Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Why Snail Mail is Slow
This is unusual for two reasons:
---When people call the main number for me, nobody knows who I am.
---Mail for my office takes trips around the hospital for weeks before reaching me, if ever.
The package lay in a heap on a desk where the mail of the day had been deposited. It was something I had mailed, or apparently tried unsuccessfully to mail, over two weeks ago. I tried explaining this to the person at the desk.
"This is outgoing mail," I said.
"Yeah, it's for you," he replied.
"No, it is from me and to the company addressed in the middle of the package," I tried again.
"No, it is your mail. You can take it," he answered.
I tossed it in an Outgoing Mail bin. "Why did you do that?" he roared.
"I need that package to go out," I tried again.
"Well, it's just going to sit here until you come pick it up again. It is addressed to you," he explained, annoyed.
"It's addressed from me," I said.
Then I walked away. I can't.