I am very frustrated with the growing number of misdelivered packages that have been showing up on my doorstep; the situation has slowly gotten worse. Most of them were delivered by the United States Postal Service.

I live in an apartment complex, and my address seems to be a magnet for wayward packages. Until now, I have quietly taken the package to the appropriate unit if it was delivered to my apartment number in error. I probably should have reported it to someone in authority, but to whom? These days, phone calls are quickly diverted to voicemail. This issue requires a real person.

I now feel the need to speak up loudly, since lately, I also receive packages with a street address that differs from mine. A few days ago, I opened my front door to find four misdelivered packages.

Not only is this annoying to me, but the actual recipient experiences unnecessary delays while the package is rerouted to the proper address. I realize the post office deals with tons of mail daily — however, something needs to change. For example, how carefully does the carrier look at the address?

My good will is now exhausted, and I am drawing the proverbial line in the sand —enough already. Either put me on your payroll so I can at least earn some money on the side, or get your act together. Please take a moment to check the address before leaving the package.

Wendy MacAuley

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