Hadn’t heard back from the 30068 supervisor by 11:30 today so I decided to go ahead and call. The supervisor was not available but the person I spoke with said that there was a note on the supervisors desk about my situation. First she said that the supervisor didn’t know what happened. She placed me on a brief hold mid-sentence, came back and said that I should be getting mail now. I confirmed that was the case but still needed to know what happened to the mail the day this all started. ”Well, there’s no information on that.” I let her know that my concern was about an important letter I was supposed to receive the day before this started. She said that I would have to call back Monday, but then again placed me on hold. Comes back and says “I see here that your mail was returned to sender because someone noted that no one lived there.” I asked who said that and she said that someone wrote it on a letter. When asked if they had this letter or note, she said no. I’m starting to think these folks are saying whatever they think will get me off the phone. Honestly, if there were no important message that I needed, I wouldn’t care. I’ve learned over the years to absolutely NEVER trust the post office (in general). I refuse to ship important packages or letters through them. This is why. All I can do at this point is file an official complaint in writing and let it go. I’ll have to contact ALL of the organizations that send me mail including subscriptions, billers and the like to let them know not to cancel my account and/or services since the carrier decided to take it upon himself to make a false statement about my status of residence without just cause or proof. Terrible customer service all around. Oh well - I knew not to expect more.
I called the 30068 supervisor at 11:30. Curious why everyone I speak to needs to know my address before they transfer me to someone else. Maybe it’s to make sure I’m talking to the correct post office. Strange that they don’t document the call or write it down. I explain to the supervisor that I spoke to a manager yesterday and was asking about my box being marked va… “I don’t know anything about it. I wasn’t here yesterday. What’s the address?” - Um… I give her the address and restate the issue. She puts me on hold to call the carrier. She comes back and says that my mailbox was full. I explain (again) that the mailbox is checked daily so the only way it could have been full is if the carrier (or someone else) made it full that day. She asks me to hold on and puts me on hold again. She comes back to tell me that the carrier will have to look again because he doesn’t remember the name “Cole.” [Oh really? You just said my mailbox was full…] She says that she gets off at 14:00 so she won’t be able to call me back today but that she’ll check with the carrier again tomorrow and call me back in the morning. Hmm… we’ll see. I’m starting to lose faith that I’ll ever know what happened to my mail or why this happened. I fear that mail that I was expecting THAT DAY has been returned to sender. Meh.
I called USPS Thursday morning. First call (Manager) @ 08:15 : The carriers aren’t here yet so I don’t know what happened. Second call (Manager) @ 09:15 : Your normal carrier is off today and we don’t call carriers on their off days. I’ll be off tomorrow. Call back tomorrow after 09:00 and before 12:00 to speak with the 30068 supervisor. - He then let me know that my mailbox was most likely full. It wasn’t - we check it daily. I asked if they kept records and he said that they did not. Really? 237 years and keeping records hasn’t been deemed important yet? Anyway - my only concern at this point is what happened to the mail from Wednesday. Was it returned like the policy states that they do? Or did the carrier just hold it? What was the true reason behind the “Vacant” notice in the mailbox? Accident? I want to think that but I’m not getting any answers and it’s like the carrier is untouchable.
Curious to see where this leads. We received a “Vacant” notification in our mailbox today. We check/empty the mail daily (part of my OCD) so there was no cause to mark it vacant as far as I know. We filled out the form as “New Customers” but we’ve been here for 2 years. Advice anyone?
After all the craziness that was going down with Facebook a week or so ago, I decided to step away. Not because I was frustrated with the new concept (though I was a little) but because I wanted to see if I could walk away from it for a week and not be impacted. Just a small experiment for myself.
Truth be told, I don’t think I missed much as far as the user experience goes. I continued to use Twitter and G+, but let’s be honest here: neither really matter (yet) when it comes to social networks. As much as I’d love for G+ to take the world by storm and become the newest and greatest thing as most things Google do, it just hasn’t. Twitter is too compact. Facebook really has taken the best of both worlds and run with it.
For those that prefer “Circles” on G+ haven’t spent enough time with Facebook’s Lists. They’re really the same thing. You can even post just to a specific list instead of all of Facebook.
G+’s approach is a bit cleaner and less obtrusive. Facebook already has most of my friends/family.
Bottom line: If I moved away from Facebook, I’d miss a lot of what’s going on. So, I’m staying.
FOX5Atlanta: Cop Shuts Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand
This is just wrong. Cop Shuts Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand Some Villa Rica Girl Scouts were in for a shock Wednesday, when a police officer came by their cookie booth and shut it down. The troop was told they had to have a permit to sell Girl Scout cookies. Read more: http://waga.m0bl.net/r/crrkj
A little over a month ago I was driving down Natchez Trace with my wife and two wonderful girls. I was able to teach them the history of the trace and the importance of Indian Mounds. I even explained what a Lock-and-Dam was as we passed by, how it worked, it’s importance and why so many dams were built in the area. Crow’s Neck came up in conversation and I shared some of the things I learned there: Walking in the dark to learn how the eyes adjust; how to start fires; the importance of not wasting food; The harsh impact we can have on the environment even with the simplest of mistakes.
All of these widsoms I learned from you, and so much more: The basics of physics; how not to build a hovercraft. More importantly though, you were one of the few teachers who strongly and emotionally taught us all about the reality that lies on the other side of a graduation cap. Some are here to teach. You were here to build lives.
These ideas and memories will stay with me forever. I will pass them on to my children and to their children as well.
Thank you so much for the heart and soul you gave to us all.
You will be missed, but your legacy with live forever.
So due to a mix-up at the GA Dept of Revenue, my early e-file has been added AND REMOVED from my account. Happened to most early filers. It won’t be fixed for 7-10 business days. GREAT! The good old bait-and-switch! Lovely. These are the folks we are forced to trust with our money.
I am about to start reading Twilight. I’m sure I’ll be contacting T-mobile for a new phone when I find mine across the room in pieces out of frustration; however, I’ll give it the same chance I gave Harry Potter when I scoffed at the concept.
I completed Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy series with “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest" last night in a furious reading frenzy. Part 4 was phenomenal but mostly predictable. Parts 1-3 were quite a bore compared to the joys that were Books 1 and 2.
We’re back in Grenada for a while. Enjoyed sleeping in. Something odd going on with the phone. No cell/data signal, yet my google latitude location updates every hour or so. Back in ATL, I had all the signal I could handle but google latitude wouldn’t update at all.