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(Denver Channel)   Most letter carriers don't give a crap if your mailbox is full and will still try to shove even more in there day after day. This guy however, is not one of those letter carriers   (thedenverchannel.com) divider line 63
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2014-04-25 11:58:00 PM  
I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.
 
2014-04-26 12:58:13 AM  
For a lot of elderly people the mailman is the only regular human contact they have.
 
2014-04-26 01:41:21 AM  

enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.


Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.
 
2014-04-26 01:58:14 AM  
no.  I'm pretty sure the majority of people that are living alone and die at home are discovered by the mailman.  Finding dead old people is like an unwritten part of their job.
 
2014-04-26 02:07:56 AM  

downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.


Heck, back in the day, my UPS driver would bring stuff addressed to my house to the office.  He'd also grab our office stuff and deliver it on the morning run even if it was sent ground.  FedEx gave us the gate code for the airport so we could take late packages straight to the plane.  (Pre-9/11, obviously.)

Memories light the corners of my mind.  Misty watercolor memories of the way things were
 
2014-04-26 02:08:21 AM  
Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.
 
2014-04-26 02:13:30 AM  

lewismarktwo: Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.


USPS should use this comment.
Really.
 
2014-04-26 02:17:53 AM  

lewismarktwo: Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.


What makes you think he was discovered in time? Isn't the saying with strokes "time lost is brain lost"? Dude's been lying on the floor stroking out for *days*. If he's still capable of such thoughts, I bet he wishes he was dead.
 
2014-04-26 02:23:10 AM  

lindalouwho: lewismarktwo: Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.

USPS should use this comment.
Really.


Wouldn't higher prices discourage people from using mail?  Or was that the joke..
 
2014-04-26 02:23:46 AM  
I watched my mailman destroy a bunch of books from amazon one day. They were just slightly too big to fit in the mailbox, at first. So he stuck to it and and jammed them the fark in there before I could put on some pants and run out there. Hindsight is 20/20, if I had run out there with no pants he probably would have stopped what he was doing.
 
2014-04-26 02:30:24 AM  
We!d be dead.

We live on a rural route and our mailbox is far from the house, so we don't check it daily.

If we get busy that week, and don't check it for a few days, our mailman will leave a nasty letter and shut off our mail service.

He's also famous around the po as being an asshole. Yay mailman.
 
2014-04-26 02:34:27 AM  

wumpus: I watched my mailman destroy a bunch of books from amazon one day. They were just slightly too big to fit in the mailbox, at first. So he stuck to it and and jammed them the fark in there before I could put on some pants and run out there. Hindsight is 20/20, if I had run out there with no pants he probably would have stopped what he was doing.


Nah. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night, nor naked customers shall keep whatnot from the other thing.
 
2014-04-26 02:36:59 AM  

Abox: lindalouwho: lewismarktwo: Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.

USPS should use this comment.
Really.

Wouldn't higher prices discourage people from using mail?  Or was that the joke..


Or just stop forcing them to pay for the pensions of employees who haven't even been born yet.
 
2014-04-26 02:38:13 AM  

Abox: lindalouwho: lewismarktwo: Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.

USPS should use this comment.
Really.

Wouldn't higher prices discourage people from using mail?  Or was that the joke..


Technology has steadily discouraged people from using mail. Hell, the only thing I've mailed for 10yrs is a rent check - bills come out of my account, all greeting cards sent by email etc.
My train of thought was actually to push the "human factor" to stave off USPS's eventual demise.

Also, I'm getting old. Might need that mailman's observation myself one day.
 
2014-04-26 02:41:55 AM  
I have a pretty older latina woman as my carrier.
/ wants to bone really bad
 
2014-04-26 02:44:57 AM  
For all the crap that USPS gets I always look to a comment the smartest guy I know* told me:

"Do you understand the absolute awesomeness that is the USPS?  Think about it, you drop a letter one place and in two or three days that letter ends up at the house of the recipient."


*Smartest guy I know is a Yale and Cornell educated lawyer.

It's something to think about.
 
2014-04-26 02:46:17 AM  

downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.


WTF?
 
2014-04-26 02:47:44 AM  
It's stories like this that make me even more pissed off at canada post for phasing out house to house mail carriers. This isn't the first story of its kind that i've heard.
 
2014-04-26 02:57:00 AM  
People give USPS a lot of shiat. Some of it, *a minority however*, is kind of deserved - after all, that NES game I shipped last week didn't smash itself. However, compared to the yahoos running post in foreign countries, USPS is a damn well oiled machine. A lot of my ebay packages go from the east coast to the west, and rarely take longer than 3-4 days at that (first class).

I couldn't even hope to compete with bigger sellers without them, once all the discounts were applied. On top of that, I'm on a rural route, and I know that they often deliver 'urgent' Fedex and UPS stuff. UPS at least can be bothered to stop here, but other than my new cell phone, Fedex was like NOPE for the first few months I've been here.
 
2014-04-26 02:59:48 AM  
Semi CSB:

I'm disabled. I can walk with a cane on even ground, but the trip to the mailbox is down a decline which I cannot handle. I have to get neighborhood children to bring me my mail from the box.

I was sitting on my porch the other day letting my dog extends-leash out to do dog stuff. Postman rolled up, and instead of shoving mail in my box, he got out and hand-carried my mail to me on the porch.

Took two minutes. Not a big thing. But greater than a letter-carriars mandate. I was impressed and somewhat humbled. I was greatful.

/CSB
 
2014-04-26 03:01:28 AM  
img.fark.net

This could make a good made for tv movie. Karl Malone is available to act, just may not want to be type-cast.

/Great story by the way
 
2014-04-26 03:05:46 AM  

thisisarepeat: downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.

WTF?


Not sure WTF the WTF was about?
 
2014-04-26 03:06:01 AM  
I think "meals on wheels" is my new favorite charity.  I'm willing to donate one 2 yr old great dane she weighs 100 lbs but i could probably put another 10 on her in 5 min.  Regardless I have $36 a pound in her in feed alone so I need a receipt for $40/pound cause she just ate my resting porterhouse off of the counter.
 
2014-04-26 03:08:44 AM  

downstairs: thisisarepeat: downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.

WTF?

Not sure WTF the WTF was about?


You posted a sign that directs ALL DELIVERERS to hurl the package over a fence?
 
2014-04-26 03:10:22 AM  

Tetrazphere: [img.fark.net image 722x1082]

This could make a good made for tv movie. Karl Malone is available to act, just may not want to be type-cast.

/Great story by the way


Yeah, Karl Malone certainly DELIVERS on screen.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-26 03:10:46 AM  

thisisarepeat: downstairs: thisisarepeat: downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.

WTF?

Not sure WTF the WTF was about?

You posted a sign that directs ALL DELIVERERS to hurl the package over a fence?



Even pizza's?
 
2014-04-26 03:16:18 AM  
About a year ago, my mail carrier crammed my mailbox so full of junkmail trash in one day that there was no room for real mail the next day. Since I was out of town for three days, by the time I got back the mail carrier had filed paperwork with the Postal Service declaring my address vacant and uninhabited, and ordering any and all mail for me to be returned to sender with a note that I had moved without forwarding address. Except the mail carrier kept coming back every day and refilling it with junkmail trash every time I emptied it out, so I didn't know what she had done until my bank called me a month and a half later to tell me my credit card was being cancelled for changing my address without proper notice.
 
2014-04-26 03:20:03 AM  

thisisarepeat: downstairs: thisisarepeat: downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.

WTF?

Not sure WTF the WTF was about?

You posted a sign that directs ALL DELIVERERS to hurl the package over a fence?


First of all Tetrazphere, no, not pizzas ;)

But yeah, UPS, USPS, FedEx... just hurl it over the gate.  I work upstairs and cant hear them.  And when I do on rare occasions, I have like 5 locks on my front door- not by my doing.  And most of what comes is cat food- no one wants to steal that ;)
 
2014-04-26 03:21:09 AM  

HotWingAgenda: About a year ago, my mail carrier crammed my mailbox so full of junkmail trash in one day that there was no room for real mail the next day. Since I was out of town for three days, by the time I got back the mail carrier had filed paperwork with the Postal Service declaring my address vacant and uninhabited, and ordering any and all mail for me to be returned to sender with a note that I had moved without forwarding address. Except the mail carrier kept coming back every day and refilling it with junkmail trash every time I emptied it out, so I didn't know what she had done until my bank called me a month and a half later to tell me my credit card was being cancelled for changing my address without proper notice.


I can see you managing to piss off your mail person.  I would just love to hear the reason.
 
2014-04-26 03:41:07 AM  

thisisarepeat: HotWingAgenda: About a year ago, my mail carrier crammed my mailbox so full of junkmail trash in one day that there was no room for real mail the next day. Since I was out of town for three days, by the time I got back the mail carrier had filed paperwork with the Postal Service declaring my address vacant and uninhabited, and ordering any and all mail for me to be returned to sender with a note that I had moved without forwarding address. Except the mail carrier kept coming back every day and refilling it with junkmail trash every time I emptied it out, so I didn't know what she had done until my bank called me a month and a half later to tell me my credit card was being cancelled for changing my address without proper notice.

I can see you managing to piss off your mail person.  I would just love to hear the reason.


It's a fairly common occurrence around the country, actually. You can use this newfangled intarwebs gizmo to look up all the complaints that have been filed about mail carriers that randomly decide they don't feel like delivering mail anymore, and just tell their boss the address is vacant, but then the USPS fails to check with the resident of the address to confirm it.
 
2014-04-26 03:47:17 AM  

jtown: downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.

Heck, back in the day, my UPS driver would bring stuff addressed to my house to the office.  He'd also grab our office stuff and deliver it on the morning run even if it was sent ground.  FedEx gave us the gate code for the airport so we could take late packages straight to the plane.  (Pre-9/11, obviously.)

Memories light the corners of my mind.  Misty watercolor memories of the way things were


I briefly worked with a retired Australia Post mailman. He said he would go to the local mall shopping centre and could name 80% of the people he walked past. He said it got him down sometimes.... he couldn't shut off his mind from doing that.

He also told me how he could understand USA workers "going postal". He said it's just a tidal wave of letters that come to the depot every day and it. Just. Never. Stops.
 
2014-04-26 05:27:23 AM  

enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.


I've gone a week without checking my mail. My mailman doesn't give a fark.
 
2014-04-26 05:31:46 AM  
Yeah you whippersnappers and your fancy email can't top that!
 
2014-04-26 05:51:57 AM  
i18.photobucket.com
Most people are good, and try to do otheir jobs well and make a difference for the better.
Some people are crappy, and don't.
 
2014-04-26 06:11:46 AM  
My brother had a stroke six weeks ago  The admitting doctor told us he had standing instructions with his wife to let him die.
 
2014-04-26 07:05:25 AM  

GDubDub: I'm disabled. I can walk with a cane on even ground, but the trip to the mailbox is down a decline which I cannot handle.


Seems like you should consider moving.  Your only access to and egress from your own home is via motorized vehicle?
 
2014-04-26 07:27:46 AM  
I check my mail about once a month.  The grocery store ads are usually out of date by then, but the offers to extend my car warranty or purchase Dish TV service at an incredible bargain rate, are always welcome.
 
2014-04-26 08:06:47 AM  

missmez: My brother had a stroke six weeks ago  The admitting doctor told us he had standing instructions with his wife to let him die.


O.o
 
2014-04-26 08:15:40 AM  
knuckledraggin.com

Whut?
 
2014-04-26 08:43:55 AM  

fusillade762: Abox: lindalouwho: lewismarktwo: Without door to door delivery this stroke victim may not have been discovered in time.  Just raise the price of a stamp to 75 cents already.

USPS should use this comment.
Really.

Wouldn't higher prices discourage people from using mail?  Or was that the joke..

Or just stop forcing them to pay for the pensions of employees who haven't even been born yet.


You mean it's being forced to operate its pension like every other private company is required to? The horror.
 
2014-04-26 09:09:20 AM  

HotWingAgenda: About a year ago, my mail carrier crammed my mailbox so full of junkmail trash in one day that there was no room for real mail the next day. Since I was out of town for three days, by the time I got back the mail carrier had filed paperwork with the Postal Service declaring my address vacant and uninhabited, and ordering any and all mail for me to be returned to sender with a note that I had moved without forwarding address. Except the mail carrier kept coming back every day and refilling it with junkmail trash every time I emptied it out, so I didn't know what she had done until my bank called me a month and a half later to tell me my credit card was being cancelled for changing my address without proper notice.



They weren't supposed to do that, at all.  I'd have a chat with the postmaster general about that.  Proper procedure states that all mail of a vacant house is supposed to be taken back to the station, and held for 10 days, THEN a "no forwarding address given." paperwork filled out.
 
2014-04-26 09:12:23 AM  
They are getting rid of all our door-to-door mail delivery here in Canada, since my mail-lady knows she's losing her job, she only delivers once or twice a week. One day last week she just threw the mail on the steps, didn't even bother with the box and when my neighbour called after her, she gave her the finger. Good old Canada post.
 
2014-04-26 09:32:52 AM  

Haplo127x: They are getting rid of all our door-to-door mail delivery here in Canada, since my mail-lady knows she's losing her job, she only delivers once or twice a week. One day last week she just threw the mail on the steps, didn't even bother with the box and when my neighbour called after her, she gave her the finger. Good old Canada post.


I haven't received mail in over a week. Not that I get a lot, just haven't even seen any junk mail either. Maybe my mail carrier feels the same.
 
2014-04-26 09:41:01 AM  

missmez: My brother had a stroke six weeks ago  The admitting doctor told us he had standing instructions with his wife to let him die.


Not to be callous but, so? He had a stroke, the hospital asked for an advanced directive, she requested an AND (Allow Natural Death).
 
Skr
2014-04-26 09:41:13 AM  

downstairs: And most of what comes is cat food- no one wants to steal that ;)


Not even cat burglars?
 
2014-04-26 09:56:00 AM  

Big Ramifications: jtown: downstairs: enthralledgeishagirl: I could see our Mail Carrier doing this. This guy deserves to be lauded and our MC will continue to get wine for the holidays.

Not sure where you live, but indeed all of our mail carriers know the neighborhood and neighbors very well.  I don't know of stories this intense, but I guarantee it would happen if the time and place were right.

Hell... our local UPS driver shoots me a hello even if he passes me blocks from my house... and I never even answer the door for UPS- just have a sign to throw it over the back fence.

Heck, back in the day, my UPS driver would bring stuff addressed to my house to the office.  He'd also grab our office stuff and deliver it on the morning run even if it was sent ground.  FedEx gave us the gate code for the airport so we could take late packages straight to the plane.  (Pre-9/11, obviously.)

Memories light the corners of my mind.  Misty watercolor memories of the way things were

I briefly worked with a retired Australia Post mailman. He said he would go to the local mall shopping centre and could name 80% of the people he walked past. He said it got him down sometimes.... he couldn't shut off his mind from doing that.

He also told me how he could understand USA workers "going postal". He said it's just a tidal wave of letters that come to the depot every day and it. Just. Never. Stops.


To be fair, everyone's job just never stops.
 
hej
2014-04-26 10:07:23 AM  
Isn't the damage pretty much done if you have a stroke and go seven days without treatment?
 
2014-04-26 10:31:23 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: Haplo127x: They are getting rid of all our door-to-door mail delivery here in Canada, since my mail-lady knows she's losing her job, she only delivers once or twice a week. One day last week she just threw the mail on the steps, didn't even bother with the box and when my neighbour called after her, she gave her the finger. Good old Canada post.

I haven't received mail in over a week. Not that I get a lot, just haven't even seen any junk mail either. Maybe my mail carrier feels the same.


I haven't received any real mail for a week.  I have, on the other hand, received exactly 1/4th of a full size garbage can worth of junk mail.  It's bad enough here that I keep my recycling bin right near by.

Main problem, of course, is this place has been around for over a hundred years, and for some reason all of these companies keep mailing dead people.  Granted, I never knew there were so many clothing lines for pastors, etc.  And man, old people get some sketchy, sketchy scam mail.  My recent favorite was the one letting the previous owner know that her home warranty had expired and the government would take her home if she didn't renew in one week.

/yeah, I do report those
//still get them, guessing no one cares
///gave up on writing "NOT AT THIS ADDRESS" on everything, never helped
 
2014-04-26 10:31:44 AM  

simrobert2001: HotWingAgenda: About a year ago, my mail carrier crammed my mailbox so full of junkmail trash in one day that there was no room for real mail the next day. Since I was out of town for three days, by the time I got back the mail carrier had filed paperwork with the Postal Service declaring my address vacant and uninhabited, and ordering any and all mail for me to be returned to sender with a note that I had moved without forwarding address. Except the mail carrier kept coming back every day and refilling it with junkmail trash every time I emptied it out, so I didn't know what she had done until my bank called me a month and a half later to tell me my credit card was being cancelled for changing my address without proper notice.


They weren't supposed to do that, at all.  I'd have a chat with the postmaster general about that.  Proper procedure states that all mail of a vacant house is supposed to be taken back to the station, and held for 10 days, THEN a "no forwarding address given." paperwork filled out.


I live in an apartment complex with 6 buildings (A-F) and 8 apartments in each building. Our mailboxes are in 2 banks of 24 each by the curb (with last name written inside the mailbox). Our MC is so picky that the name and address has to be perfect in order to be delivered. Occasionally someone will forget the building letter or the unit number so . . . "Return To Sender, Incomplete Address". It's not like they can't see the last name of everyone in building A or each apartment 8. Contrast that with my former MC who had no trouble with a card from my young niece addressed to "Aunt Catmandu" and will write in missing building or unit numbers.
 
2014-04-26 10:47:03 AM  

ktybear: missmez: My brother had a stroke six weeks ago  The admitting doctor told us he had standing instructions with his wife to let him die.

O.o


It's not entirely uncommon.  Since the whole Schaivo debacle, I've made it clear to everyone I'm close to that if I stroke out/have some horrible accident and end up a vegetable, I don't want to stay plugged in as well.  I don't want to spend 40 years connected to a ventilator...
 
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