The other day I was lucky enough to enjoy being stuck behind a woman putting 300 outgoing pieces of mail in the drive through mail box at my local post office. I was delighted further as she did this while talking on her cell phone and used only one hand to accomplish a two handed task. Very talented, indeed!
I think she merely forgot that there was a line of cars was behind her. Maybe it was her day to “try” to be a better human being.
And who am I to complain? My measly six pieces of mail were in no hurry to be placed in the mail box. My cell phone sat in its resting spot, lonely and sad I wasn’t using it. I should defer to her great abundance of common sense when it comes to mailing out numerous handfuls of letters. Who would actually park their car and carry one box of 300 letters of mail into the post office? Clearly, a moron like me who has nothing better to do! That is probably why I wouldn’t follow my own worthless advice when it comes to mailing out some letters.
However, I know I need to be more patience in my dealings with the general public. I sat in my car, allowed her to finish her task (without honking my horn), and she moved on. I then mailed my letters and proceeded to be got behind her again as she sat waiting to make her turn out of the mail drop off lane.
Hmm, which way is she going to turn? Maybe she told the person she was talking to on the phone because I didn’t have a clue. But wait, her turn signal comes on and she is turning left. Yes! Left at the worst possible time of the day! Excellent! We shall never get out of here! And with her attention split between driving and chatting on her cell phone, this should take close to FOREVER to make the left turn.
A good five minutes later, she makes her left turn somewhat safely and we make our right turn. Another fun trip to the post office is over with.
5 thoughts on “Another Fun Trip to the Post Office”
You have a drive through post office? Wow! In Australia it is illegal to yap on your mobile phone while driving.
It is illegal here too but people do it all the time. Well, it is illegal not to use your “hands free” headset. You can’t have your phone stuck on your ear like 90% of the people do but laws are merely suggestions, right?
My sons reaction to people like that is, “I am going to have to punch her in the throat.” They won’t. But I get it. What a cow.
Ever get the feeling that some people were put on this planet for the sole purpose of inconveniencing us?
Yes, I do. I think I’ll have to talk about old man in checkout lines operated by cute young cashiers because we know that line isn’t going anywhere fast.