Letter to the Editor: Here’s Yet Another Strange But True Post Office Horror Story

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I can relate to Michael Gold’s guest column last week, “Thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, the Check is in the Twilight Zone.” While I cannot answer his question as to where his letter is, I can perhaps provide a few useful insights.

On Mar. 10, a small Priority Mail Premium Forwarding Service package was sent out by the Mount Kisco post office, properly addressed to a private home in Naples, Fla. It arrived on Mar. 29. However, unlike Mr. Gold, I had the pleasure of tracking the “progress” of my package (for which I paid a total of $34.12 in application and shipment fees).

After leaving Mount Kisco, the package went to White Plains, and then to New Jersey, White Plains, New Jersey, White Plains and New Jersey, whereupon, perhaps following Horace Greeley’s advice, it inexplicably headed off to Minnesota! From there it meandered for an additional five days until it reached Naples.

Mr. Gold, if you have no success finding your letter in Las Vegas, try Minnesota. I hear it’s beautiful this time of year.

Steven R. Biren
New Castle

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