dogs like tea, too

Just over a week ago I noticed that our mail was coming later in the day. I thought maybe our regular mailman Dave was on vacation or something, but he is still gone! I don’t know if he up and retired on me or if his route was changed. I have been very disturbed over it. The replacement/fill-in guy is a KID, a mailboy if you will, and he shoves our mail WAY back into the box, and sometimes there are wet smudges on the mail, as if he has been sweating or dripping water onto it. I also convinced myself that because of HIM, I was not getting high-quality mail (I know it’s irrational, but some days mail is all I have, OKAY?).
Well today he rang the doorbell and very timidly handed me my mail. Actually, he practically dropped it at my feet and ran away. I think, though, that the Curse of the Bad Mail has been broken, cuz look at the lovely matcha dog plush I received:


I still want Dave back, though.

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13 Responses to dogs like tea, too

  1. clare eats says:

    I wish I got a puppy in the post…..
    You are very lucky 🙂

  2. Jess says:

    I know what you mean about the post man – I was very attached to my previous one (although he smoked like a chimney), and it took ages to get a reliable one after him.

  3. carolyn says:

    you better hide that puppy when i come to visit, or else it’ll be moving to chicago.

  4. NubianVixen says:

    Greetings! I love reading your blog. I found out about it last week…anyway, I know exactly how you feel re the mail person. Our regular guy is good but he seems to consistantly take a “mental health” break every 1.5 years. That usually lasts from a month to a year..*sigh* Now we have people that really don’t look like they are out of Junior high school delivering the mail…oh, well.
    The plush puppy is VERY cute!

  5. Carrie says:

    That doggy is so. cute. Sorry about Dave – high-quality mail is very important.

  6. obachan says:

    OH, cute matcha puppy!!!! What’s his name?

  7. Kay says:

    It’s tragic when there is a disturbance in one’s mail karma. I am still missing my UPS guy from the last apartment. He delivered all the baby gifts and later, all the yarn. He spoke Chinese-accented French to my kids. He suddenly had a midlife change of hairdo, and we never spoke of it.
    I know it was a meaningful relationship for him, too. Be strong. Don’t scare the mailboy. xoxo Kay

  8. Adrienne says:

    yeah… our mail-lady has been gone for a few weeks now too, and a very young guy is delivering now… maybe its a summer sork thing…

  9. Jennie says:

    I’d be careful! My friend a baby-mailman who started ringing the bell to hand deliver the mail and then he asked her out! Luckily, the mail did not suffer when she turned him down. My last mailman was a regular at the pub my husband worked at. He used to hide our packages in the bushes so we wouldn’t have to go pick them up at the post office (just leaving them was against the rules) and then no one could really see them in the bushes, so they wouldn’t get stolen. I miss him.

  10. susan says:

    where is that dog from? i want to order one! so cute!
    once when i was a kid i thought it would be nice to leave some flowers for the mail woman but it was summer and i left them in there too long and i think they got all dead and wilted, then i was embarassed that it looked like i was leaving dead flowers like a stalker…

  11. Lisa says:

    Our mailman is terrible. Actually, they all are at the local post office. It matters not if the regular guy or a fill-in. Our mail gets delivered elsewhere. We get other people’s mail. The mailman on my in-laws route (same local post office, different route) often skips their entire street. He doesn’t pick up/deliver mail every day to every street on his route. When they complained, he found them working in their yard one day and YELLED at them!

  12. Gee says:

    When we moved to our current house we used to have this WONDERFUL mail lady. Then one day she was gone. They replaced her with this greasy guy. He’s nice enough but he spends like two hours a day sitting in his truck at the park around the corner, only to deliver our mail after 4pm.

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