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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-17-09 11:15 AM
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9. Never had my mail manhandled, but I've had to deal with
ditzy mail carriers and snotty mail clerks.

My regular mail lady just retired after serving us for nearly 14 years. I miss her already. I used to miss her when she was on vacation. She very rarely screwed up, if ever. The new mail lady is just a ditz. We could always tell when the regular lady was on vacation because we'd end up getting other people's mail and our own volume of mail dropped significantly, leaving me to wonder if other people were getting OUR mail. She's been told quite a few times when she messed up, and I started keeping a record of the screw ups with the intent of notifying the local postmaster but she seems to be trying harder.

The snotty mail clerk...two years ago I was mailing out cookbooks for a fundraising effort on another discussion board. A couple of times a week I would head down to the PO in another town close to mine because it's closer than my own PO. One Friday I get there a bit before lunchtime closing (1 PM) with my pile of packages. I hear the clerk say to someone else that she is done for the day at 1:00. OK so the clerk is busy putting postage on them and I'm waiting, and in the meantime a guy walks in and gets in line after me. That's when little miss pissypants post office clerk decides to chastise me by telling me that I really should get there EARLIER if I'm going to mail out these things.

Wha...????????? She had to wait till someone else was there to give me the business???

Why the fuck didn't she just lock the door when she saw me come in with the pile of envelopes so nobody else could come in?

I was shocked to say the least, and it wasn't until later that I thought, wow, I should have very sweetly (and with a touch of nastiness) asked her if I had gotten her in trouble by "making" her stay an extra five minutes.

My problem is that I never expect people to act like assholes so I'm unprepared with a snappy comeback.

sigh...


I should have written a letter to her supervisor probably.



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