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    This article hits the nail on the head. In my office we know everything about everyone in my town. The good and the bad. We've seen and heard it all. And we laugh about y'all when we are sorting our mail. I could write a book about all the characters on my routes throughout the years.

    Your letter carriers are really big brother working for the NSA !

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    that's why i switch to paperless billing where possible. and i mostly only order stuff off the internet that comes discreetly packaged in a plain brown paper wrapper.
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    I do all my bills and as much as everything else I can via USPS...I support them every chance I get..At Christmas time I always give my letter carrier a little something-something (she treats me well)...Too much stuff can get compromised when you do stuff electronically over the net...I maybe wrong, but I feel safer with my information via snail-mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burrocrat View Post
    that's why i switch to paperless billing where possible. and i mostly only order stuff off the internet that comes discreetly packaged in a plain brown paper wrapper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burrocrat View Post
    that's why i switch to paperless billing where possible. and i mostly only order stuff off the internet that comes discreetly packaged in a plain brown paper wrapper.
    Dude, please. Those "discreetly" wrapped packages can easily be "damaged in handling" and the contents can spill out for the whole office to see.

    We, of course, will tape it back up and stamp it "damaged in handling" or "received without contents" and put it in a nice plastic bag with an apology from your US Postal Service. We're all about the service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konakathy View Post
    Dude, please. Those "discreetly" wrapped packages can easily be "damaged in handling" and the contents can spill out for the whole office to see.

    We, of course, will tape it back up and stamp it "damaged in handling" or "received without contents" and put it in a nice plastic bag with an apology from your US Postal Service. We're all about the service.
    that explains a lot. my postmistress messes with me all the time. she refuses to put reasonable sized packages in the after hours drop boxes and leave me a key. she makes me come in during business hours and get it across the counter. i used to think she just was happy to see me get presents from amazon, but now i know better.

    it's particularly bad when the box weighs the approximate equivalant of 4 d cell batteries or else smells like patchouli soap shavings. don't ask.
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    We like to see the customers squirm sometimes. It makes for a good laugh around the office. We like to joke around especially with each other.

    Sometimes when those discreet long buzzing packages come in on someone's route, for one of their customers, a few of my male buddies like waving it around announcing that my package has come in. F-Tards!


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    *bump* Just because....
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    Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.

    Source: NYTimes

    By RON NIXON

    WASHINGTON — In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations.

    The number of requests, contained in a little-noticed 2014 audit of the surveillance program by the Postal Service’s inspector general, shows that the surveillance program is more extensive than previously disclosed and that oversight protecting Americans from potential abuses is lax.

    The audit, along with interviews and documents obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act, offers one of the first detailed looks at the scope of the program, which has played an important role in the nation’s vast surveillance effort since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The audit found that in many cases the Postal Service approved requests to monitor an individual’s mail without adequately describing the reason or having proper written authorization.

    FULL story at link.



    Mail handlers in Virginia. The Postal Service approved nearly 50,000 requests last year to track the mail of Americans. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times


    Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/us...E&ei=5043&_r=0

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    My mail carrier must know by now what kind of weird stuff comes to my mailbox.

    I just got a bamboo backscratcher sent from China.


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