The Postal Service is Weird


My in-laws got their card days before Collins aunt and uncle or grandparents did.  This wouldn’t be so weird if they all didn’t live NEXT DOOR to each other. [Yes, that Collin's family all lives on the same street says volumes about that clan.]

A friend in California got our Save the Date card three days after I put the postcards in the mail.  A friend in Pittsburgh (where I live, and where the cards were mailed) got hers over a week after that.

What is going on with the postal service? Can I blame my terrible handwriting?


  1. Our engagement party invites behaved the same way. People that all lived within one or two streets of each other got their invites a week apart, the furthest away people got theirs first, and some friends didn’t receive them at all.

    You’ve just made me think perhaps I should not have attempted to write with a calligraphy pen.

  2. I never get this either. a friend mailed me a package from Florida to me in Massachusetts and it took 3 months to get to me. The UPS will always astound me, I do not think it is your writing.

  3. I doubt it, however, I have a friend who’s mail NEVER reached me. I never thought it was her handwriting until she hand delivered a card to me that came back to her where the postal worker had circled a horrendously lettered part of the address and wrote a simple “???”

  4. I really believe guys like Newman really run the postal service…I haven’t had a good experience with them for the span of my life so far. Some bitch behind the counter apparently doesn’t understand English only when I’m asking if I have enough postage. Some evil ex-con looking man has no idea how long it’ll take to get there.

    We need a competing postal service…that will drive customer service UP in the USPS, then disband.

  5. I had a similar problem here in England – so whatever the postal service are doing, they’re doing it the world over!!

  6. We ran into the same problem. We had a couple of correctly addressed invitations come back to us three times and eventually just hand delivered them ourselves. The strangest thing was when a couple of our RSVP cards – our return address handwritten in large letters – were returned to our guests! We ended up sending email back up invitations along with a “We’re sorry, the snails ate your RSVP.”

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