Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Word of the Day—Hostage

DO I look happy? Lemme go Pop so I can widdle on the USPS!
The Post Office is F***ed up! Yes, they're holding my Silvervine from Bin hostage. Pop bought me a P*Low and some Vine out of the goodness of his heart and they're holding it hostage. I was gonna do a nice little post today about how my innerview with the Hudson Reporter went yesterday but these idiots forced my paw.

TW's been to the Post Office twice this week and they refuse to give it to her. Why? Because it has Pop's name on it. Can you imagine, kitties, if MY name was on it? Would they need to see MY ID? Today she went back after Pop had signed the back authorizing them to give it to her. Nope, she didn't bring the correct ID. She bought 5 pieces of Pop's ID and they wouldn't accept any of them. Does he have a passport? No! Driver's License? No. They want his state-issued ID. What's he going to do if he actually NEEDS that ID. He's in NYC all day and if, God forbid, something happened like when he broke his elbow, they wouldn't treat him at the hospital without ID.

When TW was passing our mailboxes on the way home, she saw the postman and axed him how she could pry my Silvervine out of their grubby paws. He told her to sign the back and he'd have the regular postman deliver it tomorrow or Friday. After he'd left and TW checked our box, sure enough, there was another slip for the package. She isn't very sharp or she'd have ran after him. Instead she came upstairs with a wet face. By the time, she thought of running after him, he was long gone. Now, he has the slip with our signature; we have another slip; and we don't know what's going to happen to our package. Will someone see the signature and think we'd gotten the package??

The peeps are beside themselves. Pop doesn't want to spend his only day off at the Post Office. He doesn't want to go before work and risk losing his job if he gets in late. No wonder the Post Office is going out of business. Not only wouldn't they give TW the package WE PAID FOR, but they were rude to her as well. When she said, you're holding the package hostage, they said "isn't that a pretty strong word?" Yes, it is but it's exactly what they're doing. We paid for that package and they have no right NOT to give it to us.

This is a good reason why we need an American distributor like Nip and Bones to sell the Silvervine P*Lows and powder. This is no knock against Bin, but I need my presents to be dropped off at the concierge so we can pick them up. I get packages addressed to me all the time without problems. Dealing with the USPS is for the birds.

Addendum: IT'S HERE!!!!! The Postman kept his word and put it in our mailbox today! I'm going WILD! Video to follow soon! SCREEEE!

22 comments:

Your Daily Cute said...

Hmph!

Mariodacat said...

Gasp! Now they hold SilverVine hostage. Yikes., Glad I have mine already. You poor deprived girl.

Sparkle said...

I can't believe the trouble you are having getting what is rightfully yours, CK! How frustrating. No wonder you look so PO'd - that and because you are being held against your will.

Simba said...

I thought you were going to tell us that customs was holding it! Thank goodness THAT was not the case, you poor kitty.

Baby Patches said...

OMC! Just what in the world is dat post office thinking. They is ruining their own business by treating our peeps like that. Momma has even been loathed to use them at all lately but they do tend to be the best way to ship when its small items. Momma will ask her post office friend, he use to work there, if there is anything else you can do okay. Then I will DM you.

The Island Cats said...

This just stinks!! What is wrong with the man in blue shorts?? Sheesh!! No wonder they are going bankrupt!! We hope your P-Low shows up tomorrow. And yeah, now that we can get our P-Lows from Nip and Bones, it will be so much better!!

Brian said...

Oh yes, the customer service there never ceases to amaze!!! Hang in the CK!

Rumpydog said...

Sometimes institutions can be messed up!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Darling, It's an OUTRAGE, that's what it is!! (True story: 30 years ago after the Human's father died in another city, she was trying to have his mail forwarded to her address in San Francisco. What did the PO want? Yep, you guessed it: his signature!!! Uh, pretty sure you're not going to be getting that.....) Tell the Human to mix a nice Niptini and put their paws, uh feet, up (where you have easy access, MOL!)

FURKIDSMOM said...

We hope you get your P-low soon. We didn't know Nip and Bones sold Silvervine....we're going to have Mom check it out.


The Florida Furkids

Katie and Glogirly said...

Nicely written CK. I can tell you were probably shaking as you tapped this one out. I've learned to get sneaky with the postal geeks. If all else fails, or even if suspect all else will fail, LIE. TW should have just lied from the start. "Oh, ha ha ha... (Pop's Name) is my CAT, silly! ha ha ha."

Am I scaring you at how good I am at this?
; ) Katie

Prancer Pie said...

HaHaMeow! We is laffin and laffin at Katie's answer. Desperate times call fur desperate measures.

Carolyn said...

Yep! You gotta be one step ahead of them!! They are customer disservice and dissatisfied. It's all jobsworth :((

Repositório said...

Humpf! ¬¬

Marg said...

Oh CK, that is awful especially since it is your silver vine pillow. Luckily our pillow comes straight to our mail box. Something definitely wrong with that post office of yours. But it was funny reading about all your activities. Sure hope the darn pillow gets there today.
Take care.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Katie,
It depends on the postal people! Me has discovered that some of them reads all the rules and applies them as they think it makes them more powerful! Others realizes that peoples has real lives and there is no power is being mean.
Good Luck!
Kisses
Nellie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

How weird is it that the ad I am seeing on your site right now is for "Top Sex Crimes Defense" --Get aa attorney with a winning track record in sex crime cases! LibertyBellLaw.com ??????

And hey! I came here to see your wild video--can't wait!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh yeah. That is just WRONG!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Last night the Human gave me some of the 'Vine in honor of your good news. Score! So, when is the movie coming out???

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

FaRAdaY: MOMMY! We need Silvervine!

Allie: If CK has it, Mother, then it's The Thing this year! I simply must have some!

Clooney said...

It's a very good thing the USPS came through...otherwise "cement shoes" may have had to be involved...Happy 'Vine Weekend!

lupie said...

Phew!
So glad you got yr package!