Because we are weirdos who are selling all our stuff and planning to travel, we will have no street address. No problem, right? Just get a P.O. Box, fill out some change-of-address forms, and bada bing!
I tried to change a bunch of my addresses online – the bank, the credit cards, etc.
They don’t like it. I got big red messages telling me my mail can’t go to a P.O. box.
Why not? The postal service handles all the mail, I just want them to hold onto it. Seems like a simple request, right?
I called the bank, thinking maybe they could override it from their end.
Because you know why?
It’s part of The Patriot Act.
I guess somewhere, sometime, some stupid terrorist got plot-related mail in a PO Box. To counteract that, good ol’ Uncle Sam has decided that 350 million Americans can’t use the freaking post office.
I swear. Stupid terrorists. They really piss me off.