So back in November I mailed in my application to the CA DMV for a temporary handicapped parking placard to use after my foot surgery on 12/10. Fast forward and the placard had not arrived as of 12/23 when I had my sutures removed at the first post op visit. We immediately left for our home in Montana where we stayed until 1/10. We asked our SoCal neighbors son to check our mail for the placard and to forward it to our Montana PO Box. It arrived 12/26 and he did as instructed. It never arrived in Montana. It was finally returned on Thursday 1/23 marked as undeliverable. The address was accurate. It’s a PO Box at the Post Office.
The placard is temporary and expires at the end of June, but I lost the use of it when I needed it the most: right after surgery when I was on crutches and one legged. This is what happens when you layer a dysfunctional USPS on top of a dysfunctional DMV. Keep that in mind when politicians pitch you Medicare for all.
For the record, I had my wife suspend her Medicare and I put her on my Cigna PPO. She was nothing but complaints about Medicare and all the denial of coverage. Now she’s a happy camper. People ask me why I don’t retire and the answer is simple: 6 more years and I have lifetime private medical insurance at the Federal Reserve rates. If you want good, you need to work for it. That is all.