Monday, March 7, 2011
Mock Me Monday - The Mail
Every day after work, I take the day's mail to the post office. This particular day had been rather hectic, so I had a stack of regular mail and two Fed Ex envelopes -- with a drop box conveniently located right outside the Post Office entrance.
Without thinking, I deposited the Fed Ex envelopes into the mail slot instead of the actual mail.
Some not-so-nice words were uttered. The Post Office was closed, and the Fed Ex guy would arrive for pick up in ten minutes. What to do?
To complicate matters, I knew that according to Federal Law, once you deposit an envelope into a mail box, it becomes Federal property, and you lose all rights to it. Even if I managed to rouse someone from the back room, they didn't HAVE to give it back.
I called through the mail slot, "HELLO? I need some help out here" I heard voices in the back, but they either ignored me or didn't hear me. I tried again. Nothing.
I knocked on the door employees use. Still nothing.
I saw a button that said "press for help". I pressed it quickly.
It was loud. Air-raid-siren loud. Now the whole flipping crew would know about my mistake.
Eventually a very nice lady, who had waited on me many times at the front counter, opened the door. I told her what I did -- mixing up deposits. She kindly took the stack of letters I had meant to mail and returned ten seconds later with my Fed Ex envelopes.
That'll be the last time I make THAT mistake.