Vanishing Mail Collection Box, Resolution
Good news, folks! Just this afternoon, the mail collection box that vanished has been replaced! After my last update I created a flyer with information on who to contact at SF USPS and gave the flyer to a worker at the Senior Center. She said that the seniors had been calling different numbers and this one contact number would be very helpful.
I had been out on an appointment for a few hours this afternoon, so know that the box was rebolted to the sidewalk sometime between 2:30 and 5:00 P.M. I’m pretty sure, oh, Sweet Justice, that I deposited the very first letter in our returned mail collection box. A small victory, perhaps, but a victory nonetheless.
The moral of the story: Speak up! There are government folks that listen (except at the DPT), and I want to again commend the USPS for consistent prompt action (a little over three weeks) on my (and others’) complaint. And many kudos to Mr. Jim O’Connell, Manager, Customer Service, at the SF USPS branch. Thank you, sir, for your prompt and sincere attention to this matter. I will certainly write a thank-you letter to you (mailed from the replacement mail collection box, of course) and also log a compliment on the USPS website that recognizes your action.
Next battle: The bullshit, ticky-tack parking ticket my wife received this week on Frank Norris Street (while on an errand to Blick Art Materials store) because her wheels were allegedly not turned towards the curb on a grade of 3% or more. I know, tilting at windmills on this one, but worth a shot. Does anyone know where to go online to easily find the grade of any given block in the city?