Yesterday I looked in my mailbox and there was a bunch of mail addressed to my apartment number, but to a different building. So I dutifully put a note on my box with a rubber band around the other person's mail. At the same time, I see a note on a different mailbox written by someone else with the same predicament.
This morning, my next door neighbor knocked on my door with a package for me that had been delivered to a different building. (Fortunate for me, as the package would have been virtually untraceable.)
This afternoon, the mail carrier comes and goes, and never touches the misdelivered mail. But he does discard the two notes.
I then decide that I ought to seek out the person from the other building, and when I bring him his mail, he reveals it was he who had dropped off my package.
1. I'm kinda pissed at the seeming nonchalant, "who cares" attitude of the mail carrier, But
2. It seems to be an institutional policy! USPS does not so much as offer a FAQ concerning this issue. Moreover, there is no option anywhere to request erroneously delivered mail be redirected. It's like their position is, "We'll give it exactly one try, after that work it out among yourselves." What crap!