Dumbest Conversation Ever

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Edit This 13 Comments »
Moi: Can I re-use this priority mail box but instead send it parcel post?
Postal Worker: Oh, no.
Moi: Why?
Postal Worker: It's a... priority mail box.
Moi: Thank you!  But couldn't I just cover it in brown paper or something?
Postal Worker: No!  The mail room guys will recognize the size and know it's one of our boxes and they will send it back to you.

True story.

I wondered if I should stay with this conversation a little longer and make her look stupid in front of everyone, (my natural inclination) but thinking about what I should do rather than what I can do, (yep, those Conference talks are taking their toll) I allowed her ignorance to be just between her and me, and God.... and you.  And I will be taking my brown-paper-covered-priority-mail-parcel-post-stamped-box elsewhere. 

So there.

13 brilliant observations:

Barbaloot said...

So does that mean if I get a box the same size, and write priority on it---I can send it that way?

Lucy said...

We should meet! :)

Debbie said...

Oh my word. I just shipped something yesterday. It takes supreme patience!

The Garden of Egan said...

I think you are my new hero. I wanna be like you when I get young again.

Kristina P. said...

That seems like more work than actually just buying a new box. I am lazy.

Lissaloo said...

Wow, that is insane, could they hire anyone more ummmm I can't think of "nice" appropriate words

DeNae said...

Postal workers, DMV employees, Burger King assistant managers -- if you expect anything other than sociopathic behavior from any of them, you're only setting yourself up for a major bout of acid reflux.

"Our people will recognize the shape of our box..."

Do you wonder if, while she was saying it, some nagging little voice inside her head was screaming, "I'm not buying this load of nonsense, and I LIVE here!"

You need a healthy dose of fresh karma, my friend. Between the squished kitty and the postal worker from the Hire the Differently Abled program, you're due!

rachel said...

Darn those conference talks :)

annie valentine said...

These are the days of our lives, my friend. I have a similar conversation with some mere mortal every single day.

Bless them.

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Shelley said...

It's hard to comment....the frustration, argh....then the conference talks.
I'll just say I'm proud of you for not saying anymore.

honeypiehorse said...

Wow, they'd recognize the size and send it back? Sounds unlikely.

Loralee and the gang... said...

So, WHO wants the Government to run healthcare???
:~D