Saturday, November 3, 2012

US Post Office Throwing Away Rain Soaked Mail

Come on, what do you expect? Do you think Goldman Sachs uses the Post Office?

If you need something absolutely positively delivered, use Fed Ex. Becky Akers reports
On Thursday evening, as midtown Manhattan was still recovering from the devastation Our Rulers-sorry, Superstorm Sandy wreaked, I met my husband after work. He wanted to head for Federal Express before going to dinner; they normally pick up envelopes at his office, but they had temporarily suspended that service.
We’d visited FedEx many times before, whenever my husband needed something to arrive overnight but hadn’t finished it before the last pick-up at his office. Yet we had never seen so many folks clogging the place – standing in line, addressing packing slips, scooping up supplies. Fortunately, we were able to drop his package on a very large outgoing pile and escape the pandemonium.
Next morning, the client called to confirm that the documents had arrived. As my husband was marveling at FedEx’s efficiency despite the crowds and enormous demand, another client called. This lady runs several residential buildings in a neighborhood Sandy had inundated. She was beside herself, because the rent from her hundreds of tenants was due, yet she’d received no mail since before the hurricane. She finally called the Post Office, which had also flooded. The clerk told her there was no mail for her. Why? Because Sandy had soaked it, so the Post Office threw it away.


  1. This looks like just a story with no proof to back it up. I am suspicious. I have worked for the U.S. Postal Service for the past 13 years as a mailhandler in the mail processing plant. The rule is if mail is wet, it is laid out on a rack and dried and then processed for delivery. No mail is ever thrown away. That would be a federal crime. I don't believe this story one bit.

  2. I agree with Anonymous. The only time I know of mail being officially destroyed was mail that had blood on it after the Edmond Post Office Massacre. I worked for the Postal Service for 34 years.

    1. Well then you need to pay more attention to the news. These reports occur regularly.,%202011%20Postal.html

  3. Sadly this is not true. The government is not that efficient. They are rather going to pay to have it shipped to a special facility to attempt to trace back to owners. Wonder what that's gonna cost.

    "As soon as it is safe to do so, the Postal Service will send out mail collectors to ensure there is no mail remaining in the boxes. USPS will place any damaged mail in a plastic bag and return it to the sender. If the return address cannot be read, the agency will be sent to the Mail Recovery Center in Atlanta, where USPS staff will attempt to determine to whom the mail belongs and return it."

  4. It sounds to me also like the Post Office guy was just trying to get the landlady off the phone. Her mail will probably show up in a week or two.