Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dear Post Office

Dear United States Postal Service, 
I have a love/hate relationship with you. If you haven't heard my sweetie is currently playing in the sandbox, thousands of miles from me. When he is able to get ahold of me and conveys to me that he needs basic necessities then guess what? He really needs them! Tough soldiers don't e-mail their girlfriends, fiances, wives and buddies asking them to send over toilet paper just so they can go TP some Iraqi's hut. He needs it for his personal duties. Also when I take the time to fill out the customs form and pay extra for insurance that means you tape, stick and apply these forms to the box. I'm not getting carpel tunnel for no reason. I write these things out so the box will actually get to him. 
Now I know you've delivered through everything (or at least claim to) including rain storms, earthquakes, famines, flooding and hello war! So my question is..why are you letting a little sandstorm/dust storm ruin your track record? You think you'd want to uphold this prestigious record during these current times as you raise your prices almost monthly now! With this being said, I would like to say shame on you! I am sorely disappointed in your duties. Come to think of it, your appearance as well! Where is the safari hat for the summer?
Next time (because there will be a next time), please remember to NOT leave my sweetie's boxes sitting out in the 110 degree heat, without a customs form attached, being unclaimed and unused. Finally getting it to him 3 weeks after it being "sent" with even the nutrition bars being half melted. Please and Thank you!

10 comments:

Kris said...

Oh no! What a nightmare! :o(

Sunshinemeg said...

Oh man. That is terrible. I have a friend who just got married and the day after the wedding his passport was supposed to be there. He bought insurance and was tracking it online. Somehow the post office lost it and he had to cancel his honeymoon. Hopefully you man likes melty food? HAha.

Brittany said...

I know the feeling... The first half of the deployment we had no trouble but after that it wasn't good they have lost 2 and a 3rd one took 8 weeks to get to him!

JP said...

Ugh, that sounds horrible. Hopefully it gets there soon!

rena said...

ugh, worst thing ever. sand should not be an issue. no matter what happens over here, things still operate. that being said, they also operate extremely sloooow. i hope he gets it soon!

Katie said...

so annoying! I hate the post office!

Christy said...

Just so you know, once it leaves New Jersey it's not longer in the USPS hands, it's in the US Military's hands and it's a whole new ball game. Oh and those pesky sand storms...my husband just came home after a 14 month deployment over there and they knock out their electricity...when he first got into Kuwait to get all their equipment loaded, they had NO electricity for 4 days. It's something behind what I can comprehend...the intinsity of those storms!

Oh and NEVER send anything that can melt during the summer months! First rule of deployments! LOL If it can melt, it will melt! hehe!!

TheTinyJEWELBox said...

Awwww..I'm so sorry that this happened to you. I'm sending you a hug ((((((((( JMO )))))))))

Abbie said...

Ugh that sucks! What is their deal?!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

this is pretty standard ship time in my experience... maybe I always get the short end of the USPS stick.