The (Un)Official Secret Santa 2020!

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coyja

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Spinning ball of dirt
Got a concerned email from something I sold on the bay.
Shipped on 11/30, and tracking shows it took eleven days to move about 5 miles away to the next PO.

A snail (traveling at an average of 0.029 mph) would have made it there, and half way back again, in 11 days.
(Granted, thats the speed of an unladen land snail. I don't have the numbers for cargo bearing snails, weather conditions, or the aerodynamic considerations at play)


(I know they are swamped and its a pandemic, but I can't stop having fun with this)
Meanwhile, a meer shipped from Turkey on Monday is out for delivery today!
 

woodsroad

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Got a concerned email from something I sold on the bay.
Shipped on 11/30, and tracking shows it took eleven days to move about 5 miles away to the next PO.

A snail (traveling at an average of 0.029 mph) would have made it there, and half way back again, in 11 days.
(Granted, thats the speed of an unladen land snail. I don't have the numbers for cargo bearing snails, weather conditions, or the aerodynamic considerations at play)


(I know they are swamped and its a pandemic, but I can't stop having fun with this)
Meanwhile, a meer shipped from Turkey on Monday is out for delivery today!
Stellar post.
Unladen snails, indeed.
 

woodsroad

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Since we ended up with an odd number of participants this year, I decided to assign myself to be Woodsroad's Secret Santa. I placed an extraordinary order with Esterval's on 12-4, thinking that should be plenty of lead time. Ah, the naiveté of youth!

December 9, 2020, 3:32 pm
Processed Through Facility
FRANKFURT/FLUGHAFEN, GERMANY

December 7, 2020, 2:12 pm
Acceptance
GERMANY
 

woodsroad

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Meanwhile...

It would appear that the package that I sent out on 12-2 may be caught up in the

Dreaded USPS Loop In Hell
The package left Jamaica, NY on 12-10 and arrived back there again, five days later. Then it left the building once again the same day. I'll have to wait for the next update to see WTF is going on here. This is on par with waiting at the Houston Space Center as the Apollo Orbiter goes into re-entry. Will it burn up and disappear? Or will it be trapped in orbit, going around and around and around...forever?

December 15, 2020, 2:13 pm
Processed Through Regional Facility
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Your item was processed through our JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER facility on December 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

December 15, 2020, 2:12 pm
Arrived at Regional Facility
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 10, 2020
In Transit to Next Facility

December 6, 2020, 1:20 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 6, 2020, 9:07 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
PHILADELPHIA PA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 3, 2020, 7:29 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
PHILADELPHIA PA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 2, 2020, 12:04 pm
Departed Post Office
QUAKERTOWN, PA 18951

December 2, 2020, 11:54 am
USPS in possession of item
QUAKERTOWN, PA 18951

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brut666

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Kent, "The Garden Of England"
Meanwhile...

It would appear that the package that I sent out on 12-2 may be caught up in the

Dreaded USPS Loop In Hell
The package left Jamaica, NY on 12-10 and arrived back there again, five days later. Then left again there the same day. I'll have to wait for the next update to see WTF is going on here. This is on par with waiting at the Houston Space Center as the Apollo Orbiter goes into re-entry. Will it burn up and disappear? Or will it be trapped in orbit, going around and around and around...forever?

December 15, 2020, 2:13 pm
Processed Through Regional Facility
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Your item was processed through our JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER facility on December 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

December 15, 2020, 2:12 pm
Arrived at Regional Facility
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 10, 2020
In Transit to Next Facility

December 6, 2020, 1:20 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 6, 2020, 9:07 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
PHILADELPHIA PA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 3, 2020, 7:29 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
PHILADELPHIA PA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER

December 2, 2020, 12:04 pm
Departed Post Office
QUAKERTOWN, PA 18951

December 2, 2020, 11:54 am
USPS in possession of item
QUAKERTOWN, PA 18951
Wow, the plot thickens............
 
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