Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More mad postal props

The postmaster of a small local town called to let me know that I'd transposed two of the digits in the address of one of my customers. They wanted to let me know so that I could correct it in my records.

I'm not kidding!

Can't beat that with a stick.

I'm thinking of starting a movement that would allow the Blount County, Alabama postal employees to run the entire US mail system.

20 comments:

Hurricane Teen said...

Wow this strikes me as a surprise! The postal service has never seemed very personal to me, but this is awesome.

Rose Connors said...

This must be a completely different branch from the US Post Office that we have out here. Amazing!

amysue said...

How about a petition to let 'em run the whole government? :)

Cathy said...

OK. This is fun. I've never been to Alabama, but according to my 85 year old mother, I was (ahem) concieved in Evergreen, AL during the year she and my father lived there with his parents after the war. I stumbled onto your entertaining blog and wanted (but didn't have the temerity) to ask you if you'd ever been in Evergreen. Then I saw and clicked onto your 'soap manufacturing' link and Voila! - I clicked onto an assortment of soaps and there it was - Evergreen. That emboldened me to blather on like this in your comment section and it looks as though I'll be purchasing myself some good smelling soap:0)

Story Midwife said...

Ah, the joys of small town living!

lené said...

We have similar stories here in Vermont. My mother's postal employee knocked on her door to tell her that she had her plumber's address wrong on an outgoing piece of mail (and to give her the right one since the postal guy knew the plumber).

Rurality said...

I had run across some nice PO employees before but never this nice! Maybe they *should* run the whole government.

Hi Cathy, well sadly I don't make the Evergreen soap anymore... there were only a few people who liked it (and one of them was me). We drive through Evergreen every time we go to the coast, but have never stopped for an extended stay so I can't tell you much about it. Except I think you'd take a turn there if you wanted to go to Opp. ;) Thanks for looking at the soap site too!

Lene it's good to know that there are good yankee POs too. :)

Rachel said...

Nothing like the small town living!! You sure don't get that in larger towns!!

Dave said...

Some of the postal employess here in Central PA are like that too - and it's not just in small towns. The postman at Penn State's main campus (pop. 40,000) is a local legend. He's not only extrememly friendly, he's a real cut-up. The kids love him.

People like to grouse about the U.S. postal service, but I think it's one of the most dependable and affordable postal systems in the world.

Jenn said...

We're too big of an area to have that kind of service, but I love my postal carrier - he's always got a wave and a smile. Really nice guy.

Nio said...

When I was a kid my postman was Al. I cried when he retired because he used to wait for me to come out of the house and hand me the mail. And give me the big elastics.

We'd get the same service in our town I think. I know I can put on a box UPS: If I'm not home, please bring the package to the post office and still I get it.

Karmyn R said...

Just as long as they don't steam open your mail to find out all the juicy tidbits!!!

chiefbiscuit said...

Nice to know that the personal touch hasn't completely disappeared, even in very large countries.

Floridacracker said...

I've never had a rude or poor service experience with the USPS.
Now the girl at the county tag office ...

Juli said...

I've had a similiar experience here in the Big City: when the rate increase occurred, the postal service was clueless on some of the rates. I send a lot of mail and some of it goes overseas. The rates for overseas were a mystery so we just took a guess and slapped some postage on the envelope. By the time I got home, my husband said Grace had called from the PO with the info on the rate and she put the extra postage on my envelope for me so it could be on its merry way.

... through rain, sleet and snow and lack of information, the mail moves on!

Rhodent said...

AGREED!

Little Blue Petal said...

Sounds like they ought to be running the whole country, let alone the Postal Service!

Belle said...

Some people just really care about others and their jobs! So nice to be on the receiving end sometime.

Linda K said...

I'll speak for my fellow postal employees (rural carriers especially) that we do take a great deal of pride in serving our customers. Thank you for the vote of confidence. But, as to running the country, well.....

mountainmelody said...

Well...those Blount County mail carriers have often delivered my mail to my neighbors' box (and vice versa), but it does sound like they're nice people, so I guess I can't complain. :)