Originally Posted by Hurley
USPS saga, part deaux:
I reported on Saturday that my eggs showed delivered to Palmyra, WI, to be held at PO.
Called Palmyra WI PO - No answer.
Went to Palmyra WI PO - No box.
Rechecked tracking - Box was in Palmyra...Indiana.
Called Palmyra, IN PO - Box was there, oops, sorry, yes it was marked clearly WI, we'll ship it on.
Tracking showed box bounced back to Louisville sorting, where I am sure the box was handled gently and lovingly for its second time through that facility on Sunday.
This am, box tracking showed arrived in Whitewater (the main PO hub that services this area).
Tracking updated before I could try to pick it up that it is out for delivery in Palmyra - Uh, what happened to HOLD AT PO?
Waited, mail came, no box.
Called Palmyra PO - no answer, repeatedly.
Drove to Palmyra PO - no box. Shrug, try Whitewater. Phone died, drove home, got charger, looked up address, checked tracking, still "out for delivery" in Palmyra.
Drove to Whitewater PO, by this time nearly 5pm (closing time) - No box, Tracking now marked Palmyra, Delivered to front door/porch - 12:52 pm.
Got shooed out the door of the PO because it was 4:59 and they needed to close.
Drove back home, walked the perimeter of the house, driveway, mailbox. No box.
Drove to my 4 neighbors on this dead end little road in the country, no box delivered to them.
So... Shrug? My best hope is that the carrier got here, saw the HOLD AT PO, and took it back to Palmyra after their closing time of 4:00. It's too late to call now (and they don't answer, anyway). Otherwise my eggs are sitting freezing somewhere on someone's front porch. Temps just hit 32 and the sun is down.
Thank you USPS for 5 hours of trying to track down this box Saturday and today, with nothing to show for it but a sparkling clean and heated incubator.
Does anyone know if you can have boxes shipped to hold as other post offices...not serviced by Whitewater?