LETTERS: Missing mail delivery taught valuable lesson

Weekly letters to the editor from within the Sooke community.

As with many of us, I receive mail in my box addressed to other people. I either deliver it or stick it back in the mail box so that the mailman will know he needs to put it in the correct box.

Recently, I purchased an item from eBay. This item did have tracking capabilities.

A little more time went by and I received an email from eBay. It said my package has been delivered.

It said the package had been delivered on the Friday to my box in the morning. I went to Canada Post with my tracking number and was assured it had been delivered yet it was not in my mailbox. The post office said it would check with the delivery person.

My wife went down on the Monday and was told our regular delivery person was off on Friday but the fill in says it was put it in the correct box.

I had no course of action with eBay as they had been told by our postal service it was delivered therefore I must be trying to get something for free. Case denied.

A month went by and surprise: my package shows up in the mailbox with a note written that it was delivered to the wrong address.

How can this be? The postal worker says it went in the correct box. I think of all the other times I have had a non trackable package not show up and wonder.

Going forward, I will not simply put the wrong mail I receive into the mail slot or deliver to my neighbor, I will take it to the post office so that they may track what the postal worker is doing. I feel we should be accountable for what we do.

Gary Anderson

Sooke