Is it just me or has the US Postal Service been sub-par lately? I’ve had dozens of boxes take 30+ days to get to their destinations and yes, I know media mail can be bumped, but boxes mailed two days later to someone shouldn’t arrive 3 weeks before the first one. In 6 years of business, I’ve never seen it get this bad this frequently. My post office is denying that there is a problem. I’m going there on Saturday with a stack of their own tracking records to show them how often it takes two-three weeks to travel from my post office to the Jersey City distribution center less than 30 miles away.
Almost two months ago, I sent a box of the Ghost Brigades to John Scalzi for signing. He received, signed, and shipped them back via Parcel Post on March 14th. They arrived here today. The address label was typed, correct and intact. The postage was correct and the box looks like it has been stored on a shelf all this time. I wish this had tracking information on this one. I really want to know where it’s been.
Maybe all those letters to the Easter Bunny were gumming up the mail… maybe they just don’t like my business… or maybe they don’t like John Scalzi. The world will never know… but I should probably check with John, just in case.