Post Office: They did what?

United States
June 27, 2012 7:15pm CST
Some time ago, I picked up my mail at the post office, and I received a notice that indicated a package was waiting for me. Unfortunately, the inner office was closed. Thus, I asked my husband to pick up the package another day when he had plans to go out. No problem, he said. There is nothing like the words, "No problem." He went to the post office and picked up my package. When he arrived home, he had a sour look on his face. Well, I didn't assume it had anything to do with the package. It could be anything, right? Well, it wasn't anything. It was something. He went to the post office and asked for my package. OK...that went through. The male postal clerk came back with my package, and it was torn open. The postal clerk was laughing and laughing and laughing. The package from a free sanitary napkin from Walmart was very much exposed. The least the postal employee could have done was seal it and put it in an envelope. So they realized that this was going to be a great joke for the office employees when they gave it to the customer. I would have reported it, but my husband was so upset he could not give me the information I needed in order to do that. I don't know how many people screw things up today and are rude....and we are reluctant to report them because when you do, nothing is done. Nobody cares. My husband was devastated. Anything like this happen to you?
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@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
28 Jun 12
Hello Yesteypayme2dothis I don't blame you for being upset over such rude and unprofessional behavior from the post office. This just goes beyond human decency. Some years ago I was expecting a very important package from the Post Office. I received notice from those who sent it that it was on its way, and when it should arrive. I went to the Post Office and gave them specific instructions that the package was only to be delivered to me, and to no one in my household. The post mistress assured me that this would be the case. Some days went by and I still had not received the package. I went back to the post office and was told that the package had already been delivered before I ever went in and informed them that it only be delivered to me. Of course, the package was stolen by others in my household at the time. I was incensed that the postal worker lied to me. Why not just tell me from the beginning that it had alread been delivered? In fact, it as only supposed to be delivered to me and signed by me. I contacted my Senator and my Representative and asked that the Post Office be investigated. I never heard from the Congressional Representative, but the Senator responded and had a full investigation performed. Peace
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• Canada
28 Jun 12
AHA!!! Another good idea. Sorry you didn't hear back from your people, but I happen to be friends with my Member of Parliament (the guy who represnts Guelph in the federal offices in Ottawa) and my Member of Provincial Parliament (the lady who represents Guelph in the provincial offices in Toronto!). The post office would never know what hit them!!!!
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• United States
28 Jun 12
When I look around the unfairness of so many things, I could make a career out of reporting such things. And I hate being lied to.
• United States
28 Jun 12
I imagine we could all make careers and write tomes about the unfairness of so many things.
• Canada
28 Jun 12
I would have phugging sued them!!!! And yes, you can see how serious I am about that by my creative spelling of a certain word. While things like that would upset me, I would not let them upset me to the point of losing control. I could discreetly turn on the recording device in my phone, and either record them, or get a VIDEO of their reaction, and then take that video to their supervisors, my lawyers, and all kinds of people. I would NOT let them get away with that!! If it happened here, I would have one more advantage. Because of some other problems I've had with the post office, I am in touch with the super intendent for Guelph. I'd call her directly, and report their $hit.
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• United States
28 Jun 12
But I did hear back from my people, danishcanadian -- my Senator's office contacted me and a full investigation was done. It caused quite a ruckus in the local post office as well as in the regional post office. Eventually, the regional post office manager wanted me to drop everything but I refused. I was very clear that if they had only told me the truth, I could have dealt with that, but they lied to me, and that was going to far.
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• United States
28 Jun 12
too far (darn keys want to stick)
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• Canada
28 Jun 12
OK thanks. I must have mis-read something. I hate people who want things to be dropped when clearly their agency was in the wrong. good for you for sticking with it!
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@AmbiePam (49091)
• United States
28 Jun 12
I've gotten a letter in a plastic bag that was torn with a letter from the post office saying, Our bad! Then someone in my sister's post office stole a gift card from an anniversary card my mom sent them. Her husband had a suspicion their mail had been opened before, but it was confirmed when the Visa gift card my mom sent them turned up missing. If you held it under the light you could see the letter had been slit open, then glued back closed.
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• United States
28 Jun 12
It makes you wonder where we are living today. Our country is getting worse. We are supposed to be civilized.
@peavey (16618)
• United States
28 Jun 12
I don't remember anything that rude and crude happening to me, but it seems to be common any more. I think we should still report them. I would have been raving mad had it been me and probably told them what childish behavior it was.
• United States
28 Jun 12
It is getting worse here in the USA. It's not 1940 anymore.
@peavey (16618)
• United States
28 Jun 12
It's not even 1980 any more.