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Old 10-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Captain Jim Captain Jim is offline
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A package for me from Ireland has been sitting in our local Post Office since Saturday afternoon. Well, I'm assuming so, based on the time it left our regional hub earlier that day. So, with Sunday and the Monday holiday in there, I expected to see those 3 little words we all want to hear: Out For Delivery.

Nope. Instead, when I checked this morning, I got...

"Sorry, we're currently experiencing technical difficulties with our tracking application. We thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the issue. Please check back."

Pretty sure the USPS is just messing with me.

My darling wife said, "Don't put your life on hold today - you know deliveries run later than usual after a holiday weekend."

Pretty sure she's messing with me, too.

On the bright side, the tracking has been restored, stating that the package was checked into the local Post Office at 6:20 this morning, and "Expected Delivery on Tuesday, October 9th."

No, they don't deliver to our house here on this island, and there are no parcel package lockers big enough for a guitar at our centrally located boxes... so, I'll just wait to see if they leave the box at our Activity Office (sometimes they do that), or take it back to the Post Office where I won't be able to pick it up until tomorrow.

Yeah, they're all messing with me.