Does regular mail take longer this time of year? Usually it takes a day for a piece of mail to travel a few towns. My clinical instructor said she mailed me my letter of recommendation on Friday and I still haven't gotten it. She's only a few towns away. I applied to a nursing job at the hospital I work at and they can't interview me til my letters are in so I'm waiting impatiently because the longer the app process is open the less interviews they give out. My control freak self cannot handle the 0 control I have over this situation! Ugh!