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Old 05-11-2007, 09:11 AM
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Speaking both as a consumer and as the wife of a veteran letter carrier, I can tell you that even signature confirmation does not necessarily mean that someone at the other end will sign for it. My daughter had important school papers that had to be delivered "absolutely, positively", so she paid for signature confirmation--and did not get it. Apparently the letter carrier at the other end simply dropped the letter off with the administrative office's other mail.

Which is something that, yeah, letter carriers apparently do, being only human and thus subject to the sin of Sloth.

If it's a letter (or small package under 13 ounces), and it must get there "absolutely, positively", I'd use Registered Mail, because this is the top security mail, and gets the letter carrier's attention faster than other, lesser modes.