Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

The Wayward Package Returns

Some of you will recall the saga of the Wayward SMOFCon Shipment that took nearly two weeks instead of two days to travel from the Bay Area to Austin. This afternoon I received an e-mail from a co-worker at my office in San Mateo advising me that the box finally made it back home yesterday, January 4. From the day I mailed it on December 1 until the day it arrived back in San Mateo on January 4, the only time it stood idle outside of the USPS was between its arrival in Austin December 12 and its redeposit in the mail on December 14. I'm sure glad there was nothing vital in it.

Mind you, I am partially to blame for not having insisted that Priority Mail labels be placed prominently on the package, so it got stuck in the ordinary parcel post system during the worst time of the year, but I'm still a bit miffed over spending the money for nothing.
Tags: mail, smofcon
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