For those of you following this thread I thought I would fill you in on the
Yesterday I had talked to I think four different people at three different
branches trying to locate my express mail package. Several had promised
to return calls which did not happen. Finally this morning around 10:30 I
called the main branch again and talked to someone in the express mail
department. He said it would be about an hour before he could access the
computers to try and locate the package. He also said he would be calling
me back around noon. So around 2:30 today after not getting any call back
I decided I'd had enough and called the main branch and asked to speak to
the post master. I was intercepted by his secretary who said he was out
and then asked if she could help. So I proceeded to tell the whole story yet
again. She also was baffled by the erroneous article (tracking) number that
was written on the slip. I also mentioned the lack of apparent concern by
the people I had talked to so far. She promised to look into it and
mentioned that this could be "ugly".
Well about 3:30 I got a call from the post master directly. Yes they did find
the package and he apologized about 4 or 5 times for the error and from the
tone of his voice he wasn't pleased with the overall sequence of events that
took place this past week. Apparently what happened is the driver on
sunday left the package in the delivery vehicle and some how it managed to
find a nice little nook where it wasn't easily seen. So after my call at 2:30
guess they did a thorough search of said vehicle and found the package.
He couldn't explain the bad article number written down but he did mention
that he would see what he could do to try and see that this type of thing
never happens again. He also mentioned that he was "expecting" me to file
a claim to be reimbursed for the delivery costs and also mentioned that he
didn't think "he" would have any trouble approving such claim. I did
suggest that I didn't really need to file a claim and he told me he really
wished I would.
Also it looks like I will get to meet the post master since he is delivering
package to me personally sometime in the next hour or so!
To be honest, the delay in receiving the package didn't bother me near as
much as the thought of having possibly lost the package for good. I
checked with the the place I bought the lights from and they are NOS Lucas
lights and NOT new reproduction like I had thought. These lights
apparently are pretty rare. If anyone is interested in seeing which lights I'm
refering to, look in Bill Piggotts latest book Original Triumph TR4/4A/5/6 on
page 8 and on page 110. The lights in question are the backup lights below
the rear bumper.
So alls well that ends well, however I must admit I'm glad the saga has
Brad (Lincoln Nebraska 402-464-1502)
My Web Site Http://www.141.com/triumphs (updated 12/3/98)
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