Wednesday, April 26, 2006

World's Biggest Doofus

Here is a typical New York moment. I can't tell you how many problems/issues I've had with UPS and the USPS. I have yet to have a problem with FedEx but I'm sure it's only because no one ever sends me stuff via FedEx. And it's not that the companies themselves are bad, but the NY employees. Here is a conversation Sean and I had on the instant messenger. You can see how jaded we've become regarding NY and the incompetent/shifty people therein. Also, so you get a better idea of the scene, we live in a little step-down level apartment. They call it a "garden apartment." So there's a cage door on the outside with a little entry-way between that and the next door, which is followed by another door before you reach the hallway inside the building.

Here's a picture of the cage, the entry way inside the cage (you can also see part of a cubby door to the left. it's like a closet underneath the stairs. we live below stairs) and an about-face pic of the 2 doors into the hallway.



Oh, also, my mom told me she'd be sending a picture of the family so we've been waiting for it. And, there's a gap over the cage but it's cut out of the picture. Here's the story:

Jen says:
so our family picture arrived

Jen says:
here's what the mail girl did. She tossed it over the cage and then rang the bell

Jen says:
i went out, picked up the package, and she handed me the REST of the mail through the cage

Jen says:
i laughed a little and said, "thanks.." and she said, "you're welcome" all friendly-like, thinking i was totally genuine

Jen says:
afterwhich she left and i opened the cage and put all the mail in the mailbox.

Sean says:
what the stupid stupid stupid

Sean says:
is the picture ok?

Jen says:
yeah

Sean says:
she's like the world's biggest doofus

Sean says:
that's a good blog post

Jen says:
they are all lame, every one of them

Jen says:
i swear

Jen says:
it's a city full of idiots

Sean says:
it's a requirement for being hired

Jen says:
i was like, are you serious?

Jen says:
why the @#$% did she hand me ALL the mail through the cage?

Jen says:
"oh thanks, because i like to hand-deliver everyone's mail to them in the building.."

Sean says:
I guess it would be hard to describe the cage in a post, so people knew why that's so dumb

Jen says:
i could try it

Jen says:
sometimes i just don't understand

Sean says:
and why would she only drop the ONE that wasn't supposed to bend/damage?!

Sean says:
why would she mistreat the ONE she was ringing the bell so as not to mistreat?

Sean says:
what on earth was she thinking?

Jen says:
i think she was thinking i probably wasn't home

Jen says:
but was like, 'hey, i'll ring the bell anyway, cuz i'm supposed to'

Jen says:
it was probably a bit startling to her when i actually opened the door

Jen says:
and she got out of there as fast as possible

Jen says:
and she might have even handed me the mail in her haste/moment of being startled

Jen says:
like, "aah, you're home! Uhh..HERE!"

Jen says:
that's a theory

Jen says:
who knows...

Sean says:
ha ha

Sean says:
a good theory

Sean says:
she was probably trying to break in and rang the bell accidentally

Jen says:
ha ha

Jen says: (3:50:23 PM)
that's funny

Jen says:
yeah, that's why she was all extra nice when i said "thanks"

Sean says:
I bet that's it

Jen says:
i'll get her next time

Jen says:
i'll hide in the little cupboard under the stairs and spring out of it when she comes to deliver a package

Jen says:
and say "Ah HA! Now ring the bell before you drop the package, but hand it to me..goood.. now put all the mail in the mailbox like a normal human being... gooood. Now go away.."

Sean says:
train by fright

Sean says:
she wets herself, yes, but the lesson is learned

Jen says:
it's the only way

1 comment:

Ash said...

Happy Birthday, btw. Your post totally made me laugh. I like how you have so many good stories that have to do with sending packages. Like how the guy put "Pot Scoresby," as though that makes so much more sense than the unlikely "Dot Scoresby." Classic.