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Old 02-22-2021, 10:26 AM   #1
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I don't know about you guys but my whole life I've heard that no matter rain nor sleet nor snow the mail gets delivered. Well I guess that's a lie. The MFer's aint delivered chit in 8 days.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:32 AM   #2
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They delivered to me Saturday and Sunday. Seems like every day I get bills. The last 2 days all I received was a hunting catalog Saturday and junk flyer Sunday. I’ll take more of the snow if it keeps bills away!
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:33 AM   #3
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Saturday our mail box was packed because they didn't deliver all week.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:35 AM   #4
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Yep
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:39 AM   #5
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Bring back the pony express.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:43 AM   #6
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Lol, I don't know of a single critical document I get through the mail. I also don't use them for shipping anything of value.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:44 AM   #7
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Same here, nothing for over a week now!
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:46 AM   #8
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I’ve always heard the opposite about usps.


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Old 02-22-2021, 10:47 AM   #9
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If they were a private business, they would be out of business. They stink.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:50 AM   #10
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I'd be a very wealthy man if I received every check I was told "was in the mail"
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:52 AM   #11
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I think the term came from when horses were used. Oh and people actually did the job they were paid to do.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:53 AM   #12
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They delivered to me Saturday and Sunday.



Same....Tuesday through Friday was a no go here. But hell I don't blame them. Those ragged out jeeps probably aren't real good in the ice we had. Add in people parking in the street and the liability possibility is probably not worth it.
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:55 AM   #13
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I’ve been trying to ship a package to another TBH’er all last week. The post office was closed. Finally able to send it today.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:02 AM   #14
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Someone at the post office posted on FB for the city that they didn’t get any mail in for a few days. When they did get one in, it was mostly packages and they delivered them.

Been waiting on a package shipped from Amazon thru UPS that has said out for delivery since the 12th.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:04 AM   #15
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I dont know about everyone else, but besides things that i order, nothing comes in the mail that i actually want....lol
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:07 AM   #16
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It was a long time ago, but no less useful for me. The experience is suitable
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:09 AM   #17
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I bought an APR from a member here that was shipped to my FFL via USPS on 2/12. Tracking info hasn't updated since 2/17, starting to get worried.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:11 AM   #18
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Same....Tuesday through Friday was a no go here. But hell I don't blame them. Those ragged out jeeps probably aren't real good in the ice we had. Add in people parking in the street and the liability possibility is probably not worth it.
The lady that delivers ours won't get out of her vehicle to walk 10ft in good weather. We live on a cauldesac and if 1 car is parked out there, she won't deliver.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:23 AM   #19
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My fiancé is a Rural carrier , She drives/supply's and Maintains her own vehicle . Its not 4x4 so she cant deliver when the roads are covered in Ice an Snow during a Blizzard an she is Not gonna wreck her truck trying to do her Rout on roads That are Not Plowed or Maintained. That being said , No mail trucks / Big Rigs have brought any Mail for the carriers to Deliver since last Monday so she cant deliver what they don't have . But I do Agree that the USPS is Not Managed like it should be !
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:25 AM   #20
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LMAO....I thought no one actually went to the mailbox anymore.....we don't get anything in our mail box except sales flyers and miscellaneous non-sense. All utility bills and anything important is auto debited directly with the various companies. But oddly enough our guy is pretty dang cool. Super friendly and been around most days.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:28 AM   #21
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LMAO....I thought no one actually went to the mailbox anymore.....we don't get anything in our mail box except sales flyers and miscellaneous non-sense. All utility bills and anything important is auto debited directly with the various companies. But oddly enough our guy is pretty dang cool. Super friendly and been around most days.
This ^ ...LOL I Check my box about once every 2 weeks .
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:32 AM   #22
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I check mine when the lady puts a note on my door saying please empty your mail box.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:35 AM   #23
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I heard they will call you on zoom and read your mail to you.

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Old 02-22-2021, 11:37 AM   #24
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You can tell their quasi government status by how inept they are. If you 100% need something delivered you will always go with UPS, FedEX, etc.

Anything that the feds touch will be inefficient & a pain in the arse.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:40 AM   #25
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If there was a way to opt out of the mail I'd do it in a second. Its just a bunch of junk anyway.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:44 AM   #26
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LMAO....I thought no one actually went to the mailbox anymore.....we don't get anything in our mail box except sales flyers and miscellaneous non-sense. All utility bills and anything important is auto debited directly with the various companies. But oddly enough our guy is pretty dang cool. Super friendly and been around most days.
I actually sit down with my CHECKBOOK and pay bills every Sunday morning. I need my mail delivered.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:49 AM   #27
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The lady that delivers ours won't get out of her vehicle to walk 10ft in good weather. We live on a cauldesac and if 1 car is parked out there, she won't deliver.



Yup and they stuff any small package they can in it if it means they don't have to get out. The wife got several soft sided textbooks sent to her for teaching remotely and they bent the living crap out of it. Wife is OCD about her teaching materials. Needless to say the little strawberry blonde was out on the front porch waiting for them the next day after the last one to give them the what for. Now all soft packages with something that looks like a book are walked to the door. Everything else is crammed in the box if it will fit.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:08 PM   #28
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I live in the city and these cats took the full week off. We saw them Saturday before the storm and they didn't show back up until Saturday. I had a package going to another TBHer scheduled for pickup each day of the week and they finally grabbed it on Saturday.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:22 PM   #29
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I don't know about you guys but my whole life I've heard that no matter rain nor sleet nor snow the mail gets delivered. Well I guess that's a lie. The MFer's aint delivered chit in 8 days.
I made the same remark to my wife a couple days ago. It sounded good though........
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:20 PM   #30
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I don't know about you guys but my whole life I've heard that no matter rain nor sleet nor snow the mail gets delivered. Well I guess that's a lie. The MFer's aint delivered chit in 8 days.
Dam right! They're terrible. Somebody spills coffee at our local post office you can forget mail for a week. Blows my mind.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:27 PM   #31
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Everything is jacked up right now, not just the mail.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:29 PM   #32
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I think most of the trouble was with getting the mail to the city of delivery not the local delivery. You got to remember several of the highways in Texas were not drivable.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:45 PM   #33
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The hag that delivers my mail won't hand it to me when I'm standing next to the box, saying she has to put it in the box. Well, a couple of days ago, she drives past the box to where I was standing by my truck to hand me the mail, which included two boxes that she'd have to hand deliver to the door. Go figure.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:47 PM   #34
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The hag that delivers my mail won't hand it to me when I'm standing next to the box, saying she has to put it in the box. Well, a couple of days ago, she drives past the box to where I was standing by my truck to hand me the mail, which included two boxes that she'd have to hand deliver to the door. Go figure.
these people are real tools ...
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:49 PM   #35
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The USPS is a microcosm of our country. They just half ***** everything. Better than Fed Ex and UPS though. They are proud if they just get close.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:16 PM   #36
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The USPS is a microcosm of our country. They just half ***** everything. Better than Fed Ex and UPS though. They are proud if they just get close.

First time I’ve ever seen anybody say the USPS is better than anybody .
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:17 PM   #37
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In case you haven't noticed, everything the government has taken over from the private sector is much more inefficient. Mail delivery is no different. I haven't seen a mail man in over a week at our place. I tried to go to the local post office to mail some ebay crap and it was closed on Friday with a sign on the door saying that the electricity was out. Good thing those lights were on so I could read that sign. There is another post office fairly close by with one of those walk-up kiosks to mail your packages. I went there and even though it had power, the thing was out of order. USPS is no bueno!
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:19 PM   #38
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I’m still getting the previous home owners mail a year later even after she’s put in a change of address. “Fight for $15.00” ! Gimme a break.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:56 PM   #39
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First time I’ve ever seen anybody say the USPS is better than anybody .
In my neck of the woods they are better than Fed Ex and UPS. (But that isn’t a very high standard).
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:04 PM   #40
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Don't get me started. The USPS has fouled up so many deliveries from Amazon. If it has any size at all, they don't deliver and my bet is they don't even attempt it. I get a text from Amazon stating that attempted delivery and I needed to contact the carrier. They make me go to the post office. And when I do, they say it isn't there. Finally had one lady try to find my package and guess what, she found it. Plus they are generally just mean and foul about it. I am sure there are some folks that actually care and are trying to get the packages to folks, but mine is not one of those.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:20 PM   #41
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I ordered some arrow shafts that were shipped from Utah on 2/4. On 2/8 they show to have been in the Metro NY dist. center for some completely unexplainable reason. Left there on 2/9. No further tracking except a message on 2/13 saying your package is "in transit" and "will arrive late." Ya think? Our mail carrier missed a few days of delivery during the snow. That I can understand. Sending my package on a tour of the entire US, I can't.

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Old 02-22-2021, 09:55 PM   #42
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It took the long way home
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:16 PM   #43
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I have a UPS package that was shipped on February 11 and was supposed to be delivered on the 15th and it had not changed status since then. It just says “In Transit” with no estimated arrival date or anything. I know we’ve had bad weather but an update would be nice.


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Old 02-22-2021, 10:37 PM   #44
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LMAO....I thought no one actually went to the mailbox anymore.....we don't get anything in our mail box except sales flyers and miscellaneous non-sense. All utility bills and anything important is auto debited directly with the various companies. But oddly enough our guy is pretty dang cool. Super friendly and been around most days.
This. My toddler likes to go check the mail box a couple times a week and then toss 99% of what comes in into the recycling or trash. Last week I didn’t expect them to be out but in general usps is a joke, I use them as little as possible
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:04 PM   #45
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Today (2/22/21) our friends in Oklahoma received the Christmas card we sent 12/15/20.
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Old 02-23-2021, 02:02 AM   #46
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We are blessed with our mail service. The lady at home is awesome, she’ll drive in and come up to the house if we have a package that won’t easily fit in the mailbox. Her daughter took her engagement photos here at the farm, just great people

The guy at the office showed up Thursday and knocked on the door to see if I had a pickup ready. I was kind of surprised to see him, and had to laugh when he said “if I were y’all, I would wait a few days before shipping. Otherwise who knows where y’all’s stuff will end up” so I took his advice and waited til today...he might have cussed me a little when he saw the cart loaded to the max

Now the fill-ins who cover their route on their days off? Yeah, those folks are literally worthless
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Old 02-23-2021, 05:23 AM   #47
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I agree some mail carriers can be lazy ! Just like any company has their select few screw up employees! But on their defense the USPS cant deliver items aka packages, mail etc if they don’t receive it theirselves. Here in the DFW area many businesses were shut down . Amazin , fedex , ups due to weather . Many had no electricity due to outages . Electricity is key factor to running conveyor belts and providing light to see to case the mail. Next is fuel many gas stations were closed and if not out of fuel . Fuel thats needed to run their mail trucks . With fed ex Amazon and ups closed as well due to the same problems . Its hard for them to deliver anything or much at all if they don’t receive it. Airlines shut down or severe delays due to the weather as well. Trains delayed or shut down due to weather as well. They all take fuel as well which was scarce . But i get how many can be ****** . I agree like any company theirs bad apples lazy employees. But also you have to sit back and look at the bigger picture why mail didnt run in this one week
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Old 02-23-2021, 05:35 AM   #48
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I don't know about you guys but my whole life I've heard that no matter rain nor sleet nor snow the mail gets delivered. Well I guess that's a lie. The MFer's aint delivered chit in 8 days.
i sat and had the same thinking going on, back when i was a young'un, that was there motto, nether rain, sleet or snow, the mail will thru.. did not happen in my area.....
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:07 AM   #49
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Some post offices have had their electricity curtailed so that the power could go to the residential areas.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:14 AM   #50
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I had a a set of Talley rings that Amazon said was lost in the mail. Last seen in DFW on the 13th... I assumed they were scattered along the interstate in the pile up.
They refunded me my $100 and I got the rings yesterday lol.


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