Service of Sloppy
January 3rd, 2013
Categories: Post Office, Sloppy
I’ve noticed a rash of sloppy work lately so I had to share.
Snail Mail on Tranquilizers
Early in December I sent 20 Hanukkah cards with the return address on the back. I got back three-all addresses were current. I brought them to the post office at Grand Central Station and a postal worker covered up the bar codes and cancelled stamp art with white tape, making the poor little envelopes look as though they’d been to the hospital.
He also wrote in huge letters, TO on the face of the envelope and FROM on top of the return address label. He then handed the envelopes to one of the workers behind the desk. The next day I got one of these back. I guess that nobody explained to the folks at the post office that the side with the stamp is the one they should refer to.
In another instance, I heard a loud sigh of anguish at the office. A colleague, who had paid full price at a well known card shop that sells its own brand, came to the end of a box of holiday greetings and was one envelope short. Grump.
I buy my cards at discount stores and on occasion, one will have a print glitch. But I almost expect it. But if I pay full-retail, I expect to get what I pay for.
What Day is It?
An on-air radio personality, reading ad copy about a special promotion for Florida grapefruit and oranges with a deadline, finished with “order by Wednesday December 16.” He then said, “Wait a minute! In the middle of this promo I said Sunday December 16. What is it? Can’t anyone in the ad department look at a calendar?”
Have you noticed any such sloppy work lately?