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Old 05-23-2007, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Are you the nice person who goes over and delivers it to your neighbor?

Or are you like me who just got some magazine belonging to the guy across the street (who I don't know) and plan to stick it back outside with a note saying "Delivered to Wrong Address" to tell the mail carrier they screwed up yet again? I like pointing out errors, espcially when they are repeated frequently.
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If it looks important, I'd deliver it. But if it's just a magazine... I'd keep it.
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Are you the nice person who goes over and delivers it to your neighbor?

Or are you like me who just got some magazine belonging to the guy across the street (who I don't know) and plan to stick it back outside with a note saying "Delivered to Wrong Address" to tell the mail carrier they screwed up yet again? I like pointing out errors, espcially when they are repeated frequently.
I live in a condo so my neighbor's door is 2 feet away from my own, so I have no problem dropping off something that was misdelivered. If it happens consistently then perhaps a complaint would be warranted
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I usually write on the envelope and indicate that it was delivered to the wrong house.
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I usually write on the envelope and indicate that it was delivered to the wrong house.
I like to write it on the envelope as well, so the proper recipient knows the mail carrier is a screw-up just as I do.
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If it's not for an immediate next door neighbor that I know, then I simply put it under the mailclip, and the mailman takes it the next day. No need to write on the letters.
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I open it and check for money first. Just kidding, but I will deliver it if it's not too far.
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Considering all the mail that mail carriers deliver every day, week, month, year, the amount of misdelivered mail that I receive isn't enough for me to have such a negative attitude as UltraShy about their abilities.

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Well, usually it would be to somebody very close by, either a neighbor, or a person who lived at the same address, only a block over. If it is something like that, I'd usually just go bring it to them. It really just depends on how "off" they are. If it was something across town, I'd just give them a note
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Depends on what it is. I got a playboy once for someone else that I kept
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I once mailed a letter to a neighbor that lives two doors down.. I donated money for some kind of charity they were doing. It's not even a 100 foot walk, but I just couldn't do it. I always wondered if the mailman immediately delivered it, or if it went to the post office first.

Another time, I switched the from/to addresses and didn't put on a stamp, just to see if it would be delivered. Of course, when the PO "returned" the letter to me for not having postage, they were actually delivering it for me.
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We usually just stick it back in your mailbox like we do when we are sending mail out... it rarely happens but when it does it is when our regular guy is off...
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I usually write on the envelope and indicate that it was delivered to the wrong house.
I like to write it on the envelope as well, so the proper recipient knows the mail carrier is a screw-up just as I do.
Yes, I typically end said memos with a " , *****." You know, like, "Wrong address, *****." so that everyone can enjoy it. I'm a humanitarian. Our mail carrier is a good guy, though.
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I physically destroy. Period.

(I'm not referring to the mail.)

If its porn or something I'll use it for a few months and then bring it my neighnor.
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I once mailed a letter to a neighbor that lives two doors down.. I donated money for some kind of charity they were doing. It's not even a 100 foot walk, but I just couldn't do it. I always wondered if the mailman immediately delivered it, or if it went to the post office first.

Another time, I switched the from/to addresses and didn't put on a stamp, just to see if it would be delivered. Of course, when the PO "returned" the letter to me for not having postage, they were actually delivering it for me.
This is a good idea. Put where it's going as the return address and send it to yourself without postage! Excellent way to cheat the system. I can't believe Karl doesn't do this!
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This is a good idea. Put where it's going as the return address and send it to yourself without postage! Excellent way to cheat the system.
For best results, drop the letter off in one of those mailboxes on the street, don't try to mail someone too far away, and don't mail something that's important. And I'm sure if you do it enough, the post office will figure it out and beat you down. It's probably considered fraud or something like that.
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Depends on what it is. I got a playboy once for someone else that I kept
It was some magazine about nature or something like that. I'd send Playboy back too -- the magazine stinks; can't imagine how they stay in business.
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If it's within a few houses I would probably stick it through the correct house letter box, but if it's out of my way I would put it back in the post box. The postie will collect it again and (hopefully) get it right this time.

I don't know how I would manage with a US style mail box, i'd be paranoid that people would steal my mail.


What happens in the US if a letter doesn't have the correct postage paid ?
Here, the post office sends a card and we have to collect the letter from the local office, paying an extra £1.05 on top of whatever is owned.
The other day the hospital sent me a letter and didn't bother to put a stamp on it, so I had to fork out £1.30. Bloody cheek
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What happens in the US if a letter doesn't have the correct postage paid ?
Here, the post office sends a card and we have to collect the letter from the local office, paying an extra £1.05 on top of whatever is owned.
The other day the hospital sent me a letter and didn't bother to put a stamp on it, so I had to fork out £1.30. Bloody cheek
In the US that hospital would have gotten their letter back stamped with a notice that it lacked proper postage.
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