In Yet Another Savvy Campaign Move …

It is sooo depressing to be back in the San Francisco Bay Area (after glorious weekend spent on the Central Coast, visiting son)

Today, a manuscript which self mailed to New York last week — a manuscript she sent priority mail, with delivery confirmation (She would have sent “Express Mail” only she was trying to save money) — came back in the mail, marked “Attempted, Not Known.”

She paid $19.20 to mail this package.

She called the recipient to verify the address.  Yes, indeed, she had it right on the mailing envelope.

Self immediately trundled back to the post office to complain.

She got to speak to a supervisor.  He said, “It says on the envelope:  MOVED.  Did you see this?”

Self said:  “The recipient has not moved.  I just spoke with her an hour ago to check.”

“In this economy,” the supervisor said, “So many offices are closing.  No wonder the postal carriers are confused!”


“Really?” self said.  “Well, I want a refund.”

“We are not authorized to issue a refund,” quoth postal supervisor.

And why not?  In this economy, every dollar counts!

The supervisor offered to give her the number of the post office in Manhattan.  “No,” self said.  “Aren’t you the post office?  Do your job!”

Self just ended up shrugging her shoulders and walking out.

Then, she had a chance Read the rest of this entry »


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