Poor Justine. And curses on the US Postal Service.
I sent a package off to her in early October. I took it to the postal substation at our local grocery store rather than going all the way downtown to the post office. First Mistake. It was in an official USPS "priority mail" box. I paid my postage and got my receipt. I did not pay the extra for insurance or delivery confirmation. Second Mistake. I dropped the package off on the afternoon of the 4th, knowing that I had missed the pick up time so it wouldn't go out until the next day (Friday the 5th). No problem I thought.
Well, third mistake was forgetting that there was the postal holiday for Columbus Day. It is such a non-holiday since everyone else still has to work and go to school that I overlooked it. But even accounting for the holiday, you would think that a priority mail package would have arrived by now.
We are all frustrated but keep being told that there is nothing that can be done without a tracking number. I even took my receipt to the grocery store hoping there was some way they could look up the time stamp to coordinate with the postal computer to get the bar code off the package. Nope. They can enter information but have no way to get information out.
Hopefully her package is just delayed somewhere and not lost forever. It has cookies (now old!) some tea, chocolate, her knitting (plus extra wool), replacement bowls, a concert shirt and a few other odds and ends. sigh....