Is this legal? mail lady skips us

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Brian, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi. We live at a culldasac here. Since the neighbors put a house at the end
    of the road, and had the really small, crappy circle (only person who can
    make the turn is the small mail truck), there has been nothing but trouble.
    Mainly with the USPS.

    If there is a single car on the culldasac, or on the side of the road out
    front of my house or the neighbors across the street (The houses next to the
    one at the end), the mail lady turns right around when she turns on to our
    street and we don't get our mail.

    Today, the town dumped a bunch of stuff at the end of the road, some piping,
    big cement blocks and fill. The mail lady today skipped us because of this.
    she says that her supervisor has said that if she cant make the turn, to
    turn around down the street and not deliver our mail box. We get "Box
    blocked [date]" written on a letter when we finally get the mail.

    Now, there is no way that the USPS can tell us that we can't use the side of
    the road or "circle" or else we dont get our mail. The boxes themselves are
    not blocked, I think the mail lady, although really nice and cool, just
    doesnt want to take the time to maneuver the truck a little or step out if
    she can avoid it.

    I will have to speak with the supervisor.. this is rediculous... anyone have
    any comments or advice here?
    Brian, Jun 25, 2003
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  2. Brian

    Slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as Brian continued:
    Take her hostage.
    Feed her feet-first to a crocodile or alligator.
    Make her walk 50 yards over broken glass to get *her* mail.
    Guaranteed Success !!
    Slumpy, Jun 25, 2003
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  3. Brian

    Ruada Guest

    No its not. Go over her head. This is her excuse for being lazy. You need
    the Supervisor to make a site visit. We've played this game before.
    Ruada, Jun 25, 2003
  4. Brian

    Greg M Guest

    The situation is undoubtly frustrating as hell. But she's probably
    fully within the rules.

    I would ask if she could make " a little better effort" to get you
    your mail. Perhaps even moving your box. You ought to complain to
    your town as well.

    The bar next door got into a habit of pushing their snow and
    almost completely blocking my post box. I finally borrowed a
    plow and pushed the snow in front of one of their doors. They got the

    The postman still delivered, but he did have to "jack" his truck
    around to do so.
    Greg M, Jun 25, 2003
  5. Brian

    phrogee Guest

    You never want to feed a human to a gator feet first, there is always a
    possible of the gator choking..
    phrogee, Jun 25, 2003
  6. Brian

    Slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as phrogee continued:
    Only if they suffer from Stinkfoot (scientists know this exquisite little
    inconvenience by the name of Bromodrosis...) ;-)
    Slumpy, Jun 25, 2003
  7. Brian

    Chris C. Guest

    What you should do then is request that they install a box at the entrance
    Why should Brian waste his time going down that whole street?
    Chris C., Jun 25, 2003
  8. Brian

    Henry S C Guest

    What you should do then is request that they install a box at the
    Good point. Why doesn't Brian give the mail lady a copy of his front door
    key, then she can let herself in, find Brian and shove the mail up his arse.
    Henry S C, Jun 25, 2003
  9. Brian

    Brian H¹© Guest

    X-No-Archive: Yes
    Errrrr...erm... Slumpy said:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Now I'm ROTFLMAO.
    Sorry Slumpy, but I couldn't resist :-S
    Brian H¹©, Jun 25, 2003

    Monday, 17-Aug-98 01:09:13 writes:

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    1113 N. 19 ½

    McAllen,TX 78501

    #2) R. Overton

    P.O. Box 18818

    So. Lake Tahoe, CA 96151

    #3) KEVIN LEE



    #4) Stephanie Hicks

    1283 Evening Canyon

    Henderson NV 89014

    #5) Matt Madracki

    P.O. Box 1529

    Sutton West, Ontario

    L0E 1R0

    #6)Ronald Andrews

    2100 beekman place apt.1m

    new york,ny 11225

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    to the list.

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    various newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites,


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    MINIMUM OF 200**

    That's it! You will begin receiving money from around the world within days!
    You may eventually want to rent a P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail

    will receive. If

    you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to use, as long as

    the postman will deliver it.


    Now the WHY part:

    Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a very low example). So
    then I made $5.00 with my name at #6 on the letter. Now, each of the 5

    who just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 200

    postings, each with my name at #5 and only 5 persons respond to each

    of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for me, now those 25 each

    make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only 5 replies each, I

    will bring in an additional $125.00! Now, those 125 persons turn

    around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at #3 and only receive 5

    replies each, I will make an additional $626.00! OK, now here is the

    fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200 letters with

    my name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that just made me

    $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message to 200

    newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons per 200

    newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With an original

    investment of only $6.00! AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the

    list, you just take the latest posting in the newsgroups, and send

    out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting your name at number 6

    again. And start posting again. The thing to remember is: do you

    realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the

    internet and reading these articles everyday?, JUST LIKE YOU are

    now!! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works?? I think

    so... People have said, &quote;what if the plan is played out and no

    one sends you the money? So what! What are the chances of that

    happening when there are tons of new honest users and new honest

    people who are joining the internet and newsgroups everyday and are

    willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new

    users, every day, with thousands of those joining the actual


    Remember: play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really


, Jun 25, 2003
  11. Have you been eating the yellow snow again. };P
    «{\\/}ú[}ßð/\\/è», Jun 25, 2003
  12. Brian

    Slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as «{\/}ú[}ßð/\/è» continued:
    Only since I moved to Montana ;-)
    Slumpy, Jun 25, 2003
  13. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Well guys. our boxes are on the sides of the roads out at the ends of the
    front yards. today the girl who lives at the house at the end of the road
    was out at the box, the mail lady i guess isnt too mean to see her and turn
    around so she came up, gave their mail and did 10 seconds maneuvering and
    backing up and had no trouble putting our mail in our box. next time it
    happens i will go to the post office and speak to the manager and get some
    stuff straight

    thanks all
    Brian, Jun 25, 2003
  14. Safety has gone nutty fruitcake stupid now-a-days with OSHA breathing down
    corporate backs and fining the piss out of they take no chances.
    So you will have to.......
    1. Make a bigger circle in your cul-de-sac
    2. Move your mail box down the road
    3. Get a PO Box
    BananaPannaPoe, Jun 25, 2003
  15. Brian

    Scribner Guest

    Contact your local member of Congress. Take a few photographs of the
    situation so that they can see what you are talking about. A letter
    is nice, but showing up at the field office, with letter and
    photographs in hand, puts a face to the problem. Receiving mail is a
    privilege, and not a right. Hence it can be revoked. But they need a
    good reason and maybe your local elected Federal official can lean
    upon them. Remember, don't raise your voice. Just be reasonable and
    I'm sure that they will be reasonable. It would even be better if you
    had a few of your neighbors accompany you, as well. So that it
    doesn't look like it is just you. A neighborhood issue is given
    greater weight than a lone complaint. And if the Postmaster doesn't
    give you the answer that you want, feel free to go back to the
    Congressperson. Keep his or her office informed every step of the way
    "as a courtesy."
    Scribner, Jun 25, 2003
  16. Brian

    Slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as Scribner continued:
    If that doesn't work tell him you know where he lives and you will come
    round and shit in his mailbox. Amazing how people get things moving if they
    think you're taking them hostage.
    Slumpy, Jun 25, 2003
  17. Did you bring Nanook with you?
    «{\\/}ú[}ßð/\\/è», Jun 26, 2003
  18. Brian

    Slumpy Guest

    "So, Mr Slumpy you *really* are the perpetual comedian, aren't you ?" I
    threw back my head and roared with laughter as «{\/}ú[}ßð/\/è» continued:
    Nah, left him making jam in Joe's Garage ;-)

    (I thought that was raaather clever)
    Slumpy, Jun 26, 2003
  19. Very clever, left me momentarily responsless.
    «{\\/}ú[}ßð/\\/è», Jun 26, 2003
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