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RANT: Dear USPS, UPS and FedEx…y’all suck

Ever have one of those day where you think, “There’s no way it can get any worse..” but then it does? Yea, that’s the type of day I had today. Most of it is family-related and being as though I don’t delve too much into my personal life, I’ll keep it to myself but HONEY, the straw that broke the camel’s back was when USPS decided to leave my package in the lobby of my apartment!

Now, I know what you’re thinking and let me stop you before you go there. Yes, my package was left in the lobby of my apartment building, not outside on the curb. But when I say lobby, I literally mean a vestibule. We’re not talking a grand lobby with a desk attendant. Not to mention, I don’t live in the safest neighborhood either. Anyone of my rachet neighbors could have just walked past, saw a package sitting there and ran off on the plug, thanks to USPS and their incompetence! The crazy thing is, there’s a brand spanking new intercom system outside of the door. The delivery person could’ve easily scrolled down, found my name and gave me a call. They’ve done it before. Or whatever happened to leaving a slip inside of the mailbox when the package is too large to fit? I would’ve gladly strolled down the street to my local post office to retrieve my package rather than just having it sit the on top of the mailboxes at anyone’s disposal. If I had not been going downstairs to do laundry (which was an absolute fail, might I add) I wouldn’t have even known!

If this isn’t bad enough, just last month, USPS actually lost my package! So they were already on my naughty list! It took me forever and a day just to get a live person on the phone, which I understand due to the holiday but c’mon now! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with the United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx altogether! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve waited all day for a package to arrive only to be hit with a “Sorry We Missed You,” note when they didn’t even attempt to contact me at all. They’re absolutely the worst at times but something tells me this won’t be my last run in them.

Tell me your stories! Have you ever had any bad experiences with the postal service or other couriers? How did the situation get resolved?

– A Black Girl About Town

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  1. omg i sooooo agree with this. tmobile did this to me about a month ago. I got a new package ands it was just sitting in front of my door. I was like ummmm where they do that at?? smdh

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