Monday, July 27, 2009

Gotta Love Those Federally Funded Organizations...

Like the USPS for example. Twice in the past month I have used there automated shipping machine, since the line to actually speak to a human was out the door. This machine is supposed to weigh your package, charge you accordingly for shipping based on your preferences, and print out stamps to facilitate the transportation of said packages from one location to another.

Well... this is the second time THIS has happened!
If you are unable to tell what that is, it's a USPS box full o' returned trade packages. The same trade packages that I spent all day Friday putting together. If this were the first time this had happened, I might not be so pissed, but alas it is not.

Each time my packages have been returned for insufficient postage. Each time according to them my postage was $0.34 short per package. Each time I used the USPS machine IN THE FREAKIN' POST OFFICE!

Needless to say, if you are waiting to receive cards from me in trade (which is quite a few of you), they won't be there for at least a few days. I work from the wee hours in the morning until just after the post office closes this week, so they may not go out until Friday. I apologize for the Postal Service's incompetence.

Guess you could say I'm "going postal" on the postal service.


  1. Thus, the reason I went to Target and bought my own mail scale/balance. Who knows how frequently they calibrate their crap.

    On a side note, and I'm not a 100% sure about this nor am I going to take the time to research this claim, but doesn't the USPS have a policy with thickness of packages? I've had items with the correct amount of postage returned to sender because the mailer wasn't thick enough.

  2. I used to have the same thing happen - I was mailing them as envelopes instead of packages, and they would always get kicked back to me. Bastards.

    Speaking of bastards, I've tried to post this four times now and my computer is being a real C-word.