San Francisco Ballet’s new season opens this week. But many of the company’s season subscribers hadn’t received their tickets. “Subscribers ordinarily receive their tickets in December, well before the season opens during the last week of January. But as of Jan. 9, subscribers still had not received their tickets. The problem apparently lies with an Illinois company that was hired to provide the ticket services but ‘completely blew it’.” How? They sent tickets third-class mail rather than first-class.