Thursday, April 7, 2011

Priority Mail – If the mailman decides to come today

There are lots of good things about living in a small town.  Traffic is when it takes more than 5 minutes to get across town, locals complain about the line at the DMV if there are more than 3 people in front of them and I can get fresh organic food from local farms at a fraction of the cost.  But all of that goodness comes at a price.  The nearest mall is 32 miles away (which sucks if you are a city girl), the job market is limited and the Mailman picks-up and delivers mail when he feels like it.
I find it intriguing that I have become friends with the FedEx guys Darren and George, and the UPS guys John and John (weird how they have the same name) but for some reason unknown to me the mailman is elusive.  I have tried to say hi on numerous occasions, but he ignores me.  When I have a package that has to be signed for, I get this look like I just inconvenient him.  I am vexed by his behavior and it saddens me that he is so unfriendly, because he is very cute…except for that attitude of his.  So when Christmas rolls around and Darren, George and the John’s all get cookies and gift cards, you my friendly postman will get nothing!
And would it really hurt you to deliver my mail everyday (except Sunday), I only live a mile from the post office for Pete’s sake. I put a priority box in the mail Saturday morning and he didn't come on Saturday, then he removed the package on Monday and put it back in the mail box on top of the rest of the mail, so it did not leave town until Tuesday.

7 comments:

  1. Tell him to kneel to the sailor queen, or you'll shove some utility bills up his crack! :D

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  2. Oh Scott, I think you just found C.G's new nickname! Strange that the mailman is so elusive...maybe he's not from the area, and really hates his job.

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  3. I don't know any of my delivery or mail people but then again I don't know the cops either. I feel like your little town should have a television show. I love hearing about it.

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  4. I agree with Liz. Your little town sounds facinating. I live in a small town as well, but not as intriguing. Yours reminds me of the small town of Funny Farm.

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  5. I also live in a small town where the nearest big city is just over 100 miles away. If I want to physically go to a bookstore like Barnes & Noble, it just over a 2 hour drive. I totally agree that living in a small town is fun but the mailman... he'd drive me nuts. Thank goodness I don't have to deal with him, because he'd be sporting a new butt from me ripping him a new one. Drives me nuts when people being paid to do a service, act as though you have the audacity to ask something of him. Is there no one you can talk to? Sigh .... We'll stick Scott onto him... that should sort it all out! LOL

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  6. So i see a new book - Sailor Queenie Takes On The Boys At The Door (and then some) - lol But yeah that's ridiculous and you should bring it at least to the mail carrier's attention with a big ol' WHY did you do that since you live in a small town. It would be interesting to hear the excuse. By the way when you do be standing at the box peeling an apple with a big ol' butcher knife. *grins*

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  7. I grew up in a small town and I have never lived in a city but I am quite comfortable here in the suburbs of Atlanta. I love my mail carrier; I don't know his name but he brings my mail faithfully every day and always waves when I see him. I guess I kind of took him for granted until now. No more!

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