Falstaff

My favorite character in the Henry IV plays is good ol' Falstaff. Seriously, who isn't charmed by this rotund letch, this gluttonous thief with an unquenchable thirst for sack? Ironically enough, I'd never even heard of Falstaff (the beer) until I came upon this wall a few days back. The company apparently brewed its last brew in 2005. Sadness. Not that I'm a big beer person to begin with (I prefer other spirits), but it always saddens me when businesses closes, probably because I have a business myself and can relate to how hard it is to keep afloat. 

Speaking of businesses, I've been trying to find the closest and most convenient post office for me. Google maps keeps on giving me different results, and I seem to be smack dab in the middle of lots of locations. I haven't seen my mailperson in over a week, ya'lls. And it's ticking me off. In fact, I haven't seen any new mail in any of my apartment complex's mailboxes in a week. What is going on? 

I know that the USPS suffered a huge financial hit last year, and in efforts to remedy that, they are 1.Increasing the postage costs (especially in shipping overseas) and 2. Augmenting operating hours, especially for package delivery. I understand that changes must be made, and in the future, we probably won't be getting as much door to door service as we're used to. I sure am not getting that anymore these days. But one week without ANY MAIL, not even a bill. That's suspect. 

Sorry about the rambling, but I feel like I belong to a dying breed who want to continue buying stamps, writing letters, and expecting them to be delivered in a timely fashion. 

Have you had similar experiences with the postal service lately? 

18 comments:

  1. Your blog looks fab doll, love the layout!! You look gorgeous, love the dress and cardigan and as always the hair is awesome!! I have a post office on the next street over from me, I'm going to start using it more now for posting my ebay sales as walking all the way into town with packages all the time is getting tiring. I hope your mail gets sorted, it would annoy me to, especially when I order something. I live on a square & the street with the same name runs through it, so sometimes mail gets sent to the street number instead of my square number, it's weird. Like, I thought postmen were meant to know how to read, haha. I love letters and packages, I hope it never ever goes out. Have a great day doll x

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  2. When I lived in apartments (especially the past three years) my mail was spotty. Some days we had some, some days we didn't. Saturday was ALWAYS junk mail day. Most of our important mail came T-TH. Now that I live in a house and our mailman actually walks door to door (we don't have sidewalk boxes!), we get mail daily and in a more timely manner. Hope your mail problem sorts out soon!!

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  3. Oh yeah, we switched our PO Box address for our business. One of our customers sent us a check and it never came. They ended up re-issuing the check. One day the original check showed up 6 months later! Seriously 6 MONTHS! I would say your mail is suspect. There is always bills and junk mail. Hopefully you get it all worked out soon.

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  4. That's really weird about the no mail...is there anyone you can call to look into it? It definitely seems a bit suspect....and that beer sounds really cool. I'm a Falstaff fan myself.

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  5. Weird about the no mail at all - I agree an entire week without even a bill or statement of any kind? Definitely seems odd!

    I had never heard of Falstaff beer - I know quite a bit about beer too. Too bad they are no longer in business!!

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  6. Unfortunately, it seems shipping costs have gone up everywhere, I just had to ship a sewing machine and it was such a crazy price. Love the photos of you. I love beer, more wheat than anything of course! :)

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  7. ugh the worst part about having an online business is the shipping. today im going to ship overseas for the first time and now you got me nervous about that cost, haha!

    xo marlen
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  8. What cool pictures! Yeah, the postal service is definitely scaling back, though I've yet to have any major issues personally. I do love sending and receiving cards and mail, though.

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  9. The mail has my mom's birthday present and they won't bring it to me. They keep delivering bills, but the package has said it's been out for delivery for days now. I am sad because my mom's birthday was last week and she has no present. Stupid mail.

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  10. I'm guessing because of the change in address (move) but even then, a week seems long. I would definitely pay a visit to your post office and see what's going on. Do you have a neighbor you can contact at your prior residence to make sure mail isn't still going there? Sorry you're going through this. Several of our local businesses have gone away. It's always sad, because you have favorite products you like from them that you can no longer get. I remember Falstaff. I'm not a beer person, but it's so sad of their demise. Your dress and jacket are so pretty Laura. You look so good! Love your hair!
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  11. Those shoes are adorable!!! I agree with you about your mail situation - definitely weird to not get anything for a week. I think we have gone maybe 1 day without getting mail, but that's about it. Maybe you should call the main post office in your area to ask about it? Good luck!

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  12. our office complex recently lost our door-to-door service to a clusterbox several buildings down. i liked our mail carrier, and i liked having my mail brought to me...and i think my mail carrier liked making his rounds, too! now when i have packages that don't fit in the one-inch slot, i have to find one of those inconvenient post office locations!!

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  13. the black dress with the peach lace is so elegant!
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  14. Love your outfit!
    But yeah-what's with the no mail? That's not right!

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  15. Oh no about the brewery ;(. I hate it too when a business closes unless it's a vile one, like a fur farm ;P. I saw a "funeral" of a bar recently and I wanted to cry :D They are not only bars but they are work of someone, someone has used years of their lives on them.
    And strange about your post D:!!! Shouldn't you contact your local office?
    A positive thing, you look so cute, your lace shirt and bag are adorable :)
    x,
    Lara
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  16. I didn't know we might not get mail as often. Sheesh that's like the best part of my day sometimes even when I only get bills or trash mail. Falstaff used to have a big brewery in New Orleans and then they converted it into lofts or apartments. They love taking old business buildings and turning them into housing here; it's kinda weird. Love your hair color right now, too, by the way.

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  17. We don't have a problem with inner city mail in Memphis since I have two good offices located less then 8 minutes each from my home but I have had a problem with my customers not getting their packages not getting their priority mail for two weeks. I've had to make the change this past month to everything in my shop being sent flat rate priority post that includes tracking so my customers aren't burned by the postal service.

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  18. ^ I forgot to add I still prefer the USPS over companies like FedEx, which by the way is based here in Memphis, who always screw up EVERYTHING here in town. (and they are based here and they have the worst reputation in town for deliveries)

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