It’s a normal sized magazine, not some giant magazine that clowns might use in a circus, so I don’t know why it would take so long. The answer is obvious: someone between Locus and my mailbox is reading it and taking their sweet old time doing it. The magazine, which is mailed with a sealed overlay page, is always delivered with those seals opened, without fail. Additionally, there have occasionally been dog-eared pages as if someone wanted to save their spot because they were interrupted with…oh, I don’t know…some actual work activity like delivering the mail.
My last attempt to find out what the hell is going on was met with:
- Denial (Me: “My magazine has been arriving late for more than a year, even worse these last few months.” Them: “We deliver magazines as soon as we get them.”)
- Finger-pointing (Them: “Maybe the publisher is sending it out late.” Me: “I verified that they send it out the last say of the previous month. Plus others people have gotten theirs within days.”)
- Finger-pointing at inanimate objects (Me: “I know someone is reading it because the seals are broken.” Them: “The sorting machine can do that.” Me: “Occasionally, there are dog-eared pages.” Them: “Oh…the machine does that, too.” )
- The Big Blow-Off (Me: “What can I do to resolve this?” Them: “The best we can do is put a trace on it.” Me: “Great. Let’s do that. How soon before I know?” Them: “You have to wait until next month’s issue is delivered.” Me: [Fuming])
The post lady who delivers my mail swears it’s not her. Apparently she’s feeling the heat. But I don’t believe it’s her; she’s the one who suggested complaining to the central post office in the first place. But Jeez, enough is enough. If this happens again – especially after this tracker placebo – I swear I’m gonna go all them on them.
It’s not libelous to call the U.S. Post Office as bunch of Jack@sses, is it? I mean, technically, to prove me wrong they’d have to prove they aren’t Jack@sses, right. And, just in case I need more evidence…