In December, she sent packets of goodies to the twelfth graders of her British literary class who were reading Macbeth. These included: Renaissance snacks, plastic swords, scripts, headdresses, and a chain mail bonnet for students to play the piece, she said.
However, one student was not given any materials until the unit was largely completed.
“It’s such a small thing to go to the post office and spend $ 70 on materials, priority mailing materials, and students because you really want them to have it for that special occasion, and you really can’t Rely on them to be there, ”said Mrs. Nelson Selinsky. The postal service is “something we should be able to count on and we just can’t.”
Occasionally the delays can be a matter of life and death. Naya, a cat with big, wise eyes who was found dumped in a corona beer crate, had an illness caused by some type of deadly feline coronavirus that can only be treated by a drug that was delivered via the “underground cat lane” is sold, said Daniela Stolfi-Tow, who volunteers for a cat rescue group in Hawaii. They call her the “corona kitten,” she added.
When Ms. Stolfi-Tow ordered medication, she was detained in New York and never arrived. The symptoms became evident: Naya gradually lost the ability to walk straight, twitch and fall over.
Ms. Stolfi-Tow ordered another shipment in California that never arrived and was preparing to get on a plane herself to pick up the medication. But eventually a third order came in. It was sent through FedEx.
“I just cried. I just said, “Oh my god, you saved her life,” she said. “It’s appalling to me that the government didn’t step in and say, ‘Hey, get it together or stop taking packages until you can deal with the problem. “