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"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
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I ordered a book 2 weeks ago and have been watching its tracking history. It usually only takes a few days a week at most but according to tracking its been all over the state (Florida). I got to thinking: I bet it would have a story to tell.
I'm not sure how many cookies it makes to be happy, but so far it's not 27.
I had something I bought off eBay on the 2nd of December. Tracking shows it floated about the USPS processing stations until it arrived in Wisconsin somewhere. It's been there since the 8th and every day I check... and it's still there. Lot's of other stuff took a long time but eventually arrived - but this is getting excessive considering the "estimated delivery date was the 7th!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I have found USPS deliveries to be uniformly very efficient, except for one package that was rerouted a bit. During the holiday rush, anything is possible, but remember that a lot of their sorting equipment had been removed and other things done that greatly hampered their efficiency.
Although a court ordered it to be reversed, that doesn't mean the current postmaster-general (a political appointee) was in any hurry to do so.
Actually, for all the apologies I've seen in my mail tracking (check out Informed Delivery if you don't already have it), they've been outstanding.
( My jaundiced opinion ) you are suffering from the joy of Louis.
( Package track; shipped, south side of Detroit
western Pennsylvania - sat there
north side of Detroit
Lansing - delivered. WTF
My worst package routing experience was just recently, when I ordered 32GB of RAM for my work laptop. It left a Dallas suburb to be delivered to me in a suburb of Cincinnati (935 miles, according to Google). It went to St Paul Minnesota, then to Boise, then to Reno, then Salt Lake City, from there on to Salem, Oregon, then to St Louis, then to Columbus OH (yay, only 100 miles away!), then to Philadelphia, back to Columbus, then to Lexington KY (presumably passing through Cincinnati on it's way!), up to Indianapolis and finally to Cincinnati (total per Google roughly 8100 miles). I guess since it was a small padded envelope, it must have gotten overlooked a few times at various depots along the way.
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