Anyway, the secretary for my program at Harvard sent me the following e-mail today:
Jeremy, the U.S. Postal Service returned a recommendation letter forIndeed, there was a deadline. This is regarding a letter I sent over a month ago. Clearly, someone with some serious postal connections is trying to thwart the power of my prose.
[name] to [university] today. The letter was torn in half and the
return address was showing. It came in a plastic bag. I'll leave it in
your mailbox, but wanted you to know the receipient didn't receive it,
in case there is a deadline.