The USPS and I don't seem to be getting along very well. First, I ordered blocking wires and a bag of Elann Adara in Surf from Elann.com. I was really excited about the blocking wires (pins are a pain in the butt to use and I've been knitting more lace and shawls lately), and the Adara is for a sweater vest for my Grandfather for Christmas.
I ordered it, Elann shipped it out quickly, and it travelled really fast. I was so excited when the tracking number listed it as delivered to my apartment- but then I got home and it wasn't there.
My apartment building has a buzzer system. The USPS and the residents have swipe key thingys, and you can buzz up to a resident's phone if you don't live there and want to get let in. I don't have a landline, so mine goes to my cell phone. The day after my package was supposed to be delivered, I recieved a call from the buzzer while I was at work. It was really difficult to understand as the speaker quality on the buzzer is not that great and the man speaking had a heavy accent, but from the gist of the conversation I gathered that the package had been delivered to the wrong building. The call got disconnected, I couldn't call back, and he didn't call back.
I called the USPS the next day- the main 800 number representative was very friendly and apologetic, but the woman they directed me to at the local office kept saying that the delivery confirmation number said that my package had been delivered, and that it was my regular delivery person so she couldn't possibly have delivered it to the wrong apartment. She was very rude.
Finally, the next day, a very battered package was leaning against my door when I got home- my order! I was very excited, and everything inside was great.
Sandrasingh.com is having a special for September- when you spend $50, you get a free surprise skein of yarn. I had been waiting to try to try out their house brand lace weight, and they had Berrocco Ultra Alpaca on sale, and the month was almost over- so I couldn't help but place an order! They shipped it out 45 minutes later (talk about fast service!). I had it shipped to my work address, since I was a little bit concerned about shipping stuff to my apartment again after the last time. According to the USPS, it was delivered yesterday. I do not have my package.
This is getting really frustrating.