Section: manners, relationships, work
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I realize how frustrating it is to postal clerks because of people who can't legibly print an address and return address on an envelope. I sometimes wonder how any of the mail gets delivered (except of course, for labels). I wonder if this is why cursive writing is no longer taught in schools. I still use cursive writing but not on envelopes because I DO want my mail to be delivered to the correct address. Wake up people
I always clearly print out the company name
I'll repeat my comment from yesterday. I also still use cursive writing but not on envelopes since I want my mail delivered to the correct address. We a currently experiencing a huge mail delivery slow down and I'm still waiting for my bank statements that I would normally have by late or end of September. it's now October 18 and I'm still waiting. Yes USPS needs help not only with clear addressing, but in getting our mail to us in a decent length of time. This situation is not tolerable. Do something about it NOW PLEASE! I also get my breathing and cholesterol meds by mail order. Do the right thing USPS! You are clearly in the wrong.....
I've lost packages that have the printed USPS labels on them, that were never 'scanned' into the tracking system. The label had the info mine and theirs, clearly printed. Sure wish I knew where these One of a Kind gifts have gone off to.
I worked for FeEx for 5 years. We had the same issues. FedEx is definitely more expensive to send a letter or a package. Why wouldn’t the sender want his/her return address on the package in case something happens in transit?
Flute Lady's Comment
I lived in the UK for years and one of the various British "customs" that I never understood was the fact that people almost never put return addresses on envelopes. I asked various people why they didn't do something so simple that made things so much easier for the postal service, and the reply was usually a shrug. I always put return addresses on anything I mailed, and I was considered eccentric for that. It made no sense to me.
Ed in LA's Comment
The postal service uses return addresses? It surely does not use ZIP codes. Some years back I got a dunning letter from a car rental agency because the post office had not delivered the bill. A great while later it finally showed up. The name, street address, city, and zip code was correct, but because of the printed handwriting it was not 100% clear if it was CA, VA, or LA. So naturally it went incorrectly to the first two before they finally tried the last one.
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