February 25th, 2015

amy grech, sangria, summer

The U.S. Postal Service is Full of Suck

Allow me to illustrate: Last summer the post office around the corner from me ran out of stamps. How is that even possible?!?!?! I had to trudge a mile away in the sweltering heat...

At least once a week, my mail isn't delivered until after 6:00 pm; unacceptable for a freelancer like me who gets checks from clients in the mail.

I recently sent a magazine I sold via eBay in a regular 9" X 12" envelope. The buyer complained that it arrived in horrible shape, resulting in neutral feedback, which isn't as desirable as positive feedback.

A client's 1099 arrived 2 weeks after they sent it; I wound up asking them to send it digitally as a PDF. Sigh.

And the U.S. Postal Service wonders why it is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy...