Thursday, May 25, 2006

The "Postman" doesn't ring at all...she's too lazy

so i thought of several titles for this post...all of which were a result of me gloating, so i just picked one and went with it.

hey, remember that post i put up a while back saying that our mail person was too lazy to deliver the mail (see Refusal to Deliver posted Feb 4 of this year)? well, it's a little eerie but I was mostly right. you see, we got a package of mail today from canada post...with an apology. while the original theory was that the mail person was too lazy to deliver because the snow wasn't clear enough on our walk, it turns out that was only partially true.

the package of mail we got today came with a letter of apology. what?...yeah, you read me right. we got a letter of apology from canada post, apologizing because the lazy mail person (woman, in this case), that they fired in february of this year, was too damn lazy to deliver the mail she was supposed to so she was storing it in her shed. seriously, this is too good to actually feel true. but it is. the letter also stated that not only was she fired, but the reason it took so long for them to notify us was that this is how long it took for the winnipeg police service to press charges and recover the stored mail.

hell, i got mail that was post marked january 31st, 2006. i guarantee that this is something i'll be laughing about for quite some time. i may even frame the letter. why it took the police so damn long to complete their investigation, lay charges, and recover the stolen mail is unknown. apparently due process takes time, in which case they need to fine tune due process a little. this was, like, the one time of year where i was actually expecting important mail (mail with a timely nature...some tickets to the movie premiere my friend was putting on that took place on april 4), and it has to be the time that some stupid jerk at canada post decides not to do their job?! i hope they gave her at least 2 years (not very long, as far as i'm concerned, but probably longer than i should expect).

if anyone watches the simpsons as religiously as i do, you'll remember the episode where it was expected that springfield would get hit by a meteor and everyone tries to get in flanders' fallout shelter. that was the one where homer predicted what would happen to the meteor once it entered the earth's atmostphere with such surprising accuracy that bart and lisa were really freaked out when they realized he was right. i'm getting that same freaked out feeling about my rant. i mean, really, anyone that knows me at all knows that i rant about so many things i think i'm right about. who knew i actually would be proven right by a federal government agency?


Blogger pxpaulx said...

that is too frickin funny! due process is a joke. get this - its happening to one of my co-workers right now.

her son got married this past december, so family from all over the country visited, and they all stayed at the same hotel. 2 weeks ago, 9 people (at least) from the wedding had charges on their credit cards from $500 to over $3000 (my coworker had that much, ouch!). being that we work for the bank, in an investigative department that has access to former law enforcement employees (they work for us now, haha!) we all knew what was going on. so my coworked has a list of everyone (from denver to boston i might add) that had charges on their accounts, totaling over $12,000.00 at several home improvement stores - home depot, etc. all of their numbers were stolen from the hotel - its the only common place that everyone was at. we also had a listing of all the purchase locations. so my coworker contacted the police about it. they sent her a letter just yesterday. guess what it said? you don't have enough frickin evidence! yeah, right. well, the real people who handle credit card fraud are the secret service. we happened to have had a presentation from a local agent a few months ago. so the former IRS agent that works in our dept. called him up. the police don't care, but the secret service is ALL OVER IT. just goes to show due process is only there for the people who really know how to use the system.

5/27/2006 8:11 AM  
Blogger johnny m said...

paul, thanks for that fantastic example of how things sometimes work. please let me know how things turn out, as i suspect the ending will be just as entertaining as the story itself.

5/27/2006 8:22 AM  
Blogger Shiny Beamer said...

Hey brother!

How's it going? I don't have time to read this long post but just wanted to say hey. I'm doing great. Thanks for prayers. Gotta go. Talk again soon. I'll update on my blog.

5/29/2006 8:58 AM  
Blogger johnny m said...

lol. is that your passive agressive (read: canadian) way of telling me i should be more concise so i can write shorter posts? just kidding. good to hear from you!

5/29/2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger pxpaulx said...

forgot to mention in an email, i'll just post it here. our photos are at - i had the 'photos' and 'pxpaulx' mixed up!

6/01/2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger johnny m said...

there are some great shots there, paul. some of my favorites would have to be the ones on the beach, the first couple of the sunrise through the barren trees, and then the shot of you on the couch...those side burns make you look like such a rock star!

6/02/2006 8:50 AM  
Blogger Shiny Beamer said...

OK - NOW I read it. That is HILARIOUS!!! You were actually right? Go figure? I would never have guessed that was actually happening. Makes ya wonder how many of Can Post workers are doing the same.

Craziness in its highest degree.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

6/13/2006 1:30 AM  
Blogger johnny m said...

i imagine it's as common at canada post as it is in other workplaces. instead of stealing office supplies, some probably just steal mail. why not, right? the good stuff is insured!

6/16/2006 9:24 PM  

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