parcel post package from New York to my father in
Oklahoma. Arrived in three days. The same day, he got a first-class
letter postmarked in his own ZIP code ten days earlier.
The reason our stamps are 45 cents is because the first class mail pays
for the advertisements you throw away. Stamps go up, more people go to
e-mail, stamp revenues go down. To preserve the service to advertisers,
price per stamp has to go up.
Typical management screw-up.
Back when I started my part time consulting 20 years ago, I spent about
$30/month for postage. Today, 45 cents a month as one client requires
All the stuff I do now goes out in email.
Back when I worked in industry we called it the buggy whip syndrome.
You can read about it at several site.
Basically an industry that becomes antiquated with progress.
Don't expect government agencies to have any horse sense.
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