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Why is there always that one person in line at the post office?

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  1. Valgal

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    Small town here, one post office. Very rarely are there more than two spots at the counter open. I am about 4th back in line. This man is asking every single question he can about how the post office service works. I was only in line about 12 minutes but he was there at the counter before me, and he just finished as I did and he did not purchase one service. Another man said that he actually barged right in and cut in line several minutes before I got there.

    This is conversation.

    "I need to have my family's mail forwarded to Oklahoma - what do I do." The clerk gives him the proper form.
    "But what about the mail that is here today?" -- clerk tells him as soon as he gets it in the mail forwarding will start but not for the mail that is already out for delivery.
    "But I can also do this on line, right?" - Yes sir
    "Can you get on computer her and show me how to do this ?" Sir you can get on USPS.com and follow the instructions.
    "That is all I have to do'" - Yes sir
    He repeats the website address about 2 or 3 times and then asks when will it start? As soon as you click enter

    Then he wants to know how much and how long does overnight mail cost. And does it really get there in one day?? His family is in a very small town in Oklahoma -- the clerk tells him yes.

    He sincerely asks how they do that because the Pony Express couldn't do it and they were world famous.

    -- I shit you not - he was serious. He then goes on and on about every stinking service the Post Office offers.

    All I wanted to do was get in mail a letter to Scotland -- I was sending out a coupon -- yes a FREAKING Vegas coupon -- lol for the Eiffel Tower to a very sweet lady. Which literally took me less than a minute once I got up to the counter. Of course I didn't ask her how it was going to reach Scotland since the ponies can't swim across the ocean.

    It seems that I can never get in and out quickly in the Post Office
     
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  2. VEGASBJ

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    The post office is the most inefficient agency or business around. Try putting in a claim for a lost package, or a refund for above overnight service when the package did not get there overnight. Literally a waste of time trying. You NEVER hear back, and never get a refund.
     
  3. geoff

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    The thing I get is when you go at lunch time and it's an aarp convention in line. You would think when you are old and retired you would go earlier or later not when the working age people are on lunch break trying to drop off something.
     
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    if i pull up and there's more than two cars in front, i pull an el paso.
     
  5. MikeyBlacklabber

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    the old geezers?
     
  6. bayoubengal

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    They put buoys on the ponies so they swim.
     
  7. Snidely

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    It doesn't matter small town or large. It's the same every post office in NJ. It's like a weirdo attraction. I've been behind people that just want to hand their mail to the clerk who then tosses it into the outgoing mail bin same as the person in line could have done. I used to work with a woman that went to the post office all the time. We could never figure out why. She knew all about the guy that worked there. How many kids he had, that his wife was sick, where he lived, etc.
     
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    Or that person in front of you at the deli counter in the supermarket who order twenty different kinds of of cold cuts when you just need 1/2lb of ham....
     
  9. Valgal

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    Yesterday I went back to the post office to turn in the little form to hold my mail for a few days. We are off to Colorado--sadly no Vegas trip this summer or fall. Another old man in line. Literally a customer is going postal at the post office. He is yelling at a clerk at the door to the back. They have a door with a buzzer where you can skip the line if you are picking up a package and not purchasing anything. He was yelling and carrying on and telling the clerk she lied to him "Why did you tell me it would take 30 days. You lied to me." I can't imagine what would take 30 days at the post office unless it was a passport. Then you are dealing with all kinds of crap. I know friends who have bought cruises and then thought they could rush to get a passport.

    Any ways after chewing the ass out of mail clerk #1 at the door he jumps over to clerk #2 and begins to yell at her and call her a liar and chew her ass out. Then the supervisor comes over picks up the phone and asks him if she wants her to call the police on him? He asks her why. She told him he is harrassing and verbally assaulting the staff. He tells her he is going out to his truck to say a prayer for them. And he just wants them to know that. He grabbed a paper I am guessing was some kind of form to complain. When I left he was at a counter filling it out.

    Every time I have to deal with people like that in my job, which is frequently, I think of this. --

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    You know, you can put your mail on hold online. No need to go down to the post office for that.

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