Monday, November 28, 2011

End Date When?

Your hold mail request has ended 11/29/2011 - The Hold Mail Service for November 21 - November 29, 2011 has ended. So we'll be resuming your regular mail delivery.
Just out of curiosity, what does "November 21 - November 29" mean to you? How about if it's a hold mail request?

To me, it means hold mail through Nov 29 and start again on Nov 30. To the Post Office, however, it seems to mean start mail on Nov 28.

I got four (so far!) identical emails from the USPS saying:
Your hold mail request has ended 11/29/2011

The Hold Mail Service for November 21 - November 29, 2011 has ended. So we'll be resuming your regular mail delivery.
Since I'm still out of town, that's a bit problematic. My tiny little USPS-provided apartment mailbox is often full after one day, let alone two.

Hopefully the phone call I placed to the carrier office will prevent my getting one of those obnoxious "box full!" notices requiring me to go someplace else to collect that mail...

But really. what part of
End Date:
11/29/2011

Additional instructions:
I WILL PICK UP THE MAIL ON WED NOV 30
means "start delivery on Nov 28"?

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1 Comments:

At 10:25 AM, November 28, 2011 Anonymous Q. Pheevr had this to say...

Well, the message itself seems to be using the present perfect to talk about an event happening tomorrow: "Your hold mail request has ended 11/29/2011." So maybe it's either the tense or the timing of the notification that they got wrong, and not the actual end date of the hold?

 

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