We have a UPS store in our neighborhood. As no one is home all day, we thought it would be convenient place to have UPS packages delivered and on occasion USPS ones as well. About a month ago we a USPS package showed up there from overseas. We had about given up hope of ever seeing as it had been in transit for a couple months (an awfully long time for airmail from anywhere). Upon examination, we saw numerous annotations from the USPS stating that they'd left delivery notices over the course of several weeks - apparently the geniuses at this store had never bothered to put the notices in our box. Guess the USPS delivery guy got tired and just left the package.
Today, another package from this same place apparently arrived at the store. We got a call at home from the store stating that they had gotten a package addressed to our box but didn't think it was for us. We didn't quite know what to make of the the message to dropped by. The clerk told us that they'd refused delivery because the package was from Russia (which is how we know it was from the same place) but that they didn't recognize the name - mispelled, bad penmanship, or what we don't know. Now we're scrambling trying to head off the USPS from returning it back to Russia.
Thanks UPS store - you a model of customer service.