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America's Laziest Postman, Or What "Essential" Government Money Is Spent On

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After seeing this, it may be no wonder the rest of the non-mail-providing-public in the US goes "postal."...

 

 

Via Mediaite,

When this United States Postal Worker delivered a package to a home in LaGrange, Georgia recently, chances are she didn’t know she was being taped. If she had, she certainly would not have driven all the way across the front lawn to the door to deliver the small package.

 

According to resident Mark Anderson, who had installed a security camera to check on his disabled mother, the package in question weighed just two pounds, three ounces. “There was no meteorological” reason, he said, that she needed to get that close to his front door to deliver it.

 

Now that the video has more than half a million views on YouTube, Anderson is worried she might lose her job. “I don’t want someone to lose their job with the way things are these days, but she shouldn’t have done that,” he said.

 

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Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:08 | 4028307 Sudden Debt
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Same over here in Europe. Our postman always drive up to my mailbox with his Mercedes... yes mercedes... and sticks in my mail through his window. It's starting to piss me off because every time he takes off, his tires dig a hole in my lawn.
Also, there's a corner broken off from my marble wall around my yard and I'm sure that fucker hit it with his car. But I never thought about a camera... to bad it's forbidden to film people over here...

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:08 | 4028316 Gene Parmesan
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Do something about it.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:10 | 4028322 Stoploss
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What happened? I couldn't see anything due to a pink blob.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:14 | 4028329 Zer0head
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So SuddenDebt refers to the

"marble wall around my yard"

 

funniest comment in history on ZH

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:27 | 4028369 nope-1004
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Fat, lazy, unionized POS.  Wonder why we're broke?  FFS.

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:38 | 4028408 Xibalba
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You should see how the IRS does it

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:53 | 4028454 Stackers
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No "metorlogical" reasons -- just one gigantic gultomus maximus reason.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:57 | 4028458 WonderDawg
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So Honey Boo Boo's mom finally got a job?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:09 | 4028494 ndotken
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The dude should have sold this video to FedEx rather than posting it on Youtube for nothing.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:19 | 4028523 Pure Evil
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As comic relief toward the end of the video I was hoping the package would explode showering the front porch with all types of colorful party streamers.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:41 | 4028560 The Big Ching-aso
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The Postgal Always Tears Up the Lawn Twice?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:08 | 4028831 smlbizman
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......when do you think was the last time her "lawn" was tore up???????

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:19 | 4028853 akak
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That's not a lawn, it's an abandoned field full of crabgrass and one dead beaver.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:26 | 4028889 James_Cole
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Not sure this is exclusive to .gov workers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiTo13fPKVk

This is why having most people replaced by robots is really not that bad a thing..

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:14 | 4029008 nmewn
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"This is why having most people replaced by robots is really not that bad a thing.."

lol...lets just let that one rest right there...and simmer for a bit, for the frogs in the pot to appreciate.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 22:02 | 4029150 Clever Name
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I think the temperature's just about right!

Ahhhhh....

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 22:54 | 4029287 Manthong
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I don’t need to go to the post office often, but I do enjoy it when I do go.

It is like time is altered.. like in the Matrix when the Karate moves happen in slow-mo or when you are approaching the speed of light.

 I feel as if my life has been extended a bit.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 06:30 | 4029690 GetZeeGold
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Because the mail never stops.

 

IT JUST KEEPS COMING AND COMING!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL6ubXD9ZjY

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 07:02 | 4029714 Oh regional Indian
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What I'd like to know is how much Grumman paid to supply those ugly trucks to the USPS on what seems liek a life time contract.

Given that they are an MIC company, I'm sure these trucks give no better than 2 mpg.

If the USPS, with it's defined route went electric.....

What if, eh?

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 07:55 | 4029757 kralizec
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I'd give them Fiskers or Teslas...  ;)

PS-I bet this she-whale hits a lot of drive-thru's too...I think I see a net drag on healthcare costs too.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:00 | 4029299 dogbreath
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amorphous lipid

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:29 | 4029530 fourchan
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patrick's mom.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 04:14 | 4029632 chumbawamba
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In California, either nepotism amongst Asian postal workers has gone rampant, or the US has sold the USPS to the Chinese to repay part of the $2 trill we owe them.  Every post office I go to now is staffed with Asians of some sort.  It has nothing to do with their Asianness, just something I started noticing and confirmed by a recent visit to 5 different post offices in different cities across my region in one day.   However, it has everything to do with their rotten attitude, incompetence, inability to speak or sometimes comprehend the English language in a professional manner, and the fact that the chances of losing a letter or parcel in their system increase daily.  And then try to cash a money order of any size: more than half the time they claim they can't honor it, and we so sorry, come back later.  WTF?  That's check kiting, mother fuckers!

I can't see USPS lasting more than a couple more years whether the management actually does anything about it or not, or whether Congress intervenes.  The Post Office is quickly becoming irrelevant.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 06:29 | 4029693 PT
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What's that saying again?  You know, when you bought something cheap but then it breaks two days later.  And when you complain to someone, they say to you :

"WELL, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?  YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!" 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:40 | 4028411 Bad Attitude
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Wow, that video makes me especially grateful to have the postman I have! He is friendly, and he will walk to the front door to deliver packages. And, if he thinks someone might be home, he rings the door bell and waits.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:20 | 4028855 Rick Blaine
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Yeah, same here.

The post office near me is great.  They are all nice and have good personalities...and more importantly, they always have good music playing (100.7 KSLX) in their building.

Every time I'm in there, it's really, really hard for me not to tell the younger people working there that they aren't going to get the pensions/benefits they were promised.

...then again, if I did suggest that possibility to them, maybe they wouldn't be so nice to me...

 

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:18 | 4029515 financial apoca...
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he fuks your wife

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:54 | 4028451 Son of Loki
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PLEEEZE don't get me started on postal workers! My carrier is superb but some of the people behind the counter at the PO are so LAZY!

You would think you were asking them to walk 100 miles thru 120 degree desert in Iraq when you ask them to mail a couple of packages....

GOD FORBID they have to lift a finger for that $75,000-$80,000 a year median salary.

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:57 | 4028457 Stackers
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yep, my carrier is polite and always has a smile. ........ the chodes down at the office are another story all together

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 08:20 | 4029786 RKDS
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The difference between one post office and another can be like night and day.  I used to tolerate the one in Harrisburg.  They had one lady at the desk, probably in her 40s, who was always really helpful.  The other two were just like they were mad that they had to come to work and do stuff.  I've been running a very small mail online business and just getting a shipping receipt out of them was like pulling teeth.  Unfortunately, I think the former retired or got laid off and was replaced by a black guy with less attitude but more laziness than the two black women.  It was so bad that I just stopped mailing stuff from Harrisburg.  My local post office that I can only get to on Saturdays is pretty good.  One of the guys there looks a little burnt out but he still does his job better than anybody left in Harrisburg.  Also I've never had a problem with any USPS carrier, though I've had my share of beat up UPS/FedEx/DHL packages.  These are the people I try to think of when people talk about the post office.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:05 | 4028480 Bay of Pigs
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It took these Turds (USPS) 14 days to deliver a package (less than 5 lbs), from Maui to the mainland West Coast.

Cost me $40 for "priority" mail. WTF are we paying for anyway?

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:25 | 4028536 stacking12321
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i call BS on this!

$40 is for express mail 5lbs, not regular priority, from hawaii to mainland.

if they really did take 14 days, then you can get your money back, as express mail is a guaranteed service:

"This 1 or 2 day service includes tracking, proof of delivery, and insurance up to $100 with a money-back guarantee." -usps.com

if you really did use regular priority mail, then it didn't cost $40, it's $18.70 for 5 lbs if you printed the label online, or $11.30 if you fit it in a medium flat rate box.

 

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:36 | 4028556 Bay of Pigs
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Funny you ask about that. Thats what I said, but was told, "Sorry, you said priority and not express". No refund on priority, only express.

So they basically lied to my face when I mailed it. Charged me moar with lousier service. Simply outstanding.

And yes, it was $40 bucks. I have the receipt.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:32 | 4029055 stacking12321
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i'll take your word for it, but that's odd, sounds like they charged you for express but shipped it priority? i've never seen that happen and i ship a lot with usps.

i print my own shipping labels online, if you are talking about just priority, you could've printed the label online at usps.com and shipped it for under $19.

usually only parcel post can take 14 days; in my experience from CA to HI with priority i've had real good luck, usually 2 days.

 

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:40 | 4028581 Oldwood
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I have mailed letters "next day" at USPS. It took four days to deliver it forty miles. Turns out it takes the exact same route as all other mail except it is "guaranteed" which means if it doesn't make on time they refund the money. How many would go to the trouble of going to the post office to collect their refund if its a day late. Its just a joke and a scam. It would have been faster for me to hand deliver it given two trips to the post office and numerous phone calls. And look on the wall at the post office. They list everything they don't mail. Its a significant list. No wonder UPS and FEDEX do as well as they do with the government to compete against.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:24 | 4028877 FEDbuster
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I sell a bunch of stuff on FeEbay and use the USPS almost everytime.  Most (90%) of my 1st class packages are less than 12 oz, and get to their destination within 1-3 days.  I like being able to track them easily on FeEbay. 

I wonder if she checks her ass crack and other folds at the end of the day for small packages and letters?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:38 | 4029077 pepperspray
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First Class parcels are a smokin deal

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:34 | 4028562 yabyum
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Bay, Watcho gettin' from Maui under five lbs?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:38 | 4028570 Bay of Pigs
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Sent my Dad some mac nuts for his 92nd Birthday. It came a week late although I mailed it over a week early.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:55 | 4028622 akak
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It probably was sidetracked for extra scrutiny and X-ray analysis due to the suspicious nature of the contents and/or sender.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:24 | 4028887 FEDbuster
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The fact that you didn't use a flat rate priority box for $6 to $17. depending on size and paid $40. says alot.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:10 | 4028989 Bay of Pigs
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What part of this don't you get? That was the charge, $40 bucks. There wasn't any other option offered to me. WTF do you want me to say?

Not only were they not honest, they were rude when questioned about it.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:16 | 4029011 fonzannoon
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you have probably posted a thousand times on this site BOP and leave it to a post about mail to get your balls broken, lol.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 04:44 | 4029647 leftcoastfool
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B of P:

I used to work on an outlying US territory in the Pacific and our mail came through Honolulu.  They would ROUTINELY lose our mail or send it to a different island (despite different zip codes!).  It sounds like one way or another you got ripped off: either they charged you way too much for Priority Mail or they owe you the money back from the guarantee for Express Mail.  Here's what I'd suggest - Take your receipt to the local Postmaster and try to get some satisfaction.  If that doesn't work go to the Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General's website at uspsoig.gov (they're currently down for the gub'mint shutdown!).  There you can report fraud, theft, and misconduct.  I used that site three or four times and they were surprisingly responsive.  Contact them - it's better than just letting this fester...

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:55 | 4029554 All Risk No Reward
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Be glad it arrived at all.  We've received packages with goods stolen from inside the package multiple times out of Hawaii.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 04:45 | 4029648 leftcoastfool
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I had that happen on a package I sent from Seattle to Pennsylvania a few years back...

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 01:27 | 4033104 Abbie Normal
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Sounds about right if you used your own box instead of the flat rate ones.  That's the price of living in paradise.  And don't even get me started about those Parcel Select return shipping labels -- it takes 6-8 WEEKS to send something back to the vendors and when they receive it, some will deny a refund because it's past their 60-day return policy.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:32 | 4028552 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Nitpick regarding the article's title: no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office. It is self funding, and if it wasn't required to prefund, decades in advance and in full, its future health care benefit payments to retirees, it would be operating at a profit.

But hey, congress loves to have slush funds to loot, especially when they can shift the blame for the losses to others. And the post office is such an easy target.

Having said that, I can't excuse this individual postal employee for practically turfing someone's lawn.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:24 | 4029029 mcgoverntm
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Re: "no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office."  That is true, as far as it goes, but it does not go far enough in explaining the USPS monopoly and what it means to US citiizens.

The USPS has a monopoly on delivering first-class US mail.  The rates are set by Congress.  The monopoly status was given to the USPS in a (liberal-fascist, expansionist) Supreme Court decision, but I challenge anyone to show me where the US Constitution gives the USPS a monopoly.  The US Constitution establishes the USPS, but says nothing beyond that.

So, it does not matter that ""no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office" when citizens are forced by law to use the USPS for first-class mail and are forced to pay what the US Congress says they shall pay.

The packages delivered in this video may, or may not, have been first-class mail.  For other than first-class mail, there are other carriers available (UPS, Fedex).  But to say that ""no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office" while formally true, is grossly misleading. 

Let's remove that supposedly-Constitutional monopoly and let the USPS charge whatever they want for their services.  How long do you think that they would last in the free market?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 22:33 | 4029239 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Re: "no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office."  That is true

Yep, and that's the point I was making.

as far as it goes, but it does not go far enough in explaining the USPS monopoly and what it means to US citiizens.

Well of course, it doesn't go anywhere at all in explaining that. Why would it? My comment addressed the title of the article.

So, it does not matter that ""no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office"

It's the only thing that does matter. That was the whole point of my comment.

But to say that ""no government money, "essential" or not, is spent on the post office" while formally true, is grossly misleading.

What is misleading is your use of the logical fallacy known as a red herring. The government mandated monopoly that the post office has on first class mail has nothing to do with the title of this article nor my criticism of it.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 06:35 | 4029692 Lost My Shorts
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You are missing a big point here, which is so typical of the haters and wingnuts on this site.

The USPS is required by law also to render services for the same price anywhere in the US, from Podunk, ID to Manhattan.  There is a heavy cross-subsidy of rural and far-away citizens (expensive to serve) by urban and suburban (cheap to serve).  That is the reason for the monopoly.  If private companies were allowed to cherry-pick the easy business, leaving the USPS with only the expensive business, of course, the USPS would collapse.

The USPS monopoly is not the product of commie socialist liberal bla bla bla.  It's the product of rural and small town interests, and Alaska and Hawaii, who want subsidized service.  Look at the fight the USPS faces just to close down uneconomical small town post offices.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 13:36 | 4030997 Almost Solvent
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Bingo. Most rural areas are super team-red and can you imagine the shitshow if it cost $25 to mail one single letter to/from super rural area?

 

Unless you live 100% off the grid - we're all government welfare queens, the only difference is where along the way the government welfare was injected.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 14:02 | 4031104 akak
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Your hypothetical scenario is exaggerated in the extreme, if not utterly dishonest.

Does food cost 20 or 25 times more for rural Americans than those in urban areas?  Does clothing cost 20 or 25 times more?  Does gasoline?  Does anything

Yes, some if not many of those things cost more than in urban areas, but nowhere near the wild discrepancies that you suggest.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:45 | 4028749 WillyGroper
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nope1004 you're overgeneralizing & you know why they're broke. No private sector has to finance their pension or medical 3.5 generations in advance. My postman hoofs it to my house often & it's a lot longer distance than that video.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:09 | 4028828 stocktivity
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She's not in a uniform so probably a temp or casual...not unionized. The fat and lazy part on the other hand obviously true.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:48 | 4028939 Pure Evil
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There are two types of postal employees. Those that work directly for USPS and contractors. USPS employees are required to wear the uniform in the office and while driving official USPS vehicles, while contractors like my delivery lady drive their own car and wear casual clothing.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:36 | 4029459 floyd084
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She needs health care, lets all pitch in! Won't anyone think of her children.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 02:51 | 4029586 merizobeach
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"Won't anyone think of her children."

Oh, yes, for her and any genetic pollution she may have shat upon the world: "Euthanasia, the noble choice".

Of course, for marketing, a mention of 'a noble choice' may be beneficial; personally, I just want these monsters culled.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:34 | 4028397 Dan The Man
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Got a Marble Cake around my house....printed green icing.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:35 | 4028567 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Iron-on frosting?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:16 | 4028343 notbot
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Please, like she'd lose her job for this. Two words: Lois Lerner.

This woman could have thrown a brick of cocaine through the front window and she still wouldn't lose her job.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:24 | 4028361 arnoldsimage
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is that a bad thing?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:35 | 4028396 giggler321
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So what you're saying is she has more chance of losing some weight than her job?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:54 | 4029388 jerry_theking_lawler
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She may have actually wanted to 'lose her job'....she could apply for disability, SNAP, free healthcare, etc, etc (I don't know all of the damn programs) and live like a queen....all without having to get up and ride in her white motorized cart all day....just saying.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:44 | 4029546 TWSceptic
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Yes I was thinking the same. Not unlikely that was the plan.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:17 | 4028328 Zer0head
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not so unusual in the country - she could have left the package at the end of the dudes long driveway or a pick-up slip in mailbox but as a courtesy she brings it to the front porch and this asshole puts up a video on youtube that will get her both fired and ridiculed

 

my guess is buddy who posted this is going to be in for some sort of legal troubles and at the very least will never see any really important mail again - like that final notice from the IRS - 

Dude who posted the vid is a jerkoff

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:25 | 4028368 A Lunatic
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She could use the fucking exercise.........

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:37 | 4028401 ndotken
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Which post office do you work in Zerohead?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:38 | 4028406 akak
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She was probably trying to save time in order to go buy a case of Twinkies at WalMart on her lunch break.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:46 | 4028431 A Lunatic
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Thing is, she could have walked it faster, and done herself (and the guys lawn) some good. Maybe she is handicapped or genetically predisposed to be overweight, BUT, she could certainly prolong her career and life, by taking some pride in both areas........

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:53 | 4028447 akak
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I think this postal 'worker' pretty much surrendered any claim she might have had to pride when she went to work in shorts three sizes too small and a bubblegum-pink fumigation tent with the exteminator's logo prominently displayed on the back.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:44 | 4028598 Oldwood
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I'm sure all the derision pointed at postal workers is completely based on lies and distortions. In fact I'm sure they are probably one of the hardest working group of people on the planet! Ha Ha Ha Ha HA HA Ha!!!!! I made a funny!

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:52 | 4028769 WillyGroper
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Yes she obviously could. Many have a tendancy to make judgements. We all do. Ever had a bone spur or morton's neuroma in your foot. They hurt like HELL. Just imagine putting that kind of weight on it. Same goes for ridicule of people that look OK parking in the handicapped spaces. Not all issues are visable. 

I'm not defending her. Just sayin it's a possibility.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:34 | 4028392 Dan The Man
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Are you part of the Fat, Lazy, or Stupid crowd?...or maybe a combo?

NO not the kind of combo with cheese.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:38 | 4028394 akak
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ZeroHead, you really are.

This lazy bitch drove her ROAD vehicle OVER HIS FUCKING LAWN!

Not to mention quite possibly having displaced or cracked the sidewalk leading to his porch, which was obviously never intended to take the weight of any sort of vehicle (plus the added and not insignificant weight of said lazy bitch).

I hate surveillance cameras, but this guy had every right to post this outrage on YouTube.

Get your head out of your ass.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:41 | 4028419 Agent P
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And after all that, she still threw the package onto the porch. 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:52 | 4028546 Pure Evil
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You didn't expect her to bend over and place it gently did you?

If she had tumbled over and broke through the steps just from the sheer weight and was unable to get herself up again.

Think of the embarrassment then.

 

I can just see the new Life Alert commercial now. "Help I've fallen and weigh a metric tonne and I can't get up".

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:16 | 4028847 stocktivity
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If she fell, she would have filed a lawsuit....unsafe sidewalk.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:40 | 4029359 Agent P
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Don't you mean driveway?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:58 | 4028468 nmewn
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Not to mention any plumbing or irrigation under the lawn. I'm a fat ass gubmint worker and I'm here to help myself & do as I please!

Don't like it? Call 1-800-FUCKYO...lol.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:25 | 4028527 akak
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"We are sorry, but cracked pavement and broken underground plumbing are pre-existing conditions which are not open to remediation under federal law.  Please be advised that your complaint, and any and all further complaints, will be recorded and held against you in any future contacts you might have with federal agents.

Thank you for taking the time to contact your friendly federal ombudsman."

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:22 | 4028693 nmewn
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Now see...we've got the whole statist, Keynesian broken window economic paradigm/fallacy encapsulated into just one fatass postal worker abusing government & private property.

By her negligence she has provided good paying jobs that America needs!

In the private sector for landscaping & building inspection, plumbers and in the public sector for postal internal managerial review boards, union grievance committies and don't forget the lawyers and government mechanics for the truck she's abusing, the remedial commercial drivers education course...a veritable plethora of job saving economic activity...resulting in nothing really...except the homeowner hiring an illegal to fill in the ruts left in his yard so he can send the money back home.

I'm sayin it was Krugman in drag with a stolen postal vehicle ;-)

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:55 | 4028786 Pure Evil
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And to top it all off, think of the springs in that truck seat.

They must be nearing total collapse about now.

Keeping America's steel industry busy one fat ass at a time.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:48 | 4028945 nmewn
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The real irony is, they charge extra according to size & weight.

How much extra (to use a popular progressive meme) are we being charged for her pension & "healthcare"?...clearly we have a complete disconnect between the privileged public worker class and the continual grinding down of the private worker class.

So fine, when I quit being taxed, it collapses into the fascist utopian heap the public worker can't seem to live without.

Then what?...a collective farming operation with some fatass who can't pull their own weight being shot down by their former employer, oh yes, an excellent plan...lol.

Some men, ya just cain't reach and I for one, have no reason to reach out for them anymore.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:01 | 4028976 akak
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You know, at this point I would give up everthing I have (which actually isn't much) for 40 acres and a mule, if I could be free of the fucking federal government and its warmongering and paternalistic overreach at the same time.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:51 | 4029098 nmewn
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I have ten acres and a tractor...lol...and I'm trying to downsize to a more defensible position of four acres or less for any sucker who will take it.

With law not meaning anything, anymore, to anyone, with a even a passing knowledge of what law is supposed to mean, its really not worth me fighting for it or them, outside of a jab to the nose for its complete hypocrisy.

So, as of last December, I became your blood brother whether you knew it or not, I withdrew my financial, ethical & moral consent to be governed by inferiors and I've never been happier.

And when I say inferior, I mean that in every sense of the word...they are inferior to me.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:57 | 4029398 jerry_theking_lawler
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i downside my farm...still have 52 acres...but have 4 acres of farmable land in the center...i can defend this 4 ac easily, plus be legal with shooting any fuckers that come on any of the other 52....pretty damn good...but I digress.

what does societal breakdown really mean if we will all be dead in a few weeks due to radiation poisoning. just saying.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 03:38 | 4029613 merizobeach
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Nevada was nuked a thousand times during your lifetime.  If that radiation didn't much affect you (though who knows if/how it did), then the glowing pacific ocean (which has been glowing since the '60s) may not be your end, either.

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:00 | 4037673 RaceToTheBottom
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If you didn't know that Nevada was worse than chernoble, and that Fukishima is on par with Nevada, you haven't been paying attention.  Plus a whole generation (not all just in Utah) maybe more has had cancer rates sky rocket necause of Nevada

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 14:02 | 4045914 shiftless
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I agree 100% with you. I have been a rebel all my life but it was only recently that I reached a revelation. These pieces of shit have been withholding my RIGHT to drive for years. I recently got yet another driving while suspended ticket and was supposed to drive to a court 9 hours away. I decided it wasn't worth my time or money. I'm not paying these mother fuckers another god damned penny.

Molon labe you fucking pieces of shit. From this day forward I am a free man and there isn't a god damn thing you can do about it. Put me in prison if you like, straight to solitary, or straight to the fucking gas chambers. You WILL NOT break me.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:41 | 4028420 Tom G
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I don't understand. Should every delivery driver perform donuts all over private citizens' lawns and other property?

People's yards usually have value to them. They aren't meant to be driven on.

Is it because she's a government employee that you find the need to defend her actions? Or because she's severely overweight and unhealthy?

If you ever need a pizza or mail or a UPS package, next time ask them to drive all over your lawn and damage your property. Because they'll be "doing you a favor".

A food delivery guy wouldn't think of doing this, and would be fired immediately if he did. Why is it different? Because government doesn't have to please its "customers"? Yeah. I suppose there is that... Hardly a good justification, though.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:33 | 4028554 Pure Evil
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Because government doesn't have to please its "customers"?

 

Don't you just get a tingly feeling all over thinking about Obamacare moving to a single payer government run health care system.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:23 | 4028872 Bangin7GramRocks
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How do you assholes link this behavior to government. The Post Office is not really government. If you want to go the lazy union angle, then why do all the patriotic non-union FedEx workers continually get caught doing bad things to packages and private property. It's just one lazy, shithead employee.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:49 | 4028946 Pure Evil
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Lighten up Francis.

We're all just trying to have a good time this fine Sunday evening and you decide to come in and spoil the fun.

What a Debbie Downer!

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 05:47 | 4029674 Redhotfill
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Did Sawyer Post on this?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:03 | 4028984 nmewn
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Until FedEx employees get the same "shoot-em-up" body count as postal workers I think your point is moot.

Besides, its not really a FEDERAL crime to tamper with a FedEx delivery, is it? Well now, thats a whole different ball game, ain't it?

You're welcome ;-)

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 08:30 | 4029800 RKDS
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Once again, mommy government makes an exception to the rules so the poor private sector can pretend to compete.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:59 | 4028461 Headbanger
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ZeroHead I agree with you about this overall however I think the home owner only meant to amuse by uploading the video.

And that's the last time that dude is going to get ANY mail delivered to his house!

And no I don't work for USPS or UPS or FedEx ...

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:06 | 4028477 A Lunatic
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Once he gets prosecuted for destruction of government property, (she got a flat from driving on his lawn), hate crime, and delivery of a controlled substance through the Federal mail, I think he'll have a whole new perspective on what is and is not funny..........

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:35 | 4028561 Pure Evil
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Thank god she wasn't black or some other hyper sensitive minority.

That video could qualify as a hate crime!

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:55 | 4028610 akak
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I've been thinking of becoming a low-IQ handicapped transgendered Hispanic black lesbian --- my opportunities within the federal government would be all but limitless.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:04 | 4028634 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ah, ah, you would need to blob up first.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:18 | 4028674 akak
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Blobbing-up is part and package of eternal nature of moronic handicapped transgendered Hispanic black lesbionic US 'american' citizenism.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:49 | 4028771 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Blobbing-up is part and package of eternal nature of moronic handicapped transgendered Hispanic black lesbionic US 'american' citizenism.

Made me laugh.

Could not give clearlier insightmentation on the eternal nature of US 'american' citizenism citizens.

That is a reality. You can't invent it.

US 'american' citizenism reality.

And that is all funny as funny.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:16 | 4029330 IndyPat
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Oh yeah. That's what I stopped in for.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:09 | 4028646 nmewn
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With qualifications like that you could become prezbo one day ;-)

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:16 | 4028667 A Lunatic
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Sorry but the position of Condoleezza Rice is already taken..........

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:58 | 4028784 WillyGroper
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@Lunatic, Now that's funny!

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:20 | 4028856 Cabreado
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Would there be some irony...

when ZH posts an already-old article/video, unbecoming of ZH, for fluff-factor and a chance to wiggle-in the "going postal" part...

and everybody starts arguing.

 

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:51 | 4029489 Silver Bug
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And this my friends sums up what is wrong with America.

 

http://ericsprott.blogspot.ca/

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 14:59 | 4031347 ebear
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Spike belt!

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:10 | 4028324 Millivanilli
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The majority of murkins are FAT, STUPID, and LAZY.   

 

Keep eating the deep fried cheezy doodles and drinking neurotoxic diet sodas.   Slaps forehead.  

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:16 | 4028344 McMolotov
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Save the land whales!

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:53 | 4028415 akak
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Free (Medicaid Scooter for) Willie!

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:52 | 4028449 ThisIsBob
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I don't thinbk so.   But the majority of those who are seem to end up on YouTube

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:09 | 4028490 nmewn
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And Millivanilli were lip syncing frauds.

Still feeling superior? ;-)

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:22 | 4029441 A Nanny Moose
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Scooter gangs are running amock in CA. I think they may be trading in their Harleys, for Scooter Store Scooters.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:15 | 4028340 Jethro
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You could accidentally drop some improvised caltrops.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:18 | 4028517 akak
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Doing something like that would have been utterly useless in this case --- didn't you see all those spare tires she was carrying?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:21 | 4028349 debtor of last ...
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Over here, the free market really works. 15 years ago we had a postman who came once a day, and could feed his family doing his job.

Now we get post 4 times a day, distributed by former "disabled" people and/or 4 different companies.

And we can choose between 3 different stickers on the mailbox:

YES/NO

NO/NO

FUCK/OFF

---YES/NO means only adressed post and no commercial stuff
---NO/NO means no post at all, except official stuff

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:20 | 4028680 unrulian
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forbidden to film people?...don't you have cameras on every corner over there?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:19 | 4028683 SgtShaftoe
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Decorative spikes bordering your lawn should do the trick, inconspicuous but rasor sharp.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:42 | 4028745 JLee2027
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Two words: Spike Strips.

Our postman always drive up to my mailbox with his Mercedes... yes mercedes... and sticks in my mail through his window. It's starting to piss me off because every time he takes off, his tires dig a hole in my lawn.

 

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:06 | 4028820 klwilly
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leave a board with nails sticking up there.  geeeezus.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:21 | 4028865 paddy0761
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A bit of barbed wire accross the lawn will fix that.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 23:20 | 4029337 IndyPat
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Was thinking Claymore, but this works too....

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:39 | 4028923 caribbeanbarry
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Yes of course filming for yourself is verboten.... Surveillance as defined by governments is a top-down function only.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 22:05 | 4029168 prains
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She still does more in a hour than Jamie Dimon does in a day, just sayin..... look to where the real pain comes from not the fat peon, slagging her two bits in a trillion dollar ponzi

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 22:12 | 4029192 SirIssacNewton
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It's called nail spikes.  Take an ordinary piece of plywood.  Drive some lengthy nails through it.  Paint it green.  Place it on your yard where the postman enters and let the fun begin.  "Oh, I'm so sorry Mr. Postman.  I just don't know how that got there..... and it flattened two of your tires.... that just sucks!  It must have been the same man who hit my marble wall!"  It may be forbidden to film, but getting even.... is still sweet!

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 03:53 | 4029622 merizobeach
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You can't go through all that (though not much) effort and not also film it!

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:36 | 4029463 HaroldWang
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My small biz uses USPS every day for multiple deliveries. Incredible success rate on time and damage. UPS, horrific. Never on time and always damaged goods. Always. 

I'll take the woman driving on the lawn anytime compared to the clowns at UPS. Not even close. 

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 12:48 | 4030743 akak
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I categorically REFUSE to ever use UPS after multiple travesties and outright horror stories of non-delivery and damaged packages, both coming and going, as well.  That 'service' is an abomination of utter carelessness, indifference and neglect.

Aside from the one urine-soaked package to which I alluded in another post down this thread, I have rarely if ever had anything lost or noticeably damaged by the US Postal Service.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:42 | 4029538 Martel
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.

 

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:44 | 4029542 Martel
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Sorry for triple posting.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:41 | 4029543 Martel
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It's starting to piss me off because every time he takes off, his tires dig a hole in my lawn.

Google "road stars", "tire spikes" etc. Just place them outside your property, and remove all evindence as soon as the mailman is gone.

 

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:52 | 4029551 All Risk No Reward
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What's Europe?  You might have said "over here on Earth."

What country?

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 04:57 | 4029652 Frankie Carbone
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The only people that bend over even more quickly than Americans to their government's petty, stupid edicts are the Europeans.

"Forbidden to film people over here"?

I've been to Europe several times and in general, I am impressed with the relatively superior education that the serfs from the old world have relative to Americans, which is why it puzzles me so much that you're willing to take it up the ass so easily from your beaurocracts.

Worse, many of you goad us with sneers about "giving up our guns".

Well you did and look what happened. The old world aristotracy once again rules over you in the form of the EU and there's nothing that you can do about it.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 09:38 | 4029971 ATM
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Just bury a board with 4 inch spikes sticking up and wait for the return trip.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:06 | 4028308 Tinky
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When the owner of the house was asked whether he would consider employing the postal woman in the video, he quickly responded "Fat chance.".

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:22 | 4028869 NoTTD
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Or, "To do what?"

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:06 | 4028309 Oldballplayer
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My carrier no longer walks his route. He drives from door to door. He stops the truck, chucks the wheels, walks up the driveway to the box, and then back to the truck.

The route maybe gets done faster. But must be burning through gas and trucks at a faster rate.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:21 | 4028356 Parrotile
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One of the few applications where battery-powered vehicles make good sense economically. This is the reason why in the UK most milk deliveries were made using battery-powered "Milk Floats" - reliable, durable (individual floats have a solid reputation for lasting decades), recycleable battery packs ("old tech" lead-acid being fully recycleable), and perfectly suitable for "stop-start" applications, as are all electric motor applications. The only downside is speed - not exactly the fastest "sets of wheels" on the Planet, but speed isn't everything.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:39 | 4029074 Non Passaran
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Yep, you can stealthily drive all the way to the door.
Al Gore must be delighted.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:27 | 4028373 El Oregonian
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As a retired Postmaster I would of been in the process of disciplining this carrier and working on dismissing this rural carrier. What a terrible representative of the Postal Service.

I apologize for her conduct, you deserve better.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:49 | 4028443 sunnyside
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You woouldn't have made it past the first round of grievance hearings, and then after she was awarded back pay, she would be filing for disability beyond light duty, and threatening a harassment lawsuit against you.  To appease her, she is promoted to supervisior, given a large pay raise and 3 additional weeks of vacation.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:32 | 4028908 Edelweiss
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  This one touches a nerve.  I have an ongoing problem with my double digit IQ carrrier.  It's not uncommon for her to deliver my mail to the neighbors, or my brother who lives in the same small town.  Complaining, nicely or otherwise, changes nothing.  Several months ago she delivered two pistols to the wrong address, and when told she was at the wrong house, asked them to pass them along to me.  She replaced a retiring carrier who also was unable to read the address and name on the mailbox, and/or house consistently.  Like the pink tarp clad behemoth in the video, discipline should be followed by termination if the problem isn't taken care of immediately.

  With such a low bar for accountability, where is the incentive to improve anything?  I realize some .gov employees are hard working, conscientious people.  It still doesn't make sense to me that I help fund wages and retirements (very possibly better than what I will get) like the idiots mentioned above.   

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 01:26 | 4029524 monad
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If you are actually superior to them, when its obvious that they're so fucked up that there is no contest, just be glad you're not so pathetic that your whole life is about some never ending dead end job you loath, second to second, until you finally reach the last straw or find the nerve to snap.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:07 | 4028310 Gene Parmesan
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He shouldn't worry - the union will see to it that she keeps her job.

Postal workers are among the biggest jokes out there. They get paid full time for running routes that they can usually finish in a few hours. The hard part is figuring out how to kill the rest of the time before going back.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:00 | 4028799 WillyGroper
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You don't think they have GPS like everyone else?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:36 | 4028919 Gene Parmesan
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They don't even have A/C in those little boxes they drive.

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