WTF, USPS?

Nov. 28th, 2011 01:34 pm
xraytheenforcer: (badass robin)
[personal profile] xraytheenforcer
I ordered a book that was, prior to my purchase, sitting in a warehouse on Long Island, New York. Since its dispatch, it has visited Jersey City, New Jersey; Capitol Heights, Maryland; and Greensboro, North Carolina. And it somehow thinks it will be delivered to me today. Bite me, you fraudulent bastards.

Date: 2011-11-28 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terraprime.livejournal.com
lol

Do NOT question the computer-generated routing system!

Date: 2011-11-28 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xraytheenforcer.livejournal.com
I for one welcome our new postal overlords.

Date: 2011-11-28 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] becala.livejournal.com
Once upon a time I got a series of emails from a vendor saying they had tried to deliver my package several times, and finally ended in them canceling my order. The email from them listed my current address, and I kept going to the door looking for notifications and finding nothing. After they canceled the order, i checked the UPS tracking info, and they were attempting to deliver to my exact address, in a town in Arizona. Huh?

Date: 2011-11-28 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xraytheenforcer.livejournal.com
hahaha holy crap, that's exactly what I'm afraid of. Like somehow it has the wrong label on it and some random jerk in North Carolina is going to be reading my book on birds.

Date: 2011-11-28 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] becala.livejournal.com
Probably a phone call to both the vendor and the delivery service would not hurt. Depending on how important the book is to you. :)

Date: 2011-11-28 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] after-nightfall.livejournal.com
Maybe they're inventing an exact solution for the traveling salesman problem? It's just that the time complexity doesn't look very polynomial...

Date: 2011-11-28 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angalin.livejournal.com
Maybe the book's gone bird-spotting in North Carolina on your behalf, and will take notes?

Date: 2011-11-29 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regina-of-york.livejournal.com
The postal workers of North Carolina need gainful employment, too, you know.


(Can you tell I'm trying really hard to avoid altercations with postal worker this holiday season, lol?)



Date: 2011-11-29 01:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-29 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackheart666.livejournal.com
It only took 4 days to get the models I ordered from England...

Well... 4 days once they got it to UPS... the back order took 2 months to fill...

Date: 2011-11-29 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carminalizarin.livejournal.com
I don't know how that would have happened unless someone made a mistake on the city or ZIP code. It is theoretically possible for a package to get halfway across the country in one day, though, since mail is often loaded on random passenger planes and then ferried around on trucks etc. I'm amazed I remember that from orientation. If you still don't have it yet, might want to contact the postmaster in Greensboro.

Date: 2011-11-29 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xraytheenforcer.livejournal.com
Right after you posted this, I checked the tracking and it's back in Jersey City. LOL.

Date: 2011-11-29 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carminalizarin.livejournal.com
Well, that sounds like a step in the right direction.
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