On January 6, I sent a demand letter via certified mail for a client to a company in Petaluma, California.
It still has not been delivered and the tracking information tells a rather pathetic tale:
First, it took a day to get from the Post Office here to the Post office in Pontiac, a distance of 4 miles.
Then it took 8 days to go from Pontiac to Detroit, a distance of about 30 miles (or 3.75 miles per day), where it sat for a day.
Then it took 4 days to get to San Francisco, where it sat in the post office for another 7 days.
Then it took 8 days to get to the post office in West Sacramento California, a distance of about 86 miles or 10.75 miles per day, which is a bit of a head-scratcher as Petaluma is actually closer to San Francisco than it is to West Sacramento.
Now it is still in West Sacramento's post office, where it has now sat for 4 days through today.
I'm beginning to think had-delivery would have been quicker at this rate.
The message on the tracking is rather bitterly ironic:
The package is delayed and will not be delivered by the expected delivery date. An updated delivery date will be provided when available. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
Yes, I'd say its rather delayed and then some.
Will it ever be delivered? Where will it end up next? These questions and more may be answered soon, perhaps, maybe.