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UPDATE - It's f'ing back. I feel like I'm in the F@%King twilight zone

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edited September 2015 in Chit Chat
Update - I just went outside.  The damn thing is back.  This time with a sticker with the correct address, yet they delivered it to me.




So last Thursday I find a Fed Ex envelope by my front door.  I rarely use the front door and found out it was delivered on Tuesday.  It's not my envelope.  Not my address either, however in my neighborhood there is a  Street name DRIVE and Street name COURT.   I live on court and it was addressed to drive. The number was the same.

Being the nice person I am walked over to street name Drive.  Only to find out on that section there are no even numbered houses, only odd. Of course the address is an odd even.  So basically the address doesn't exist.

So I call the shipper, leave a message, didn't get a call back.  Then I found the receiver's phone number on the envelope.  No answer, left msg.  No response.

So finally on Monday I call Fed Ex, explained the situation.  They arrange for a pickup.  I leave the envelope out, they pick it up. 

Go out the front door on Tuesday (expecting a package), guess what I find?   The envelope.    

So I call Fed Ex, they arrange for a pickup on Wednesday.  I leave it by the front door and once again they pick it up.

Went out the front door just now....... yep you guessed it.  THE ENVELOPE IS BACK!!!!

Seriously?

Anyone have twilight zone like experiences?



 






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Re: UPDATE - It's f'ing back. I feel like I'm in the F@%King twilight zone

  • OMG that is so frustrating. Won't it just be returned to sender eventually? Hopefully then someone can get their act together! 

    Right now I feel like I'm having a Twilight Zone moment with FI. We REALLY need to get an officiant, and I've contacted a handful to get pricing and availability, but he is dragging his feet about picking someone. It's sending me into a panic, because the officiant is one of the most important parts! Every day I tell him, "We need to get this done, ASAP." and he says "Yeah, I know," and nothing happens. Rinse and repeat daily for the past two weeks. SO DONE. (This should be in the Nope thread too lol)
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  • Ha! I find that store rather amusing, @lyndausvi ... I wonder how many times they will keep delivering it before it finally goes away! Maybe contact the person/company at the return address?

    Sometimes FedEx is just stupid, though. Once my mom ordered a printer, and it made it to the post office by her house. But the next day, it didn't arrive. She went online to track it, and somehow it was two states away by that point. She kept tracking it as it bounced from state to state for a week or two. Amazon sent her a replacement printer, but I am not sure what ever happened to the original or how it got so close to delivery before going on a grand adventure.
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  • Ah! This actually reminds me of FI's office woes. His work address in on Broadway. Nearby is West Broadway. The USPS kept delivering ALL of their packages to the same address but on WEST Broadway, and the only thing at that address was an empty building, so it always went back to the post office. They called multiple times to tell them there was no West or even a W on the packages they eventually received, and could they PLEASE stop trying to deliver them to the wrong address? Nope. After a few weeks of this, they actually tracked down the driver and talked to him about it. It wasn't his route and the usual driver was on vacation, which is why they suddenly had this problem. I don't think it's happened since. It's kinda ridiculous though, because you would THINK someone who delivers mail for a living would know that Broadway and West Broadway are two entirely different streets.
  • This happened to us with UPS.  We had ordered some floor mats for Cabela's for FI's dad for Christmas.  Turned out the floor mats didn't fit in his truck.  So, we sent them the return shipping label, and FI called Cabela's to pick up the mats, at their address in Wyoming (they own a shipping/mailbox store there, so that's where they wanted them picked up from).  

    I shit you not, no less than FIVE times did UPS show up at our door to pick up the floor mats.  Every single time I told the guy that it was supposed to be picked up in Wyoming, not at our house.  The poor guy (same guy every time) started looking a little weary after the third time.  They finally got it right, but good lord....
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  • anjemonanjemon member
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    Okay, this isn't twilight zone, but we are sharing mail woes. We got this thank you note returned a few weeks ago. Because apparently H takes terrible pictures, it's basically the upper right hand portion of the envelope and card. 

    So we have our return address readable, a little bit of the message that is super generic (like "thank you so much" and "it's was great seeing you"), and about three letters of the recipient's last name (which of course is "son" in MN). It's obviously H's guest because he wrote the thank you note and I didn't add anything which means it might be a college friend of his or family I don't know. But those are all our clues. So we have no idea who out of about 40 potential people didn't get a thank you note!

    ETA: I think it sounds like H's thank you notes were super generic. They really weren't, it's just the only part of the message that was left can apply to a bunch of people. It wasn't anything about the gift or anything personal.
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  • anjemon said:
    Okay, this isn't twilight zone, but we are sharing mail woes. We got this thank you note returned a few weeks ago. Because apparently H takes terrible pictures, it's basically the upper right hand portion of the envelope and card. 

    So we have our return address readable, a little bit of the message that is super generic (like "thank you so much" and "it's was great seeing you"), and about three letters of the recipient's last name (which of course is "son" in MN). It's obviously H's guest because he wrote the thank you note and I didn't add anything which means it might be a college friend of his or family I don't know. But those are all our clues. So we have no idea who out of about 40 potential people didn't get a thank you note!

    ETA: I think it sounds like H's thank you notes were super generic. They really weren't, it's just the only part of the message that was left can apply to a bunch of people. It wasn't anything about the gift or anything personal.
    So they sent you a ripped quarter of an envelope and note? Maybe the actual recipient got the other 3/4? Though there is no stamp, so that's unlikely.

    That could be my last name, maybe it's for me! 
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  • @lyndausvi that is frustrating but sounds like a hilarious episode of Seinfeld or something hahah

    We just moved and changed our address on everything and we keep getting all this forwarded mail addressed to our old place, and when we open it, it's a letter saying "confirmation of your address change". Why the HELL would you send all these confirmations to the address we told you is no longer ours? Makes no sense to me.

                                                                     

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  • jenna8984 said:

    @lyndausvi that is frustrating but sounds like a hilarious episode of Seinfeld or something hahah

    We just moved and changed our address on everything and we keep getting all this forwarded mail addressed to our old place, and when we open it, it's a letter saying "confirmation of your address change". Why the HELL would you send all these confirmations to the address we told you is no longer ours? Makes no sense to me.

    actually the do that because in theory you should have forwarded you mail.  So by sending it to the old address it would reach your new address. 

    But let's say it was a scam of some sort  and you didn't actually change your address.  Well sending it to the just the new place means  you would never know (or well after the fact) someone changed your address with the company.






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
  • CMGragain said:
    Worse.  When we sold our house in Maryland, we stayed in it for a week after settlement to clean up for the new owners.  A mysterious envelope was delivered Fed-Ex, and left on our front door.  It was addressed to a person unknown, but our street address was correct.
    It was a credit card.  DH called the credit card company, and they instructed us to open it.  We told them that we had never heard of this person, and he wasn't the new owner, either.  The card was cancelled.  DH put the envelope back on the front porch, and half an hour later, it was picked up by a man in an expensive black Cadillac.
    It turns out that the new owners had used a very dubious financing company (scam).  The office of the financing/real estate company they used was nearby.  The company thought that the house was vacant, and they were using it for a drop letter box for fraud.
    The company was later prosecuted for mail fraud, and lots of people went to jail.
    Interesting story, but how is someone intentionally mailing something to a residence related, let alone "worse" than something incorrect being delivered three times?
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  • anjemon said:
    Okay, this isn't twilight zone, but we are sharing mail woes. We got this thank you note returned a few weeks ago. Because apparently H takes terrible pictures, it's basically the upper right hand portion of the envelope and card. 

    So we have our return address readable, a little bit of the message that is super generic (like "thank you so much" and "it's was great seeing you"), and about three letters of the recipient's last name (which of course is "son" in MN). It's obviously H's guest because he wrote the thank you note and I didn't add anything which means it might be a college friend of his or family I don't know. But those are all our clues. So we have no idea who out of about 40 potential people didn't get a thank you note!

    ETA: I think it sounds like H's thank you notes were super generic. They really weren't, it's just the only part of the message that was left can apply to a bunch of people. It wasn't anything about the gift or anything personal.
    So they sent you a ripped quarter of an envelope and note? Maybe the actual recipient got the other 3/4? Though there is no stamp, so that's unlikely.

    That could be my last name, maybe it's for me! 
    Yep. They returned the ripped quarter with an apology on the bag they delivered it in. Maybe we'll get lucky and they would deliver the other half with the actual address, but I doubt it. I probably should just go through the list again and figure out the most likely candidates and FB or text them about it. I have to write a few more thank yous for cards that have arrived recently (a very happy surprise) so we could write another one.
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  • jenna8984 said:

    @lyndausvi that is frustrating but sounds like a hilarious episode of Seinfeld or something hahah

    We just moved and changed our address on everything and we keep getting all this forwarded mail addressed to our old place, and when we open it, it's a letter saying "confirmation of your address change". Why the HELL would you send all these confirmations to the address we told you is no longer ours? Makes no sense to me.

    This happens to me too! It's so confusing. I'm also pretty sure that is why I still haven't received my new driver's liscense. I think they mailed it to the wrong address and it got sent back.
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  • I live in the house of a woman who died about two years ago, right next door to the house I grew up in. I get mail for her husband all. the. time. Never in my life was there anyone else living there - just the old lady. So her husband must have been dead for at least 30 years. The other day I got a cremation marketing thing and a form to enter to win a free cremation. Totally weird, inappropriate and in bad taste and if Earl hasn't already been cremated, I think it's a little late.
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  • CMGragain said:
    Worse.  When we sold our house in Maryland, we stayed in it for a week after settlement to clean up for the new owners.  A mysterious envelope was delivered Fed-Ex, and left on our front door.  It was addressed to a person unknown, but our street address was correct.
    It was a credit card.  DH called the credit card company, and they instructed us to open it.  We told them that we had never heard of this person, and he wasn't the new owner, either.  The card was cancelled.  DH put the envelope back on the front porch, and half an hour later, it was picked up by a man in an expensive black Cadillac.
    It turns out that the new owners had used a very dubious financing company (scam).  The office of the financing/real estate company they used was nearby.  The company thought that the house was vacant, and they were using it for a drop letter box for fraud.
    The company was later prosecuted for mail fraud, and lots of people went to jail.
    Interesting story, but how is someone intentionally mailing something to a residence related, let alone "worse" than something incorrect being delivered three times?
    I think it is worse because this because a huge headache for the people involved. My family is in construction and this happened with one of the houses we sold. My mom had to appear in court to help them prosecute for fraud.
  • I live in the house of a woman who died about two years ago, right next door to the house I grew up in. I get mail for her husband all. the. time. Never in my life was there anyone else living there - just the old lady. So her husband must have been dead for at least 30 years. The other day I got a cremation marketing thing and a form to enter to win a free cremation. Totally weird, inappropriate and in bad taste and if Earl hasn't already been cremated, I think it's a little late.
    I do not think it happens much anymore, but I knew a few older widows who just kept their husband's name on things.   My own grandmother just changed "mr" to "mrs" on her utilities account (grandpa died in 1982).    Since a lot of companies just drop the salutation, it showed up as grandpa's name.   Companies sell addresses to other companies. 

    The thought process was criminals were stalking the mail looking to target little old widows.  So they kept to husband's name to make it look like they was a man in the house.   MIL's neighbor still does this (she is in her late 80's).    

    Now I do not scribe to that thought process, but I do know few people who did a few decades ago.  So that might be why your former neighbor's husband is still on some mailings.








    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
  • lyndausvi said:
    I live in the house of a woman who died about two years ago, right next door to the house I grew up in. I get mail for her husband all. the. time. Never in my life was there anyone else living there - just the old lady. So her husband must have been dead for at least 30 years. The other day I got a cremation marketing thing and a form to enter to win a free cremation. Totally weird, inappropriate and in bad taste and if Earl hasn't already been cremated, I think it's a little late.
    I do not think it happens much anymore, but I knew a few older widows who just kept their husband's name on things.   My own grandmother just changed "mr" to "mrs" on her utilities account (grandpa died in 1982).    Since a lot of companies just drop the salutation, it showed up as grandpa's name.   Companies sell addresses to other companies. 

    The thought process was criminals were stalking the mail looking to target little old widows.  So they kept to husband's name to make it look like they was a man in the house.   MIL's neighbor still does this (she is in her late 80's).    

    Now I do not scribe to that thought process, but I do know few people who did a few decades ago.  So that might be why your former neighbor's husband is still on some mailings.


    Oh that makes sense! 
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  • This reminds me of a letter I keep receiving recently for my ex from years and years ago. He lived with me for a brief stint, so I assume at one point that my apartment was his mailing address. 

    The nail on the coffin for our relationship was when he was out driving drunk with his friends, crashed his car, called me and lied and said his friend was driving and crashed the car and said friend "took off", so I needed to pick him up from the scene. I stupidly did so.

    The letter that keeps coming to my house is from a lawyer from our state, so I'm assuming someone got around to figuring out he was drunk and crashed the car. It's actually kind of funny because he got what was coming to him, but super annoying because I get this letter once every 2 weeks and I have to stare at his name and for just a second it throws me for a loop.

    Yuck. 
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  • The fucking thing came back to me today.   This time with a sticker with the correct address.


    WTF






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  • I would have definitely opened (and probably kept it) by now!

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  • My cell phone number is from the twilight zone. I get wrong number calls all the time, but ONLY for people in bad situations. 

    In college, I started getting calls from debt collectors trying to find a man named Andre Ringo. I got these calls for years from all kinds of different collectors. 

    I got an angry voicemail from someone saying, "Tony, we're here, and if the car's not back in ten fucking minutes we're calling the cops!" Um....? Who is Tony? 

    Last summer I got a call from a drunk lady who was apparently in jail in Florida, trying to reach her friend Tina, saying she was in "Real bad trouble." 

    Literally the next day I got a call from an angry parole officer looking for a guy named Mike, saying he better call his lawyer. I called the parole officer back to let him know this was not Mike's number, and I had no idea who Mike was. The parole officer accused me of lying. 

    Last month I got another call from a different parole officer looking for a different guy who'd jumped bail or something? 

    My friends think it's hilarious, and they all have their own theory on why my phone gets these calls all the time. I say twilight zone. 
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  • My cell phone number is from the twilight zone. I get wrong number calls all the time, but ONLY for people in bad situations. 

    In college, I started getting calls from debt collectors trying to find a man named Andre Ringo. I got these calls for years from all kinds of different collectors. 

    I got an angry voicemail from someone saying, "Tony, we're here, and if the car's not back in ten fucking minutes we're calling the cops!" Um....? Who is Tony? 

    Last summer I got a call from a drunk lady who was apparently in jail in Florida, trying to reach her friend Tina, saying she was in "Real bad trouble." 

    Literally the next day I got a call from an angry parole officer looking for a guy named Mike, saying he better call his lawyer. I called the parole officer back to let him know this was not Mike's number, and I had no idea who Mike was. The parole officer accused me of lying. 

    Last month I got another call from a different parole officer looking for a different guy who'd jumped bail or something? 

    My friends think it's hilarious, and they all have their own theory on why my phone gets these calls all the time. I say twilight zone. 
    Something similar is happening to my DH right now.  He gets a ton of calls from some Louisiana prison (other numbers are from LA) and other random sketchy people.






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
  • Why don't you just stick it in a larger envelope and mail it via the USPS to the correct address yourself?

    Or ship it via UPS?

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  • Why don't you just stick it in a larger envelope and mail it via the USPS to the correct address yourself? Or ship it via UPS?
    Up until yesterday I didn't know the correct address.   The address on the envelope doesn't exist.   When it was returned to me yesterday there was a sticky with the correct address.   Why it came back to baffles me.  As my address is NOT what is on the envelope at first or the corrected one.






    What differentiates an average host and a great host is anticipating unexpressed needs and wants of their guests.  Just because the want/need is not expressed, doesn't mean it wouldn't be appreciated. 
  • When I first lived in NYC my original land line phone number had previously been someone's fax number, and despite my answering machine message clearly indicating that it was a telephone line, someone kept trying to send faxes to it. I'd come home every day and find over 20 messages that were just beeps. I complained to Bell Atlantic, as the phone company was back then, to get my number changed.

    There was a period when I had a YellowPages.com account on my phone for business purposes, but the 800 number I was assigned previously belonged to Readers Digest for an office in Alabama. I had to cancel the service to get rid of all the wrong numbers.
  • SO, I have had the same thing happen with a package I was returning, take a sharpie to any and ALL the bar codes. , anything to destroy and make unreadable/scanable.. This is the only way that they sort... make sure that you mark on the address that it is being sent to with "return to sender" better yet make sure they can not ever read the ship to address.. if this package comes back then you will be in the twilight Zone..

    make extra sure that the only readable/scanable thing is the return to address..
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