On March 28 I accidentally sent a package by fourth class mail to New Jersey. It still hasn’t arrived, and I’m left wondering how I possibly managed to send something fourth class. I didn’t even know that was an option. In fact, I’d like to know if second and third class mail exists.

Anyway, I didn’t know what I had done until Monday when I stopped by the post office with my receipt to check in on said package. It was explained to me that when you send something fourth class it gets thrown in a train car. Then, the train car doesn’t make any deliveries until it is entirely full.

So, sending something fourth class is essentially rolling the dice. If your package ends up as the last thing in the car it gets there as soon as first class would arrive. If it’s first on, well, all bets are off.

Tomorrow will be Wednesday, for the purposes of this blog, as I include another installment of “The Senile Journey” with my entry. 129.