headline: Moron Makes Mail Mishap
February 15, 2012 11:40 AM Subscribe
I sent a small package via priority mail and it never arrived. Probably due to me writing the wrong zip code. Is it lost forever?
posted by cirrostratus to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A couple weeks ago I sent a bubble mailer envelope containing a small gift and a letter via priority mail and it never showed up at it's destination. I'm not sure what the problem is, I thought I did everything right when I sent it, but I may have transposed two of digits in the zip code. Will it eventually make it to its destination or get returned to sender or is it forever lost in the ether?
The incorrect zip would send it to Chicago where there are no instances of the semi-common seeming address (although a very distant suburb with a different zip does have an instance of it).
How long should I wait before assuming it is lost forever? If it is lost did it show up at someone's door or is it buried somewhere in the postal system? Would anyone ever open it and read the embarrassingly mushy letter and keep the gift?