Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hey Mr. Postman look and see if there's a letter in your bag for me

Do you notice anything strange about this picture of our mail carrier?  Look closely.
Yes, on Monday he wore shorts to deliver mail in six inches of fresh snow.  Now, you might assume that he's wearing them because he needs to do laundry and all his pants are dirty so he only had shorts left to wear, but no, that is not the case.  He wears shorts EVERY DAY.  Whether it's 12 degrees or 102 degrees outside.  

I already thought he was a little strange because he seems to go to great lengths to avoid any children outside.  Scary dog in the yard? No problem, Creed poking a shovel into the dirt as I weed a flowerbed?  He walks across the street passes our house and crosses back to deliver mail to our neighbor and will come back with ours later.  At least, maybe he will or maybe he'll just deliver it to our neighbor as he seems to frequently do or about twice a month, he just won't deliver it at all.  I thought maybe it was just us, but my neighbor brought it up and said she noticed the same things.  I seriously thought he might be deaf because he always ignores our cheerful hellos until the other day I saw him giving someone directions.

Every time I see him, it just gets weirder.  Like now that it's winter, not only does he always wear shorts, he takes the shortest route possible even if that means tromping through the snow on our lawn instead of using the shoveled sidewalk, and walking straight through our planters stepping on bushes along the way.

It's not just me, that's strange, right?

12 comments:

Megan said...

Oh, great! Another weird postal worker!! and yes, that is very weird.

Lullaby Lane said...

I love that you snapped a picture of him. What a great laugh!

Larry said...

Let's not be coy. It was 21 degrees when that picture was taken. The man is a freakshow, and I want him to deliver our mail!

Erin said...

That is really odd. Our mail carrier is passive-aggressive. If she doesn't like that the plants near the mailbox are too long, she "sends a message" by putting our mail all the way in the back of the box. And its not like I cracked her code either. She told me that's what she had been doing when I didn't get the hint for about 5 months. Seriously, I have 2 kids under 3 and I'm an attorney at a big firm. Wake me up from my 4 hours of sleep a night when you have something important to say!

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

i wouldn't leave my doors unlocked!

Tenay Jo said...

That made me laugh. What a weird guy. I can't believe he avoids you guys like that. Silly postal workers...reminds me of Newman from Seinfeld.

WendyandGabe said...

Very Strange! The profession must attract some strange sorts. We had a letter carrier that would leave us threatening notes when our sidewalks weren't shoveled right on our letters. We called to complain.

emily kate said...

Yep, that is WEIRD!

Nikki said...

I don't think I would want to get on his bad side - very odd duck! And I LOVE the fact that you snapped a picture of him!

Mom said...

He gives whole new meaning to "going postal."

Anonymous said...

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Mark! said...

LOL! Classic!