In all the years past that familiar green bag was delivered safely to my back porch unscathed – before the mail carrier complained about being afraid of dogs and not wanting to leave the package on the back porch (since we never use the front door and would miss seeing a package if left on the front porch as well as running the risk of any packages being stolen from the front porch). The UPS and FedEx people never have complained or had issues with delivering packages to our back porch, ever. Even when getting greeted enthusiastically by Elvis if he happened to be outside at the time of delivery. After the mail carrier’s bickering escalated to a bogus formal complaint, we were informed that all packages will be left on the front porch at all times because of the mail carrier’s
laziness fear of dogs.
As per usual for a Monday, she was running late. On a ‘normal’ day, the mail is delivered before it’s time to go out and wait for the Princess Nagger’s return bus, so it gives me something to look through as I wait. Except for Mondays when she’s always late. Yesterday was no exception. I noticed her drive by just before 5:00 p.m. in her usual hurried state, and was occupied by the Princess Nagger so I didn’t stroll out to check the mail – I did, however, look out the front windows to see if there happened to be a 3-foot green plastic bag sitting on the porch, since I’ve been waiting anxiously for it to arrive and I would have dropped what I was doing and gone out to retrieve it. While it wasn’t a particularly warm day with the cold front we had come through Sunday night, it was still bright and sunny and live plants in a green plastic bag would suffer from the afternoon sun-heat if I wasn’t careful. No green plastic bag.
Hubby arrived home from work just after 8:00 p.m. and I remembered I hadn’t gotten the mail yet, so he walked around to the front of the house to retrieve it. By then it was dark, so he was taken off guard when he couldn’t reach in to get any mail because there was something in the box blocking access. He had trouble extracting it and knew I would not be happy with what had been stuffed in there unceremoniously.
You guessed it. It was the 3-foot green plastic bag with what used to contain live plants and trees. The lazy mail carrier had rolled the 3-foot bag into a wad and shoved it into the mail box so she wouldn’t have to exit her vehicle and deliver it to the porch. Of course I took pictures.
Stay tuned for this ongoing saga – it could get interesting. I’ll be posting my usual Random Tuesday Thoughts later this morning once I get my Random Thoughts together, I promise. 😉