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Going postal

Posted by keithosaunders on November 7, 2015


This afternoon I went to the post office to mail a package to my daughter.  There was the usual Saturday long line and only one postal worker behind the counter.  It was a tense crowd.  For example:  A woman came in and announced that she was after me in line and then disappeared.  (I think she went to address her package but this remains shrouded in mystery) Fifteen minutes later she emerged and took her place behind me in line, much to the consternation of the woman who had been behind me.  A terse discussion ensued prompting the disappearing woman to say, “You can go ahead of me if you must.”  Talk about passive aggression!

Soon thereafter several people could no longer contain their impatience and began shouting out, “Why is there only one worker?!”  One gentleman went the anti-govt route: “What do you expect from the government?!” Still another: “Your tax dollars at work!” Then there were the peaceniks “Come on, they’re doing the best they can! What do you expect on a Saturday?!”

I just sat back, smiled, and took it all in. At last, I thought, a broo-hah-hah without me in the center.

5 Responses to “Going postal”

  1. sportsattitudes said

    My wife and I were in a Barnes & Noble this Saturday afternoon as the Christmas shopping season has sprung to life. One cashier. Fifteen people in line. Finally they called a second cashier to the front. The point here is if a national bookstore chain wants to continue to exist as physical (not virtual) stores in 2015 you best have top notch customer service. As for the post office…well that ship sailed on quality customer service a long time ago didn’t it?

  2. Who are these people? I know some of the biggest a-holes on the planet and not even THEY would do that!

    • The Bay Area is filled with passive aggressive people. They have pent up anger and every once in a while they have to vent. Like you’ll be driving along and if you change lanes too close to somebody he’ll get on his horn and stay there for 5 seconds.

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