I’ve been expecting a book from Amazon all week. I’ve been terribly excited because it is a cookbook and is not all vegetarian but came recommended by a vegetarian friend. This means it will have nice things for me (mostly veggie) and my husband (mostly carnie) (hahahahaha). This is the second time Amazon has sent the book to me — the first time it didn’t show up. This time around it had an estimated delivery date of Wednesday. I checked the mail Wednesday, no book. I checked the mail Thursday, no book. Friday was the day of rest (I forgot to check) but I went and checked early this afternoon. No book. Wait a second, what’s that on the floor? Holy hell, IT’S MY BOOK. Still in the Amazon wrapping, NEXT TO its box. Someone has opened my box and found my book to be undesirable. There are two open, empty boxes (addressed to other people) next to mine.
Now, I am extremely annoyed with the would-be thief. But I am REALLY pissed at the mail carrier. I am certain it wasn’t the regular carrier, who is awesome and knows me well enough that she brought me a Christmas present with the wrong apartment number on it (there are 150 units in my building). But someone from the post office left packages unattended by the mailboxes.
I intend to write a letter of complaint to the postmaster when I have calmed down a bit (it’s been most of a day and at this point the letter in my head has improved to “Fuck you in your FACE!”). Other than that, what can I do? I imagine not much, but damn it, I’m mad.