Sunday, December 20, 2009

postal patience

A few months ago,
I sent this package to a friend, in Ca.

This is how it arrived.
It also contained a special cd mix

and a book I found that described
what all the markings

on the headstones in cemeteries mean.
I found it by accident and
had never seen it before.

If I remember right,
he asked the postal person,

and they mentioned they
had seen a cd and book.

He still didn't receive them,
and I wondered if that

carrier saw something loose,
and delivered this open

package, why it didn't
add up they went together?

Speaking again about the PO,
I ordered a book

called: William Morris A Life For Our Time.

This shows when it was brought to the PO,
and when they decided to send it out from
it's original destination:

Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, December 18, 2009, 7:57 am, CINCINNATI, OH 45235
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, December 13, 2009, 3:57 am, BELL, CA 90201
Bullet Processed through Sort Facility, December 06, 2009, 12:31 pm, BELL, CA 90201
Bullet Electronic Shipping Info Received, December 04, 2009

Amazing stuff, isn't it?

And then this:
L came home yesterday,
and I took this

to our PO yesterday,
hoping she would get this in the

mail before Wed,
since our PO is only 4 blocks away.

It arrived Sat,
about 2 hrs
after I brought it in.

Check this video out. Amazing work!


Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M.,
I remember that you discussed the condition in which your friend received your package with me via email.

I recall thinking "unbelieveable" and my response is still the same.

C.M. said,"Amazing stuff, isn't it?"

Oh! Yes, amazing and so is the video by Glowing Heads.

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Anonymous said...

I never believe postal delivery times, as a rule. Especially when sending items a great distance. then again ,I mailed a letter to my insurance agent once. The post was just down the street a couple blocks. It( the letter )took ten days to reach him! I did this as a lark and no wonder...simply A...MA...ZING!

Tom said...

once i recieved an envelope with no contents, that the po had put in a plastic bag with a note, saying the contents had fallen out. Of course the envelope was pulverized--no wonder the contents had fallen out.

Oh well...i hope something can be done to make the PO more progitable, it would be a terrible loss if this (great?) institution faded away.

Anonymous said...

Like tom, Mom got one of those plastic envelopes; just glad it wasn't anything important!

Anonymous said...

My uncle sends my daughters and me generous coffee shop gift cards every Christmas. One year we received the envelope ripped open and two of the three cards gone. When I complained to the post office she off-handedly said it must have been done by someone in my apartment building. She refused to admit that it was less likely that someone penetrated the steel wall of locked post box compartments (somehow just knowing that there were some gift cards in in our particular box that day) than some post office Christmas temp doing his/her Christmas shopping by stealing from the mail. And they wonder why they are becoming obsolete.

On a more positive note, LOVE the book art video - it's wonderfully symbolic of the compartments and layers of a story (or a life), some out there for all to see, others secret and protected.

layers said...

The video-- of the book-- from Patience - Glowing Heads-- is incredible-- amazing and fabulous-- love it! I am alerting some of blog buddies to come over and check it out. peaceful new year to you.

edward said...

i will send you snail mail in january i promise to

Candie said...

The same as Tom and Sub,once I received in plastic a letter from the bank half way burnt!Can you believe?

Anonymous said...

*yikes* *sigh*

I like to repeat this mantra to myself, "Patience is a virtue". It helps.

Crazy Ass Beastard said...

Would you mind sharing what that book is entitled regarding cemetery markings on headstones?

At least the USPS's website for calculating shipping cost is much more accurate than UPS. I do have to give them credit for that.

Sorry 'bout the lost stuff.

ArtSparker said...

The Post Office is definitely not run like a business.

Anonymous said...

Don't get me started. What bums me the most is the fact that the book was a chance find. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Happy holidays to you and yours, cm.

Coffee Messiah said...

dd: Thanks and for stopping by.

subT: Who knows, it's not always like that, but when it happens, it seems like it.

tom: Those are the strangest to receive, aren't they?

jen: It's a great piece of work. Thanks for stopping by.

layers: It blew me away, thinking about the detail in every book and compartment.

edward: I still have yours, but haven't finished the mailing vessel ; )

candie: Well, they say money burns a hole in your pocket ; )

emerging: Their average seems for the most part to be pretty good, actually.

simstone: I just couldn't believe how different each mailing was. I did receive an email, as I filed a complaint. But, after searching bell, ca, I found out as a sorting facility, they are nasty bad ; (
As for the book, I came across it at a used bookstore and sent it, without noting the name or author, otherwise, I'd search for it and mail it to my friend. I was bad ; (

artS: Sometimes, ya just have to put it out there and hope it gets to its destination.

hR9: I'm so sorry, although once I get it together, the re-manufactured CD will make it's way to you.

rlb: Hey, long time no see, and to you and yours!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mom's refund cheque was "pre-opened"...and not by either of us...guess the clerk didn't like the wee amount!