Premte Peeves

I ordered a couple of items from a major online retailer who would not accept my South Puffin address because it is a post office box. I tried moving the P.O. box to the second line with the street address on the first. No joy. I tried including the P.O. box on the street address line. No joy. I left the street address. After all, they don’t mail this stuff, right?

Naturally, I popped the tracking number into FedExdotcom to see where it was this morning. The seller had handed it off to FedEx who put it in their SmartPost™ system. “When it comes to low-weight shipping for residential customers, consider the efficient, economical FedEx SmartPost™ service. By utilizing the United States Postal Service™ for final delivery, FedEx™ SmartPost™ reaches every U.S. address, including P.O. boxes and military APO and FPO destinations. You can even use FedEx™ SmartPost™ to ship to Alaska™, Hawaii™, and all U.S. territories.”

SmartPost™ means FedEx™ will mail it to me.

To the P.O. box I couldn’t include in my shipping info.