Okay, this is one of those "venting" blogs! Had a closing on a house today in a well established neighborhood. This particular house has had a designated E911 address for over two years. Buyers were posting their address change at their local post office in Michigan and were told by the postal worker that they could not make the address change because the address of the home here did not exist in their system. We stopped climbing telephone poles to make phone calls years ago - what does she mean, we don't exist?! (lol) Number one, just because it doesn't exist in their system does NOT mean that it does not exist. Okay, well--- whatever, I'll just beebop down to our local post office and get the matter straight. What did I do that for?!!? I spent 45 minutes begging the warden at window number one for a simple letter, email, post it or whatever she would be willing to give me stating that XYZ Outofmymind Lane does exist so that I can fax it to the rocket scientists at the P.O. in Michigan to prove our address.
The warden and the new postmaster (seems like we've had a dozen in the past year) kept arguing that I needed to contact the office of E911. My reply was that they did their job two and a half years ago when they assigned this house an address and if I show up there asking that they do the job of the postal service they are going to laugh at me and promptly kick me out of the joint. It took me close to an hour to convince our fine postal workers that this was not an E911 problem - it was a postal service problem. They finally typed a one liner on a blank piece of paper confirming that they would indeed deliver mail to XYZ Outofmymind Lane and stamped it. No letterhead, no signatures, but plenty of misspellings!
Of all my years in Real Estate, that experience was a first and hopefully, the LAST. Anyone else out there tired of dealing with the MORONS at their local post office? GRRRR!