2014-05-09 / Letters

Stamp Of Disapproval

Dear Editor:

No wonder the Post Office is losing money. Here's my story. Back in the middle of March I sent a check to my auto insurance carrier to pay my premium. I had my ID cards and policy and thought I was okay until I received a Suspension Notice from the Motor Vehicle Bureau to turn in my plates for non-payment of premium.

I immediately called the company who advised that they never received the check. I paid right then on the phone after advising them of the date the check was sent, approximately two and a half weeks before. In essence I was driving around without insurance. The company advised that as of midnight my insurance would be reinstated so I thought I would be fine. No that wasn't to be. I then received a Suspension Notice stating that I could pay $176 for the dates I wasn't covered by insurance to have the suspension removed. At this point I was furious. I had sent my check to the insurance company and the post office had lost it.

I went to the Rockaway Park Post Office and asked to speak to someone in charge to explain they had lost my check and it was now costing me $176, to make everything right. First the clerk asked if I had a routing number or sent it priority mail. I asked who sends their ordinary mail for special handling. It was ordinary mail and could I speak to a supervisor. The clerk went to the back and I heard her speaking to someone. She then came back and said they couldn't help me. They couldn't have cared less.

Just to make the story more interesting, I sent the Motor Vehicles their check Returned Receipt Requested but as I'm waiting, another lady came up with three receipts for packages left at her home. The clerk asked if she was Mrs. So and So and she replied no. Seems the notices were left at the wrong house.

CAN THE POST OFFICE DO ANYTHING RIGHT???? It's no wonder they are in such a mess.

SHARON GABRIEL

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