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(Sun News Network)   Canada's fiercest winters won't stop the delivery of your mail. But if your stairs are two inches too high, forget about it   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 18
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4629 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Aug 2013 at 11:43 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-19 12:49:06 PM  
2 votes:

r1niceboy: the dog's bark is not aggressive


This always makes me laugh.   "My dog wouldn't hurt anybody."  That might be the case, but how the f*ck is the postal carrier supposed to know that? Smart people treat dogs as potentially aggressive unless proven otherwise.
2013-08-19 11:51:43 AM  
2 votes:
The Sun bashing the unionized Canada Post? Unpossible.

They are trying to pull the same "PRIATIZE IT!!!" bullsh*t the Repubs are doing to the USPS. Thing is people talk about how rural areas in the US wouldn't get serviced by the courier companies because they would lose money. Now multiply that by a jallion in the barren wasteland that is 99.9% of Canuckerland.
2013-08-19 11:50:06 AM  
2 votes:

Tricky Chicken: Can I do this to my stairs and get the mailman to stop coming?  All he brings are mass market fliers and credit card applications.  I wish I wish he'd go away.


Send the credit card application back stuffed with the market fliers.
2013-08-19 11:49:42 AM  
2 votes:
Solution, put a mail box next to the planter.   Unless the postie deems the reach too far and dangerous.

/Never use CP if I can help it.
2013-08-19 11:45:42 AM  
2 votes:
LOL, union jobs.
2013-08-19 04:16:09 PM  
1 votes:

Venar: "why should I apologize for anything?"

And here I though Canadians were know for their apologies.


I am sorry but you were misinformed.

It is the British who are known for their beautiful apologies.  For example, see Hugh Grant's beautiful apology when he was caught hiring a hooker (was that a transvestite hooker or am I confusing him with Eddie Murphy?)

Canadians are known for both apologizing when they bump into each other, etc. This is due to No Fault Insurance. Regardless of who is responsible, both parties apologize as it costs them nothing.

Instead of apologizing, Americans usually sue each other or, when appropriate, somebody richer. They are also known for not apologizing but instead finding Jesus. Jesus is the American "Get out of jail free card". Apparently he is easy to find, provided you can afford a lawyer to find him for you.
2013-08-19 03:34:48 PM  
1 votes:
Man do I hate old people.
2013-08-19 03:18:07 PM  
1 votes:

redmid17: I hate to agree with an old curmudgeon, but he's right. If you can't deal with an extra 2", you probably shouldn't be delivering mail.


It's not about the extra effort, it's about the unexpected step height. On steps with unusual heights, or stairways with uneven step heights (the stairs in question have both issues) falls are significantly more likely. Which is why we have codes about step height in the first place. The postal service shouldn't have to risk the safety of their employees just because this guy can't be bothered to install his stairs correctly.
2013-08-19 02:49:01 PM  
1 votes:

Babwa Wawa: r1niceboy: But a dog behind a door is usually just shouting that there's someone behind my owner's door. It's not a life-threatening situation, unless of course, that the dog can open two sets of doors. Or has a bazooka.

A screen door won't stop any but the smallest of dogs.  I'm sure it's far less inconvenient for you to just shut your dog than it is for your mail carrier to wonder whether the dog is aggressive, and if so, whether the screen door is strong enough to hold it.

It's a reasonable policy, particularly when there are 500 or 1000 residences on a route.


A screen door, the main door, both closed, AND the dog musn't bark? Gimme a break.
2013-08-19 02:36:31 PM  
1 votes:

r1niceboy: But a dog behind a door is usually just shouting that there's someone behind my owner's door. It's not a life-threatening situation, unless of course, that the dog can open two sets of doors. Or has a bazooka.


A screen door won't stop any but the smallest of dogs.  I'm sure it's far less inconvenient for you to just shut your dog than it is for your mail carrier to wonder whether the dog is aggressive, and if so, whether the screen door is strong enough to hold it.

It's a reasonable policy, particularly when there are 500 or 1000 residences on a route.
2013-08-19 02:16:47 PM  
1 votes:

Babwa Wawa: r1niceboy: the dog's bark is not aggressive

This always makes me laugh.   "My dog wouldn't hurt anybody."  That might be the case, but how the f*ck is the postal carrier supposed to know that? Smart people treat dogs as potentially aggressive unless proven otherwise.


But a dog behind a door is usually just shouting that there's someone behind my owner's door. It's not a life-threatening situation, unless of course, that the dog can open two sets of doors. Or has a bazooka.
2013-08-19 01:18:27 PM  
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: "This guy comes along and he can't do his job? Then he shouldn't be delivering mail."

That sounds like exactly what's happening.

Also, why would and elderly man with limited mobility have steps that are difficult to climb?


Very much this.

"The postal carrier shouldn't be a pussy and step those extra 2 inches."

"Why don't you walk that distance if it is such a small effort?"

"Cause I got health issues."

/Just make the stairs more accessable
//You just admitted to it being an issue
2013-08-19 01:10:31 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, Winnipeg...

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2013-08-19 12:53:46 PM  
1 votes:
"This guy comes along and he can't do his job? Then he shouldn't be delivering mail."

That sounds like exactly what's happening.

Also, why would and elderly man with limited mobility have steps that are difficult to climb?
2013-08-19 12:49:46 PM  
1 votes:

outtatowner: So far, in 8 years of having rural to-side-of-road mailbox delivery we have had exactly NONE of these issues. That is until 2 weeks ago when apparently a supervisor did a round around the circuit. For 8 years the mailman would always wave and say hi whenever he could (80km/h zone, so loud).

My mailbox is literally touching my neighbours (only 2 of them in that row). They are off-set by <2 inches at the front-flap. Yep, got an issuance to move it 2 inches forward into perfect line with neighbour.

First one in 8 years. Hoping it's just an overzealous super new to the jorb. Sigh.

Go Canada, where if you live in Ottawa, you still address by pre-amalgamation burrows since the city is too cheap to pay to have the address-space organized. Seriously, in the Snowy North (tm) capital we have such duplicity of addresses by road name it's silly. Not to mention more farm-land than some African countries. I mean we have a farm not 5km away from parliament buildings. With cows and everything!

//end csb


Hey now, if they change the address space, I can see my neighbours organizing a de-amalgamation bid. It's bad enough that all the farms around here have "Carleton County - YES!" signs. I would like to keep my cheap-ass municipal bus service that goes out to the boonies.

/Richmond represent!
2013-08-19 12:27:01 PM  
1 votes:
i hate unions
but i side with the postie on this one
14" is way too high.
and the home owner wouldnt let him cross the grass to get to a box on the side of the house.
homeowner sounds like a dick
2013-08-19 12:06:37 PM  
1 votes:
14" is about twice the maximum stair rise of most (US) building codes. The fact they allow up to a 12" step is generous. But that mailman sounds like a total dick.
2013-08-19 11:46:23 AM  
1 votes:
Can I do this to my stairs and get the mailman to stop coming?  All he brings are mass market fliers and credit card applications.  I wish I wish he'd go away.
 
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