Postal Service Offers Yard Grooming Tips

Witt was expecting a package from the U.S. Postal Service, but he got an added bonus — helpful lawn care advice:

I had a package shipped to my house via USPS. According to their Track and Confirm system it was due to come in today. There was a note in the mailbox telling me that there was a package and if I wanted to come get it or have it redelivered. I called the post office and was told the mail carrier was going to be back from his route in less than an hour, bringing the package back. I had to take my son to an appointment, so I told the post office manager I would pick it up in an hour or so.

I got there and they found my package with no problem, but there was a note written on it next to my address label that said,”7-23 grass needs to be cut.” I asked to speak to the manager. I asked him if it’s the post office’s business how neat my yard needs to be. He said,”No sir, it’s rained for the last few days, of course your yard needs mowing, everyone’s does. I’ll talk to him later about it.” My mower is in the shop waiting on a belt for the last two weeks. We’ve had a dry spell for a few weeks. The letter carrier had no problem putting a package on my porch last week, but today he had trouble.

I filed a complaint on usps.com, because I have a few more packages coming in and I don’t want to have to drive to the post office to get them, since I paid to have them delivered to my home.

I asked them in my letter if neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, but they can’t walk through 40 feet of ankle high grass.

Admittedly grass can be pretty tough to navigate. Maybe in lieu of a holiday Starbucks gift card for the mailman, Witt can spring for some soccer cleats.

(Photo: stirwise)