Thank you for your nice comments on our pictures. My family is pretty cute....I will keep them.
I have a post that I was hoping to get up today....but no such luck. I am shooting for Friday.
In the meantime, thought I would share a small story regarding the USPS. While I realize that there are millions of pieces of mail processed, and the vast majority get where they need to go...it is always the pieces that DON'T get where they need to go that garner attention.
G-man entered into the Ebay selling realm a few weeks ago. Some guy bought $10 (I think) of fishing stuff, and with shipping it was $16 (roughly). G-man sent the guy his stuff, got a tracking number, called it a day.
Until the guy didn't get his stuff. G-man tracked the package, and the only entry was when it was scanned at our local post office. After that, no idea what happened.
G-man called our P.O. They didn't have it....said to have the recipient call their local P.O. and see if there was a problem on their end (and not that this part should matter, but this guy lives in a small town in the deep south.....I can't imagine that the post office there is a high volume place). Nope, they don't have it. The next step was to place an e-mail inquiry. The eventual response was "sorry you had a bad experience, and here is the solution." Except, there was no solution enclosed. So he called. And they said to call Consumer Affairs.
Called Consumer Affairs....left 3 messages....on the 4th message said "either call me or I am going to call the National Consumer Affairs". Amazingly, they called. But they didn't know where the package was. They said to call the Regional office.
Called the Regional....and they said....well, we can look for it. But if the last scan was at the local P.O......you may want to call them and ask them if they have it.
So G-man refunded the guy his $16. So we are out $16, the items, and a bunch of time tracking this package.