The US Postal Service

Updated Jan 10, 2009: I sent the same package Priority and it was there in two days. Oh well.

I usually don’t have problems with the USPS, I certainly like my local branch of it a lot, but this is turning into a bad joke:

Label/Receipt Number: 0305 0830 0004 5762 8913
Detailed Results:

Processed, January 06, 2009, 7:48 pm, RICHMOND, CA 94804
Processed, January 04, 2009, 12:47 am, OAKLAND, CA 94615
Missent, January 03, 2009, 7:19 am
Processed, January 02, 2009, 1:41 am, RICHMOND, CA 94804
Missent, December 30, 2008, 6:50 am
Processed, December 28, 2008, 11:21 pm, RICHMOND, CA 94804
Processed, December 25, 2008, 12:13 am, RICHMOND, CA 94804
Processed, December 24, 2008, 9:14 pm, RICHMOND, CA 94804
Missent, December 22, 2008, 7:21 am
Processed, December 19, 2008, 7:02 am, RICHMOND, CA 94804
Processed, December 15, 2008, 5:20 pm, GREENSBORO, NC 27495
Processed, December 12, 2008, 4:54 pm, BELL, CA 90201
Processed, December 10, 2008, 9:11 pm, LOS ANGELES, CA 90052
Acceptance, December 10, 2008, 3:30 pm, LOS ANGELES, CA 90031

However, I am impressed that they work on Christmas Eve and Day, but then sat on it for eight more days over New Year’s, and still seem to be “processing” it. Weird. And, I mean, it’s just going to Virginia. For the past three weeks. Oh well.

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One Response to The US Postal Service

  1. Amer says:

    Hi there. I came across your blog while Googling “USPS Missent”. I sent out an important package on Jan 7 via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation to a neighboring state and discovered that it was “missent” on Jan 8. That was the last of the updates on thus far (today is Jan 14). I am getting a little anxious, as Priority Mail usually takes 2-3 days (sometimes 4 at the latest) to get to its destination. May I ask if you used Priority Mail? Also, did the package return to you or did it eventually make it to the addressee on its own? Please shoot me a quick email if you have time at Thanks!

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