At first, I had no problems with the United States Postal Service with the forwarding and the delivery of my mail. As a matter of fact, the Post Office did a fantastic job. Indeed, for many, many, many years, I had always proclaimed that the United States Postal Service was the greatest in the world, that the U.S. Post Office was a fine-tuned, efficient organization with excellent service.
Then, things changed! Now, for the past several years or so, I have had an annual problem with getting correct delivery of my mail from the United States Post Service. I have tried over the years to alleviate problems with the delivery of my mail by several means, such as making change of addresses with the senders of my mail, making change of addresses with the Post Office in person and by electronic means that the USPS had suggested, not making any change of address but having others check my mail at my main residence, etc. Over the past few years, both my wife and I have spoken with USPS officials by telephone and in person.
Last year, I made no change of address, but it was such a hassle to keep informed on the mail being delivered to my primary residence that I tried the temporary change of address to my secondary address with the U.S. Post Office again this year. Well, guess what!!!
THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE HAS SCREWED UP AGAIN!!!
I JUST NOW (today) received an e-mail from my brother, Daryl, who has lived with my wife, Judy, and me in our primary residence since September 2009. Daryl informed me that the Post Office in Toledo, Ohio stopped forwarding my USPS mail from Toledo to my winter Mesa, Arizona home as of November 8 --- TWO WEEKS AGO!!! The Post Office was given a temporary change of address back at the end of October that was supposed to be good for 6 months. Not only did the Post Office stop forwarding my mail, but they stopped delivering it to my Toledo address, as well; Daryl wrote me in the e-mail that the Post Office now has all mail for Judy and me on hold.
Here is what Daryl wrote me:
"Mail Man Just informed me that for what ever reason the mail forwarding stop November 8th, and will have to be re-done again by you to forward what they have Now on hold - So They said you'll have to fill out on line or how ever you wish to do it but to do another mail forwarding request.So Far they have Mail on hold until you do the change again. Why This happens he's not sure."
I wish I had known about the problem two weeks ago. I have no idea why I had not been informed of any problems. Why was I not called? Why did the carrier in either of my two locations not check with my wife or me? Why does the Post Office think it has the power to hold my mail and not deliver it?? I am totally disgusted. Anger is not a strong enough word to express what I am feeling. At least I am lucky that I got the e-mail about this -- heck, I do not have internet access at my second house; all I have is internet access at the public library and at wi-fi hot spots. What am I to do if there is crucially important mail sitting at the Toledo Post Office???
Stroke, move over; heart attack, here I come!!!
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Why is the United States Postal Service so inept?Why is the United States Postal Service so incompetent?
Why is the misfeasance of the United States Postal Service allowed to continue?
I do believe that I have aptly entitled this Roland Hansen Commentary:
USPS. United States Postal Service. Going Postal with the Post Office Misfeasance.