It took a while but I’ve finally been able to track down how I’m going to get mail in Kemptville.
Why did it take a while? Well, when I tried using the Canada Post website to find my postal code, it couldn’t find my street address. I tried a couple variations with no luck. I instead tried to find the phone number of the Kemptville Post Office because I figured they would know. Back on the website again, I find the Kemptville Post Office and a phone number. Oh, it’s a toll free number – that’s not going to make my life easier I’ll bet. Sure enough, it’s the main Canada Post number. After wading through voice prompts, I end up in a queue to talk to someone. After waiting 15 minutes, the annoying little repeating message just stops. No way I’m hanging up until I get booted back to a dial tone. Finally, after nearly 25 minutes I get a person who does the same lookup on the website I tried. No luck (of course). Her suggestion is to tell me to call the Kemptville Post Office (which I’ve been trying to do) and almost hangs up without giving me the actual phone number.
OK, have the phone number! Spend the next 4 hours trying to get through. It’s busy every time I call until I finally get through. So finally I’m able to discover that I need to get a Post Office Box at the actual post office and not in a super box. That sort of sucks snce the post office is on the other side of town.
Anyhoo P.O. Box it is!
And I also asked why the address doesn’t show up online. The answer was that if you require a P.O. Box it won’t show up. Odd, I know other people with P.O. Boxes that show up fine online. Oh well.