Comments on "Postal Predicament" - Faerye Net 2009-03-02T13:41:17+00:00 Hmmm... 2009-03-02T13:41:17+00:00 2009-03-02T13:41:17+00:00 <p>Or perhaps over time, statistically, you are more likely to encounter bad postal service? One of those things, like when I used to walk into a Circuit City and get good service, when everyone else complained about how terrible they were&hellip;and still, I consistently got good service whenever I went. I guess enough people had the &ldquo;bad service&rdquo; experience to make the company go under, though.</p> Jeannine Perhaps 2009-02-28T14:58:03+00:00 2009-02-28T14:58:03+00:00 <p>Perhaps there is a postal luck, just as there is a traffic luck (my dad gets a slow truck every time, on any continent; my mom gets green lights) and a computer luck (computers physically break when my friend Kug touches them; my computer&rsquo;s software stops glitching when Ryan walks within a certain radius.) Because I haven&rsquo;t had any notable nightmares with the Post Office, and generally I find chatty, affable employees who remember me from visit to visit and are very helpful.</p> <p>Sorry :P</p> Felicity The post office is evil 2009-02-25T11:14:18+00:00 2009-02-25T11:14:18+00:00 <p>Their rules are arbitrary and arbitrarily organized and enforced. You offered the evil one too much information (if someone asks you if you&rsquo;re a god, you say yes&hellip;in this case, when someone asks if you have anything blankety blank, you say no) <br /> But I have had so many bad encounters in various post offices around America, I literally can&rsquo;t step foot inside anymore. (Glenn now does the drop-offs &ndash; just machines and slots, no personal encounters &ndash; and the buying of stamps.) The more places that take electronic submission, the better. <br /> They deserve some private competition. No one could do a worse job. (Mailmen across the country have literally stolen things from my packages, not delivered my mail, lost my mail, lost checks that I had coming from employers, and generally messed up my writing and personal life as much as possible.)</p> Jeannine Re: close encounters with the wicked witch of the USPS 2009-02-24T23:14:51+00:00 2009-02-24T23:14:51+00:00 <p>I&rsquo;m very much inclined to do as you suggest in future. Part of the reason I&rsquo;d chosen to do my stamp errand yesterday is that I enjoy chatting with the other lady, who has learned my name and so forth in the most neighborly way. With the threat of this paperclip surcharge hanging over my head, I may just choose the more hermity course!</p> Felicity close encounters with the wicked witch of the USPS 2009-02-24T14:19:27+00:00 2009-02-24T14:19:27+00:00 <p>I think I would have politely walked away from the counter and gone somewhere else or posted from home. I think you had an amazing encounter with a wicked witch of the USPS who was on a severe power trip. Go somewhere else or only deal with personnel you know at that branch. It does make a difference&hellip;and no, all those other mss were NOT marked postage due.</p> Elaine Corwin