Post Office Behind the Times
Checking my mail upon return from the honeymoon, I was rather surprised to see no mail forwarded with those little yellow USPS labels waiting for me. I submitted the official change of address form online on September 29th and received instantaneous e-mail confirmation that it had been received.
So, I call the helpful folks at my old post office and ask if there had been a glitch. She said that filling out the form online always causes trouble because the results go to the entire postal district and it takes three weeks or more to get the notification. Indeed, she still hadn’t gotten mine.
Wouldn’t you think filling in the information online in digital form–for a nominal fee, no less–would be faster than scribbling the information onto a postcard which has to be manually deciphered and transcripted? I certainly would.
Ironically, I had just defended the USPS in a comment on a previous post (and stand by that particular claim). But, gee whiz, they’re more than a decade behind in netcentricity.