You snooze you lose
Wednesday September 14th 2022, 9:05 pm
Filed under: Life

The sender of the less-consequential package sent me a new tracking number in response to my heads-up. Richard thinks that means they never actually mailed the original, or they’re simply resending it. So my friend who loves getting fun colorful wool socks for her Aug. 2 birthday will finally have happy feet.

I went to USPS’s site to try again on my gerdan. I got this:

“Thanks, Alison. You will receive a confirmation email.

As outlined in the Terms & Conditions, the postal carrier has the final discretion to leave your package at this address.”

Wait–what? Okay, I can see why there might be circumstances they need to say that for, but given our mailman’s history of keeping the neighbors in touch with each other, that was funny. (I did NOT want Paul down the street’s property tax bill along with my own, thanks.)

Okay, try again. I signed up for all updates on its tracking number. It has now left southern California. In transit. Who knows, I might even get it this week!

Meantime, it turns out flu shots are hard to come by here at the moment and appointments are required but I found one CVS and only one locally that got us a slot for tonight, while all the others said not for at least a week. So if I sleep through tomorrow that’s why.

I put off getting that shot (or finding out that I couldn’t yet, as it turned out) because I didn’t want to miss the mailman ringing the doorbell for a signature for my package from Ukraine when he was originally expected to come.

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You should sign up for USPS “informed delivery”. It’s free, and they send a daily email with the contents of the day’s mail and packages. You’ll know right away if a sub has failed to deliver a package. They also give a list of packages expected soon – usually a day or two out.

Comment by Anne 09.14.22 @ 10:10 pm

Yay for getting the flu shot! And fingers remain crossed for packages being delivered.

Comment by ccr in MA 09.15.22 @ 7:31 am

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