Monday, April 9, 2018

USPS Delivery Frustrations!

Ever wonder why the rates have gone up so much on US Post Office delivery? Well, here is a clue! They add distance to the miles your item has to travel!

So, we have shopped high and low for a prom dress for my daughter. We found some very pretty ones and she looked great in all of them, but my Hannah is quite particular. She had a certain dress and designer in mind. We found the dress, but not in the color she wanted, so we had to order it for her. Not a big deal. We had it shipped from Ohio to Michigan, which are neighboring states. The store itself is a little over 200 miles away and would be about a 3 hr and 20 min drive. The dress was supposed to arrive today. It has to be signed for, so Hannah wanted me to be sure to be home so we wouldn't miss it. The USPS came and went today -- no dress. So I look up the tracking. 

So here is the route the USPS sent the package on:

On the left, is the actual route from the store to my home. On the right is the route the dress is taking! So instead of a direct route, the dress is going from Maple Heights,Ohio to Warrendale, Pennsylvania, to Atlanta, GA to Clarkston, MI. Total trip: 1,555 miles. Driving time is 23 hours, 33 minutes. 
How's that for efficiency!!! I don't know whether to laugh or to cry! Actually, I am scratching my head! Plus, its snowing out --- again! Did somebody forget to tell Michigan it is supposed to be spring?!!

Have a nice day. I feel better now that I have had my little rant!




11 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you! I don't understand it at all. Hopefully it made it there safe and sound!

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  2. Myślałam, że u nas kurier i poczta dostarczają przesyłki okrężną drogą i długo, ale jak widać u Was też to dobrze nie działa...
    Trzymam kciuki za szybkie otrzymanie przesyłki!
    Pozdrowienia!

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  3. I hope the dress will come soon.

    Every Post is working the same, strange way...

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  4. That is so odd! I hope you got it by now! Good luck :-)

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  5. Thanks for all of the comments! The dress arrived yesterday! It is beautiful, but will require some alterations!

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  6. Girl, I could tell you some stories! I feel your pain! I hope the dress arrives in time for the event.

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    1. Yes, the dress finally arrived and it is beautiful. More importantly, Hannah loves it!

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  7. Oh I feel your pain. Once I ordered something on Ebay where the seller was just across the state. It took 10 days to find its way to me. Strange considering packages from California make it to me in 2-4 days!

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    1. Sometimes I think our packages like to take the scenic route! Hahaha!

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  8. Yay, the dress reached you! Congratulations!

    Postal service and hijinx leave me stumped, too. Add weather twists like snow (OMG, SNOW!!!!) and you have a recipe for jaw-dropping antics.

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    1. I was beginning to worry that they might have lost the dress, but we were so happy when it finally arrived. We've had a couple of nice days now for weather, so I hope we don't get any more snow!!!!! Never can tell with Michigan though!

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