I had something weird happen today - a package that I ordered had been sent USPS and the tracking said it was delivered this morning. Well, I live in an apartment with clearly marked, locked, mail boxes - and mine was empty. I called up USPS and told them and asked what the heck happened to my package. They said they would file a report - I assumed I would never hear anything else about it though…
Well, not thirty minutes later I see that I just missed a call and check the voicemail. (note that this was at 7 PM) It is my local post office saying that the package had been misdelivered. Furthermore, they tracked down who had it, but unfortunately the guy works the night shift so I will not be getting my package tonight. They said the plan is for this person to put it in their mailbox tomorrow and USPS will then deliver it to me.
My question is… are they shitting me? I feel like whoever my mail carrier is just couldn’t be arsed to deliver it (I have had mail returned as undeliverable when it had my address clearly marked in the past) and this is the post office’s BS excuse. How did they track down where my package was misdelivered to? And how did they get that person’s phone number? Did they just look him up in the phone book and randomly dial him? Did they seriously ask him to return it to me/them at 7 PM and had that plan foiled when the guy had to go to work? And all of this within half an hour of the call I placed to the national USPS line?
Am I crazy or does that seem very implausible?