Friday, November 19, 2010

Post Office WTF's:

So, I bought an extended battery for my phone and it came registered mail from Hong Kong. Save the Buy American shit, I looked forever and couldn't find an American company that made any. Anyways, because it came registered mail, I had to go to the Post Office and pick it up.

Try 1: I go in with my slip. My driver's license address doesn't match the mailing address. Without being told what to do to get my package, I am dismissed as the clerk waves me away with her hand and calls the next customer up.

Try 2: I immediately get back in line and show my military ID with my driver's license. It works with cops, it'll work here, right? At the very least, the lady will tell me what to do to get my fucking box. The clerk sees me at the front of the line again and rolls her eyes, and when I come up and show her my military ID, she tells me I'm acting like this is my first time picking up registered mail. Well, yes, it is. What the fuck do I need to get my box? I need an ID that has the mailing address that matches the mailing address of the package. Ok, so I have to go to the Secretary of State and come back the next day.

Try 3: I go in again, in uniform, this time with my driver's license address matching my current address. It's a new clerk. I figure, one federal employee to another, no problems, right? Wrong, I need TWO pieces of ID that match the mailing address, like the utility bill or a mortgage payment. Jesus fuck. Ok.

Try 4: I come back in with my water bill, and my driver's license. Again, a different clerk who takes the pick-up slip and hands me my box without ever asking to see any proof of ID. Holy dogshit.

Now I see why these fucks are $8.5 billion in the hole. I know I won't be mailing anything through these retards anytime soon. I'd rather pay $3 to drop my envelopes in a FedEx box than give my money to such an incompetent group of rude assholes.


  1. Agreed. I'm in the Army and work for another Federal Law Enforcement agency. We can waste money with the best of them, and sometimes it seems as though we go out of our way to hire the most useless fucks our society has to offer!

  2. I wouldn't necessarily count on FedEx being better than the snail mail bozos. My son ordered something last year that was sent via FedEx . . . what would have been a 3-4 day delivery with UPS took 2.5 weeks! Part of the way through shipment, FedEx handed the package off to the post office rather than deliver it themselves - and we're even in a community that gets daily FedEx truck deliveries.

  3. I've had beers on my porch with the FedEx guy; he's delivered a ton of shit to me over the past few years.

  4. Ah, Joe, you make me laugh! Sorry about the USPS ri-TARDS, however.