And now to the point of this post. I have been shipping a lot of soap. I have noticed something very strange. If I send a package and it takes this route: me - St. Paul - Des Moines, Iowa.......well, apparently there is a black hole that likes to eat packages in Iowa. Or at least hold on to them for a REALLY long time. Now if that package takes this route: me - St. Paul - ANY WHERE ELSE but Iowa - bam! straight to the customer is less than 2 or maybe (if it's far away like Canada) 3 days.
Why? Why? Why? What does Iowa do to my packages?
Another fun thing that happened recently: I sent a package from me (Minnesota) to customer (Colorado). The package went through Iowa (thank you, no) and they sent it to Colorado by way of HAWAII. Yes, my products took a free trip across the ocean to Hawaii. Of course, this took the package a really long time to get to its finally destination.
I check up on all my orders (and cry a little tear when they get way laid in Iowa) and I couldn't believe it when I saw that this package was in Hawaii. I sent the customer a coupon for their next order to say sorry for the USPS's oopsie.
I think the USPS is great - they get my stuff around the world, but I have to wonder what is going on in Iowa?
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