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Sep. 12th, 2006

my mailperson is a bastage. seriously. i saw the mail truck pull up, about 15 minutes ago. as i'm awaiting some packages (school books, etc.) i practically hang my head out the window whenever i see them come. so i'm sitting here, six feet from the front door, the entire time that they're at the mailbox. i see they're gone, and i go out to check the mail, and find "sorry we missed you. you can come to the post office to pick up your parcel after 9/13."

....

.... the HELL?

you jerk butt, you didn't even ATTEMPT me! i don't have a car, you fuck tard, so if the box is of any size whatsoever, i'm going to have to.. walk 20 minutes to the bus stop, take the bus 20 minutes to the busiest post office i've ever SEEN, stand in line for approximately one decade, take the Mysterious Box of Whatever, wait for the bus, ride the bus 20 minutes, walk 20 more additional minutes uphill home - all because you're too freaking lazy to walk 10 feet and knock on my door.

in other news, i got Cocoon and the 3rd disc of Freaks and Geeks &hearts from netflix today.

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tnrkitect
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Well when you go, be sure to ask for the Postmaster of that particular Post Office, and ask to file a formal complaint about the whole business. There is no excuse for him to be that lazy.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
I tried doing that, and was only halfway through my first sentence of complaint when the guy actually YELLED at me, saying that the people working at the post office have NO control over that.

Too bad there's not a selection of carriers that you can switch to if they piss you off, like changing your phone company or cable.
jenniffer
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'd call the post office and tell them what happened. Ask to speak to the post master if you have to. There's no reason for you to be inconvienced like that just becuase he's a lazy fat ass.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
When I complained about it at the post office, the guy actually yelled at me, saying there's no control over it and that there are zero people in the building that have control over it, so I could NOT talk to someone else. It was also pointed out to me later that they can't always take parcels with them on their road trips, which is a bit more understanding, but that's better than just LYING about it.
talkingpotato
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
the note should have read "We're sorry I'm too lazy to ring your doorbell..please go way out of your way to get the box that I simply didn't feel up to delivering"
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
No doubt. Or, as it was pointed out to me that they don't always have room to bring every package with them, it could have read "We left it at the post office with any ounce of giving a damn, have fun retrieving it." instead of "Oops, we swear we knocked on your door and you didn't answer, you stupid wench!"
lunarfield
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
As the other's said, I'd report him. What a complete asshole. My post man always forgets to put my flag down, so it's like 5pm at night and I'm thinking the post guy is *way* late or like it's a holiday I'm unaware of. Dipshit.

And people wonder why post offices get all shot up with crazies with guns!
way2tired
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
at least when I worked there, it was a violation of policy for us to do that.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Things are different here in The 'Couve, apparently.

How's things with you, sir? It's been forever since you updated!
johnkeats
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
That is pretty sad. I'll join the band wagon on the
report him front. Civil and federal employees work
for the public and should at least make a token effort
of acting like it. Being a federal employee myself
I have some bases to say as much.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I mean, I can understand that, much like the DMV, it's not like we can get angry at their service and switch to a different provider, but STILL. I can also understand, somewhat, that after getting screamed at all the time by people while working at the post office, it can cause you to give less and less of a damn and immediately want to yell back at the person who is filing a complaint, but sheesh.
beccak1961
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
One time I went out right after the mailman and got the "missed you" yellow paper, I saw him at the neighbors so I chased him down, only to find out he didn't even *have* the package! Man, I called the post office and said you will send it out and I will not pick it up. I had it the next day.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
I think this is what happened. I understand that apartment complex mailboxes only allot so much room in the specific apartment's box as well as the bigger boxes that have the keys that they put into your box, but shouldn't there be a better note for that instead of pretending that they couldn't find you and that it's YOUR fault?

Jerks.

I'm still bitter ;)
ornotmajestic
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
I am currently home ALL DAMN DAY TODAY. Why? Because I have something being delivered UPS today that I HAVE to have today. I call UPS. "They can deliver anytime between 8am and about 7pm".

THE HELL? So I see a UPS truck down the street. I RUN down there, and the lady says "Oh, I only pick up packages from this storage area. The other guy delivers them. He may be out as late as 8pm tonight."

THE HELL?

So basically, if I leave to go do some MASSIVE studying that I have to get done, I will miss said delivery and then have the spend the next four days arranging for pickup times from local offices that are never open. I have a full day off today, was going to use it to study, and I end up hanging around my house.

Oh, to clarify, I need the package to study. Hi hard place, have you met rock? I live in between both of you.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I always feel awful having to GIVE that particular message. "Yes, you're having some expensive electronics sent to your house, they MIGHT be there tomorrow between 8 am and 5 pm. No, the driver cannot call you first."
grlleastlikely
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
complain to the postmaster and more than likely they'll redeliver it tomorrow.
idioscosmos
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
That's the nice thing about having a rural carrier. Ever since someone took my Collected Lyrical Works of Pushkin (and what kind of loser steals poetry anyway?) off my porch she comes up, knocks, and waits for me to get to the door.

Holiday cards work wonders. :-)
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
I always mean to have the only holiday cards that I give out be to the underappreciated people, like the bus drivers, the postal carriers, the garbage man.

I never get around to it, though. I stopped with holiday cards all together, as I feel that it's a waste of time, effort, and trees to send something to someone that will be tossed into the garbage, anyway.
eternitywaiting
Sep. 12th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I second what everyone said about contacting the post office and filing a complaint - you should be able to get it delivered, since it was obviously entirely your mail carrier's fault you didn't get it. I've got 5 bucks that say he just didn't feel like carrying it out of the truck.

I've had delivery people do that to me, but my biggest problem has been with business-related deliveries - you know, stuff that's kind of necessary in order for us to, you know, run the business. I was constantly getting notes on the door saying "Sorry we missed you" and getting excuses about how "the business wasn't open." Um, perhaps try ringing the doorbell? Of course a dessert food business isn't going to be open at 8am! But I'm sure as hell awake and sitting in the back room, waiting for a knock on the door or a ring of the bell so I can get my shit. Lazy and stupid, A+ combination.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
And when you work for the government, you don't HAVE to care, right? It's not like we can hate the service from the USPS and switch to a different provider, like changing our phone company!
bookwitch
Sep. 12th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
I hear ya
We have two mail carriers....one seems to be OK, the other is a moron.
Unfortunately, we seem to get the moron most often.
Case in point: it seems if it's raining, our mail is RIGHT UP BY THE OPENING, so it's nice and soaking wet. If it's a dry day, the mail is all the way in the friggin back of the mailbox (where, if it was raining, the mail would be dry, but it never gets that far back on rainy days.)

My husband actually saw him drop a piece of mail once, LOOK DOWN AT IT, and drive off without picking it up.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: I hear ya
I often wonder at how much mail I have gotten vs how much was actually sent to me.
rock_starlette
Sep. 13th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Extremely major suckage.
aspencreek
Sep. 13th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
That is such crap.

My mom couldn't leave work until the mail was delievered, so she's waiting and waiting and waiting... the mailman is starting to come up the street, and just before he gets to the house where the business is... HE GOES ON LUNCH BREAK! What a pisser.

That is such crap about your postal worker. I've heard that about UPS too.
evil_cupcake
Sep. 13th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
On a completely random note- I love that icon.
(no subject) - aspencreek - Sep. 13th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
baryon
Sep. 13th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
That lying lazy ass inconsiderate fucker! When I am in situations like that, it is the lying that really gets me. I hate it when I have to wait home all day for somebody. I really hate it when they never show up and then claim that I wasn't home.
aubkabob
May. 8th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
The joys of government customer service jobs. My boss recently went to the DMV during his lunch and was told that he was next in line, that they weren't busy at all. As soon as it was his turn, BOTH people that could handle what he needed closed their windows and went to lunch together... he had no choice but to wait for them to get back.

Infuriating.
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