Login Register

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 2   [ 32 posts ]   Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:01 pm 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33688
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
So, according to the tracking, my package arrived at a facility approximately 25 miles from my house back on December 3, at about 7am. It moved from that facility to another one in the same town and with an eerily similar name on December 6 at 12:17am. Three hours later, it departed that facility. Since that time, in other words, for 4 and a half days, the item has been 'in transit'. Now, I am not entirely sure what kind of transit takes 4 1/2 days to travel 25 miles, but I can say this with some pride...if such a mode of transit were to be discovered, it could only have been discovered by the US Postal Service, wonder of the world.

On the other hand, I'm told FedEx has been actively stealing firearms and ammo since the whole fake lockdown thing started back in the spring. So you get to pick your poison, I suppose.

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:10 pm 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:20 pm
Posts: 2410
Religion: Catholic
Eerily similar name?

That was 7 days ago. Am I missing something?

USPS has brought back the mule for Christmas season.

_________________
Everything in the universe has its being not only from God but also toward God.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:16 pm 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33688
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
A mule could easily cover 25 miles in a day and a half. Less time that that, if he walked fairly steadily. I reckon it would be less than ten hours of actual hoof time to cover it.

The eerily similar names as as follows. Facility #1 is "CITY NC Distribution center", while facility #2 is "CITY NC Network Distribution center". Are you missing something? I'm not sure. I am. The package.

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:50 pm 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:22 pm
Posts: 19722
gherkin wrote:
So, according to the tracking, my package arrived at a facility approximately 25 miles from my house back on December 3, at about 7am. It moved from that facility to another one in the same town and with an eerily similar name on December 6 at 12:17am. Three hours later, it departed that facility. Since that time, in other words, for 4 and a half days, the item has been 'in transit'. Now, I am not entirely sure what kind of transit takes 4 1/2 days to travel 25 miles, but I can say this with some pride...if such a mode of transit were to be discovered, it could only have been discovered by the US Postal Service, wonder of the world.

On the other hand, I'm told FedEx has been actively stealing firearms and ammo since the whole fake lockdown thing started back in the spring. So you get to pick your poison, I suppose.



Pogo stick?

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:30 pm 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33688
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
Seems a bit too lively.

Unless you mean they're making the mule ride one.

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:36 pm 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:22 pm
Posts: 19722
gherkin wrote:
Seems a bit too lively.

Unless you mean they're making the mule ride one.


Could be.

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:54 pm 
Offline
There Can Be Only One
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Posts: 13276
Location: Nuevo Mexico
Religion: Catholic
I am well satisfied with our local postal delivery folks .... and most in the post offices.

However, I note that, when ordering online and being notified that my order has been shipped, it has not been. Instead, upon research, I learn that a shipping label has been printed and no actual movement of the item has happened. It is still sitting in the merchant's place of business. My latest discovery is an item that sat with the merchant for six days after I was notified of shipping and before the item was delivered to the post office.

_________________
Where’er the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s music and laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
~Hilaire Belloc

Semper Fi!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:01 pm 
Offline
Adept
Adept
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:23 pm
Posts: 4625
Location: A Little West of New Orleans
Religion: Roman Catholic
Church Affiliations: Cursillo & KofC
gherkin wrote:
A mule could easily cover 25 miles in a day and a half. Less time that that, if he walked fairly steadily. I reckon it would be less than ten hours of actual hoof time to cover it.

The eerily similar names as as follows. Facility #1 is "CITY NC Distribution center", while facility #2 is "CITY NC Network Distribution center". Are you missing something? I'm not sure. I am. The package.

I have hiked steep mountain trails that were over 20 miles in a day...

_________________
Pope Francis is not the Marshall Monster, Marshall is the Marshall Monster.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:05 pm 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33688
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
Servant of Guadalupe wrote:
gherkin wrote:
A mule could easily cover 25 miles in a day and a half. Less time that that, if he walked fairly steadily. I reckon it would be less than ten hours of actual hoof time to cover it.

The eerily similar names as as follows. Facility #1 is "CITY NC Distribution center", while facility #2 is "CITY NC Network Distribution center". Are you missing something? I'm not sure. I am. The package.

I have hiked steep mountain trails that were over 20 miles in a day...

That seems like a truly bad idea. :fyi:

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:07 pm 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33688
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
Well, according to the tracking information, the pogo-jumping mule team must have arrived in my town, for the package was received in my local post office (they say) this morning, and sent out for delivery. I do hope they haven't simply hired another team of pogo-jumping mules, because it is a solid two miles from the post office to my house and at the apparent pace of such animals, it will still be quite awhile before they can possibly arrive here.

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:19 pm 
Offline
Jr. Wazzooship-Winning Moderator
Jr. Wazzooship-Winning Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:18 pm
Posts: 19371
Location: Just visiting this planet.
Religion: Finally Catholic!
Church Affiliations: Legion of Mary, SVdP
Good. I'd hate for us to be accused of playing post office in the forum. :shock:

_________________
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." --Douglas Adams

Image

Commit to the Image

formerly "ghall512"--Thanks for the idea, arkcatholic! :clap:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:33 pm 
Offline
Our Lady's Gladiator
Our Lady's Gladiator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:26 am
Posts: 104307
Location: Revelation 11:19-12:1
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus
enlighten me please... i never played

_________________
All Marian devotion begins with Christ,is centered on Christ,and ends with Christ.
As Mary brought Jesus to us,so shall She bring us to Jesus!


De Maria numquam satis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:38 pm 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:20 pm
Posts: 33688
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
:yes:

_________________
Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:14 pm 
Offline
There Can Be Only One
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Posts: 13276
Location: Nuevo Mexico
Religion: Catholic
Well, you take an envelope....

_________________
Where’er the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s music and laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
~Hilaire Belloc

Semper Fi!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:35 pm 
Offline
Some Poor Bibliophile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:22 pm
Posts: 19722
gherkin wrote:
Well, according to the tracking information, the pogo-jumping mule team must have arrived in my town, for the package was received in my local post office (they say) this morning, and sent out for delivery. I do hope they haven't simply hired another team of pogo-jumping mules, because it is a solid two miles from the post office to my house and at the apparent pace of such animals, it will still be quite awhile before they can possibly arrive here.


I think that within the local post office range, they use pogo-jumping box turtles.

_________________
"I tell you naught for your comfort,
Yea, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:45 pm 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:43 pm
Posts: 14260
Location: West of Pittsburgh, PA
Religion: Catholic
I live near Pittsburgh. I recently had a package ship out of Chambersburg, PA. According to the tracking, the package went to New Jersey. From there, it went to Ohio, southwest of Columbus, before finally coming to Pittsburgh.

_________________
"Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:26 pm 
Offline
Prodigal Son of Thunder
Prodigal Son of Thunder
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:54 am
Posts: 40380
Location: Ithilien
Religion: Dunedain Catholic
Church Affiliations: AWC, CSB, UIGSE-FSE (FNE)
Yes, many merchants will print a shipping label, schedule a pickup, and then mark an item as shipped. My own personal view is that it should not be marked as shipped until it's scanned (either at the Post Office itself, or by the person picking it up).

_________________
Formerly Bagheera

"Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King." (1 Peter 2:17)
Federation of North-American Explorers - North Star Group - How You Can Help


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:30 am 
Offline
Head Administrator
Head Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:24 am
Posts: 73434
Location: Music City
Religion: Catholic
I once received a Christmas card from someone in my town, that went from our local post office to a post office 80 miles away, and back to our local post office. :scratch:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:09 am 
Offline
There Can Be Only One
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Posts: 13276
Location: Nuevo Mexico
Religion: Catholic
My ultimate was a parcel that went to Alaska, then on to Japan, back to Alaska, and finally here. Apparently the Japanese can read addresses. Took about two weeks.

But that was UPS.

_________________
Where’er the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s music and laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
~Hilaire Belloc

Semper Fi!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Post Office
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:25 pm 
Offline
Sons of Thunder
Sons of Thunder

Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:37 am
Posts: 949
Location: NYC
Religion: Catholic
Peregrinator wrote:
Yes, many merchants will print a shipping label, schedule a pickup, and then mark an item as shipped. My own personal view is that it should not be marked as shipped until it's scanned (either at the Post Office itself, or by the person picking it up).


Agreed.

_________________
"Look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church..."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 2   [ 32 posts ]   Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests


Jump to: