- Apr 7, 2011
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Was it routed through the Suez canal?
two different tracking numbers Mr. Attention-to-detail!!
You beat me to it! Our USPS has become an embarrassment. It fucking awful.I sent a letter from NC to VA in December. It took A MONTH!
IN that same time I ordered several things posted from China. They all arrived before that darn letter got through.
It's the same here. All of the *Letter Carriers* here are part time. There's a lot of turnover.You beat me to it! Our USPS has become an embarrassment. It fucking awful.
My "letter carrier" * tells me that so many people along his delivery route are pissed off at him, because their mail is late/lost/delayed/missing. He tries to tell them that the problem is at the top of the heap, not where the letter-meets-the-box. He says that the new guy running the circus, who has ZERO experience in logistics, has fucked the system up worse than it has ever been.
And, he says, there is no end to the incompetence in sight. It's only going to get worse.
I always refuse to accept online delivery from USPS, I insist on UPS of FED-X - with no last mile delivery by USPS. If they won't do it, I buy elsewhere.
*(he and I always enjoy a laugh, reminiscing back to the times when you could call them "mailmen", without getting a kick in the c*nt for it)
My dude has been our mailman (yea, I said it, bitches) for years & years... I run in the mornings, and sometimes I see him in other 'hoods. He'll flash his lights and flag me down to tell me that the latest issue of Guns & Ammo is being delivered today, or ask me what I bought cool from Midway, or Brownells.It's the same here. All of the *Letter Carriers* here are part time. There's a lot of turnover.
Most of them have no idea where the houses are. We've had our mail delivered to every house on the street but ours. All the neighbors have the same problem.
Sometimes I do.I'd say cut yer own but the material costs added to the man hours suck up the samolians all the same.
I'm not going to presume to know parts sources more than a guy that builds guitars for a living and toss suggestions in a serious way. Hell, guitar fetish is cheap, but I'm betting even odds that stuff's going to ship from China too.
Sometimes I do cut my own guards.I'm surprised you're not cutting your own guards. Buy/make a template, buy sheet stock and you're rolling. Quick and easy, and you get to make your guards out of whatever material you want.
The ol' paranoia creeping in, eh?