Of all the F'd up things I have to deal with....

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  1. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    The impossibility of reaching a local post office by phone is about at the top of the list.

    Don't want to offend any hardworking USPS employees here, but it is un-fucking believable, that even if you can find a phone number to a local post office, it directs you back to master USPS customer service, that is continuously experiencing higher than normal call volumes...... You know the drill.

    I finally got through to a person this morning and was told to call the local post office (where my daughter lives) to try to find the status of a couple of boxes mailed to her. I told the person I found it impossible to ever contact local PO. so she gave me a "guaranteed" number.

    After three rings, "This number has been disconnected."

    I hate this shit!
     
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    LSUDad Senior Member

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    An they want to handle our healthcare.

    Most times I find its better face to face.
     
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    shane0911 Veteran Member Staff Member

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    Yep, don't be a telephone tough guy. Get off your duff and drive down there and kick someone's trash can over. They will listen.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    After reading your post I realized that I have almost no dealings with the USPS. I pay all my bills online. I haven't mailed a check in years. I never even write checks. I still have the starter checks for my bank account I opened about 5 years ago. Almost all of the mail I get is junk mail. Almost never anything important. Recently I disputed a charge on my debit card. The bank gave me a provisional chargeback refund but later reversed it in the merchant's favor. The reason: Because I didn't respond to a letter the bank said they sent me requesting more information. I never got the letter. For all I know my mailman is Newman. My mailbox is on a post with two other mailboxes. One for my next door neighbor and one for the people across the street. They are always putting the mail in the wrong box. I regularly have to put mail for my neighbors in their box that was put in mine and I have to check their boxes to make sure none of my mail ended up in theirs. The other day there was a letter that looked like a bill. It was addressed to somebody who lives 7 or 8 miles away. The address numbers are not similar and the street names bear no resemblance. If I have to send somebody anything important I use FedEx or UPS.


    Telephone tough guys are old school and out of date. Now the real men are internet tough guys.
    ;)
     
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    LSUDad Senior Member

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    Hellllllooooooooooooooo Newman.
     
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  6. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Unfortunately, the drive was about 10 hours, I was trying to contact a post office in NYC.
     
  7. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Actually, I did not mail the shit, ex-boyfriend did.

    This vignette was only the top water molecule of a gigantic ice berg. Let's just say I went berserk in the opening stage of this nightmare when I heard the stuff had been shipped USPS and not FEDEX or UPS.
     
  8. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Of course, I pretty much stay berserk on a day to day basis.
     
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    shane0911 Veteran Member Staff Member

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    They have meds for that. Only trouble is once big pharma has their hooks in you they don't easily let go. That is precisely why I take almost no meds at all. I may be a slave to the beer market or a good bourbon now and then but none of those pills.
     
  10. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    People still use the Post Office? My 14 year old has never been inside of one.
     

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