I wrote an email asking where my package was and was surprised to get a nice answer back (it came back "onto the radar" a couple of days ago). Someone above said there are 600,000 employees of the USPS. If 99 out of a 100 are good, that still leaves 6,000 who aren't. They are the ones everyone hears about. That's too bad. No one posts because their mail arrived on time, even if it was door to door, 12,000 miles in 5 days, which really is incredible when you stop to consider the logistics
It's micro managed. Sure if one person took that mail from NY and brought it to my door to LA I'd be impressed. All I'm pissed about this one chick who fails to pick it up from the usps hub and bring it to my door.
Here's the latest: I bought a lens and it arrived yesterday. This time she brought it to my door and rang the bell (already impressed). I open the door she gives me the paper to sign. I turn my back and sign the paper on the table. I hear a BAAMMMMM. She just dropped the box on the floor while standing. She was too lazy to friggin kneel down to lay it down. She did this infront of me like it's such a normal thing. Thank god people who I've bought from has been great at packing.