Ah , F*** it
If you live in New York and have only randomly received your mail in the last few years I may know why. It seems a postal worker has been hoarding them. Authorities found 40,000 undelivered mail items in his apartment, some dating back to 2005. The 67 year old is blaming depression and alcohol for his poor work ethics. It took 5 postal workers, five hours to remove all the mail. No word on whether he had opened any. Sheez, that would have kept me entertained for years.
Psst OK, I had to do the sums … 40,000 over say 8 years, lets go with about 5000 undelivered pieces of mail a year. Divide that by 52 weeks = 97 undelivered a week, which is about 19 a day (working on a 5 day week). If we take out days off, including holidays and sick leave …. that was one lazy bastard.
Lets face it, being a postman is crap job,its monotonous, stressful and friggin time consuming. Step up to the homeplate one young Scotsman and hit one for the overworked postal worker. A wee Scottish lad, living in Germany, decided that juggling a full time job and night school was just too damn hard. So, rather than give up a good paying postal job, he kept it. Unfortunately he was too busy to actually deliver anything, instead opting to pile all the letters, brochures and packages up in his apartment.All 20,000 of them. They were stashed in his cupboards, under his mattress, in his wardrobes and just about anywhere he could shove them. Some were even addressed to himself. But like a good postal worker he never opened any. The dude’s a friggin legend, how did he manage to do this for a year ? I bet the complaints department are all on stress leave.