Last week, my rental agency changed the locks to the common hallways and laundry room in my apartment building. No problem there. When I found out (they didn’t post signs–I went to check my mail and the key to get to the mailboxes didn’t work), I simply walked the two blocks over to my rental agency and picked up a key.
For about 9 days now, I have gotten absolutely no mail. None. I talked to tenants about 4 days after I stopped getting mail, and they weren’t getting mail either. I put two and two together, and started making some phone calls.
First, I called the post office, to see if they were holding my mail there. They didn’t answer that question. Instead, they told me to call the carrier between 7-9 in the morning. Problem is, he’s there closer to 7 than 9, and I can never manage to get a hold of him before he leaves.
Second, I called the rental agency. They told me that they’d given the carrier a key, but that they’d call again.
This morning, I called my rental agency again. Now, they’re not sure if they gave him a key or not, but they promise they’re running it down there today. Mmmm-hmmm.
Here’s the list of things I haven’t gotten in this week:
A phone bill.
A birthday card from my aunt, which most likely has a check in it.
My registration packet from Ohio State.
My rent check, which has yet to be sent but won’t arrive to me if this continues.
My LSAT admissions ticket, which is the most important piece of mail I haven’t received. If something gets screwed up in here, I may not be able to take the test in June, which will screw me for applying for law school.
Needless to say, I’m pretty pissed off. If I don’t get mail by tomorrow, I’m not exactly sure what to do. I’m not sure whose screw-up this is, my rental agency or the postman’s. I don’t know whether to threaten to withhold my rent, or if I should call the postmaster. Any suggestions?