Out There

Postal Purgatory

Posted in Uncategorized by Pete on March 18, 2018

My sweet wife’s birthday was a few days ago.  The “big” present I was most excited to give her did not arrive on time.  In fact, it still hasn’t arrived.  When I track said PRIORITY MAIL parcel, I find that it is endlessly traveling between Anchorage and Hope, AK.  I have no idea why it is going to Hope.  The only connection I can make between Hope and Kasigluk is the zip codes are one digit off.  Hope is 99605 and Kasigluk is 99609.  Hope is a tiny ex-mining town on the Kenai Peninsula and the road system, not too far from Anchorage, and Kasigluk is larger and 400 miles from the nearest road.  I checked with the seller and he confirmed my address in Kasigluk, AK  99609.  It has gone to Hope on March 10, 12, 13, 14, and 17…and counting.  Check out this tracking data:

March 8, 2018, 4:38 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility

March 9, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility

March 9, 2018, 3:13 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

March 10, 2018, 12:00 pm
Departed USPS Regional Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

March 10, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility

March 10, 2018, 12:17 pm
Arrived at Post Office
HOPE, AK 99605  

March 10, 2018, 12:22 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
HOPE, AK 99605  

March 10, 2018, 12:23 pm
Departed USPS Destination Facility
HOPE, AK 99605

March 10, 2018, 9:20 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 11, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility

March 11, 2018, 10:14 pm
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 12, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility

March 12, 2018, 12:16 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
HOPE, AK 99605

March 12, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forwarded
HOPE, AK  

March 12, 2018, 12:17 pm
Unable to deliver item, problem with address
KASIGLUK, AK 99609  

March 12, 2018, 12:17 pm
Departed USPS Destination Facility
HOPE, AK 99605

March 12, 2018, 9:43 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

March 12, 2018, 10:35 pm
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

March 13, 2018, 12:01 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
HOPE, AK 99605  

March 13, 2018, 12:02 pm
Unable to deliver item, problem with address
KASIGLUK, AK 99609

March 13, 2018, 12:02 pm
Departed USPS Destination Facility
HOPE, AK 99605  

In Transit to Next Facility
March 13, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility

Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  
March 14, 2018

Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  
March 14, 2018, 9:46 pm

Arrived at USPS Facility
HOPE, AK 99605  
March 14, 2018, 11:38 pm

Departed USPS Destination Facility
HOPE, AK 99605  
March 15, 2018, 11:47 am

March 15, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility
March 15, 2018, 11:49 am

March 15, 2018, 10:14 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER  

March 16, 2018, 1:38 am
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
ANCHORAGE AK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

March 17, 2018, 11:36 am
Arrived at Post Office
HOPE, AK 99605

March 17, 2018, 12:11 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
HOPE, AK 99605

March 17, 2018
In Transit to Next Facility
The item is currently in transit to the next facility as of March 17, 2018.

Which will leave Hope first – Tammy’s birthday gift or the sanity of the local postmaster??  It’s looking…well, you know.

Do I have to say it?

 

Hopeless.

But not to worry.  USPS tracking assures me it will arrive by Monday, March 19, hahaha.

 

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