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    My battle with the USPS continues! (Fuck those rotten bastards!)

    As some of you know, I'm disabled (as in I subsist on disability payments from the government). Earlier this month (the 10th), I received a Disability Update Report that I had to fill out and send back within 30 days. It took me a little while to get all of the info they needed, due to my doctor being temporarily unavailable. Sent it back on the 24th. All good. I thought.


    Today I called to make sure they had received it. Not only has the fucking postal service (some of you are also aware of my ongoing issues with the USPS) not delivered it, but the SSA actually sent me the report form on May 24. That's right. The postal service managed to misplace it for two and a half fucking weeks. So, thanks to the USPS, I might face losing my disability and medical benefits. And that's not all!


    As if completely fucking me twice in the space of a month wasn't enough, the USPS has also not delivered to me the replacement food stamp card I requested a week ago. I have confirmed that it was mailed out on the 23rd and that the absolute max mailing time is 7 days. Today was day 7. If it is not here by tomorrow, I have to call and report it as lost and request another replacement, but I won't be able to activate that until after the date my benefits post to my account. Which means I won't get them until next month.


    So, TLDR version: The USPS may have completely fucked me out of medical benefits, food benefits, and living wages all in the space of a few hours (well, a month, but I literally found out about all of this in an hour). Fuck my life. I'm scared out of my fucking mind. I have no idea what to do.


    Thanks for letting me vent.
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    all last week my USPS delivers to the house included mail for my cul de sac. 4 of the houses.

    a few years back i didn't get mail for a week and found out the carrier had been arrested for dumping what he didn't deliver into the dumpster behind the local hardware store. no mail was recovered from his plea for leniency

    i miss the first post man we had when i moved here. he was the first person to welcome us to our home. and when he retired the church down the road had a retirement party for him. 2000 people showed up.
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    I'd say I feel your pain jd, but that is an awful lot of pain.

    Our carriers routinely get the mail to the wrong houses and anything I have from foodstamps or the phone are always weeks late. It's the extent I compulsively check my foodstamps and phone every week or so on line to make sure nothing is waiting on me.
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    After a rousing game of "We're sorry, but we can't generate a duplicate document to replace the one that was lost!" with a SSA agent this evening, I was told that my benefits may be suspended for as long as 90 days while things are "worked out" (and potentially cancelled if they can't undo the post office's errors). So, I set up a GoFundMe. Don't anybody feel compelled to donate, but if you share it, I'd be much obliged. Link: https://www.gofundme.com/2c83nkk
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    I once lived in a neighborhood where we only got mail two or three days a week. Our postman regularly slept in his mail truck for most of the day. When I called to report this I was told that I wasn't allowed to report it and that they weren't allowed to note it. Several neighbors said they had been complaining for months.

    In a couple weeks our entire neighborhood received a "random, anonymous" survey from the Post Office. We got a new carrier within the month.



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    Our carrier frequently mis-delivers our neighbor's mail to us (and not just the next door neighbor's) so I can only assume he's doing the same with our mail, which is subsequently left out for him to pick up the next day, which delays our receipt of it. If he doesn't feel like picking up our outgoing mail, he won't...sometimes for three days running. Even when he's dropping mail off.

    Non-locally, I mailed my dad's Father's Day card the Wednesday before (from San Antonio), and it finally got delivered the Tuesday after (to Atlanta.) Six business days for a card. And since it was slightly over normal card weight, I'd paid extra postage.
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    wow, guess I'm lucky that my biggest problem with the mail is that I sometimes get someone else's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyjin View Post
    wow, guess I'm lucky that my biggest problem with the mail is that I sometimes get someone else's.
    You do realize that means that sometimes someone else probably also gets yours.


    Unless you mean a previous resident. I get Sheriff visits for the previous tenants, even though the sheriff knows those people moved years ago.
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    My mail was, believe it or not, even worse when I lived in south Colorado Springs. I ordered a copy of Everway from another Circvs poster (Bront, maybe?) and it didn't arrive until a year later. And not by postage. I got a knock on my apartment door one day, and there was a total stranger standing on my porch with a package addressed to me. He explained that he had just moved into the apartment complex and the first time he opened his mail box, he had found a key to the parcel locker. So he opened the parcel locker and found my package. That had been sent a year earlier. That's right. It had been sitting in the parcel locker for a full year because our USPS delivery man had put the key to the locker in the wrong mailbox. A mailbox that had, at the time, belonged to an unoccupied apartment.

    Oh, also, update: Food stamp card did not arrive today. Just placed an order for another replacement.
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    You need to stop using the mail service. Get them use carrier pigeons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    You need to stop using the mail service.
    This thought has occurred to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    You need to stop using the mail service. Get them use carrier pigeons.
    Homing pigeons are cool, but sending a raven is eminently more stylish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
    Homing pigeons are cool, but sending a raven is eminently more stylish.
    Fuckin ravens will steal all your shinnies. And then eat your eyes.

    Fuck ravens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Unless you mean a previous resident. I get Sheriff visits for the previous tenants, even though the sheriff knows those people moved years ago.
    ... yeah... for the previous tenants....

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