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Tuesday, January 26, 2010



I received quite a few emails and comments after my last post about my mail and specifically about my mailman. Some of you have been asking if "my" mailman is still being nice and shoving/stuffing and generally pushing my packages into my miniature size mailbox.

Well, I thought I would give you a little update. As some of you may know, I am home again - as my contract with my previous employer ended last Friday, January 22. This means that I actually saw my mailman for the first time since last September and I have to say the news is NOT good.

First of all, I have to say that my ratio of packages delivered by Terry is horrible. Since the beginning of the year, he has had to deliver very few packages - which I suppose it not his fault, but that is only one of the issues :)

As you know, I live in an apt building with lots of seniors and this means that when Terry arrives he usually gets bombarded with people who are dying to get their mail - let me tell you that for 5 minutes each day - this guy IS the most popular guy on the block and yesterday was no different.

It seems that he has also changed his schedule of delivery, which I was not aware of - this meant that I kept having to check my mailbox for my books. So, I decided to make it easier on myself
and left him a post it note on my mailbox basically saying "Did ya drown? (it was raining alot yesterday) and ever so nicely said "where ^&%$$$%^% are my packages? (but in a nice way - I swear!).

As it turns out, I bumped into him anyway (which he was not too thrilled about since he was trying to get away before I could read the note that he wrote back to me) and we tried (and i do mean tried) to catch up a little on how things were going - but of course, this was pretty impossible since there were literally 7 people around us and everyone was talking AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!! I was exhausted just trying to find out if he actually had any mail for me and it only got worse as more people discovered that Terry was "here" UGH!

However, through all the action and commotion Terry somehow managed to tell me that "I was not aging as gracefully as he was ( we are both the same age) and that "nobody really wanted to hire me anyway and its no surprise I was not working".

Here is a picture I took today - I think I am aging pretty gracefully since I am actually 47!!!! (and I am not wearing ANY make up here)

At the time, none of this really registered because there was so much going on - but after I thought about it, I thought "WTF???" and sincerely hoped he was only joking as he seems to like to joke. So, I thought I would just tackle him today about it AND about what he wrote on his note back to me which basically said "I brought you a lot of packages last week, that should be enough".

Needless to say, my mailman is in trouble with me and guess what!!!

he knows it too cauz he managed to avoid me today (he sneaked in here and delivered the mail and then left before I could basically kill him arghghghghggh!

So, folks, my mailman is A BIG CHICKEN - Canada Post is going to be short a mailman as soon as I get my hands on him - if I can ever find him.

The things I do for my books!


bermudaonion said...

I can't believe he said that!

avisannschild said...

What an ass! I can't believe he said that either. Sounds actually kinda mean and not funny at all. (Now I know what you were talking about on FB!)

Best of luck with your newfound freedom!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh! This was hysterical! I laughed all the way through! You should enter that in some short story contest. and (by-the-way)I am 47 too!

Donna said...

You look great, Tina! Men! He probably thought about it too and knows he's in big trouble. I'm not surprised he did the avoidance thing!

cindysloveofbooks said...

OMG Tina he said that? That wasn't very nice and even if he said it as a joke its not nice. Like I told you on FB you really don't look 47 and when I met you I figured you were late 30s very early 40s and was surprised when you said your age.

Okay so there will be two MIA mailmen. I am about ready to off mine LOL. I swear he is keeping my books and reading them LOL

LOL my word verfication is latediva wonder if that is in reference to the books or the mailmen LOL

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