Oh friends. I’m not sure if your post office is like our post office but you gotta enjoy a great hide and seek game. Oh wait a minute, you don’t know the whole story of The Great Post Office Drama – snorts. Pull up a chair, get you a drink and some popcorn. This is the mystery.
Okay here it goes. Last Friday, there was a knock on the front door of the Hotel Thompson. Before dad could answer it – which trust me was only moments – the mail person jumped in their truck and went on down the street. What? Was that a run by post office… a run by knocking… a test to see if anyone was home? Was there a video camera somewhere with people going to jump out to say “Gotcha”? I mean it was that quick. Later on when mom came home, she found a piece of paper in the mailbox saying they tried to deliver a package. Yeah, okay. On the notice, it said who it was from so mom told me and I got so excited I squealed. The notice said you could come the next morning, Saturday, to the post office and pick it up.
So all night long, I waited. I tossed and turned. All in anticipation of what the package contained. Saturday morning, I got mom up early and her/dad went to the post office. Now, our post office for our neighborhood is like 10 miles away which is really odd because we have a post office like 3 miles away. But that is post office guidelines for you. Mom/dad get to the post office and guess what. It’s closed. Locked down. No one home. Nada. What the heck? Mom looks at her notice again. Yep, she’s at the right place. How’s that for service, huh?
So mom/dad go back home. Later on in the day, mom just happens to see the postman or should I call her postwoman. She runs out to meet her waving the slip of paper in her hand. Mom in so many nice words tells her about how it was ‘attempted to be delivered’ and fusses. Of course the carrier apologizes and doesn’t have the package today. Mom then tells her she even went to the post office on the slip she left and guess what – they were closed! The carrier took the slip and said she would have the substitute deliver it Monday. Great. My package will have to wait until Monday. Drats. Stomps hooves. Has a hissy fit. I don’t wanna wait. I want it NOW.
So here we are – Post Office 2 and Me -0-. Monday comes around finally and mom just happens to get off early due to a meeting. She gets home just in time for the mailman thinking she will have my package. Guess what – no package. He knows nothing about it. This pig can only take so much my friends. I beg mommy – please go find my package. We all know it’s out there somewhere…. probably in package purgatory begging to come home to me. I can almost hear it now – “Find me Bacon”.
So mom/dad jump in the Jeep and go to our post office. All the way daddy is telling mommy that package is gone like the wind never to be seen again in these parts of the South. But mom, she has the patience of a saint. She goes into the post office and explains the dilemma. What do they say? “You are at the wrong post office. You have to go to this post office”. Which might I add is a bit further. When mom says the paper said this one. Are you ready for it….. the post person laughed and said, “Oh, those are old papers. We changed a while back.”
So mom goes out to the Jeep and hears daddy say it again, “Bye-Bye package”. Of course by this time mom is determined she will track my package down. She goes to the second post office and of course, they can’t find it either. What is this, the great treasure hunt of the south? She asks for a supervisor, explains the situation and do you know what they told mommy? When mommy told them about ringing the door bell and then promptly leaving, they said that the carrier will only wait a second or two. WTH? This almost made mom lose her mommy mind. That’s hardly enough time to get off of the sofa. Then the supervisor went on their great hunt and find mission. And guess what? They couldn’t find it either! Talk about your customer service and don’t get mom started on the attitude everyone was having with their attitudes like mom was just plain crazy.
Now mom is getting a little upset and puts on a thick southern charm. She asks to speak to the head person in charge. He comes to the desk and she explains the entire situation again of course this times she is keeping her calm but oozing her forceful southern stand. They then go on a hunt and find mission. And guess what? They come back with the package! It was on the supervisors desk of all places. OMP – happy dance – happy dance. Mom takes the package, squeals in the post office, says thank you and goes out to the Jeep… just waiting for dad’s response. He’s in shock.
They come home and give me the package! Now you are probably asking, “Bacon, who is the package from?!” I’m glad you asked my friends. It was from my brother Easy across the pond. What a brother and pal he is. He sent me this package for my birthday. And let me tell you something. Easy you are the best! We loved it! My mom/dad laughed so hard when they opened the package. We loved everything. Thanks brother!!
Look at these goodies – squeals with piggy delight. Now the pink pig is a bank. That way I can save some of my allowance for my future trips here/there in the world. I even let mommy put STAR (that’s his name) on the new book shelf in the living room. That way we can make sure he doesn’t wonder off and get hurt.
And then there is Pee and Pool. Oh.my.piggy.heavens. Can you belief that? I ❤ them! We have all laughed and laughed over them. Pee and Poo. You want to take a better look don’t you? Are they not the funniest duo you have seen in sometime? You just gotta love them. Heck mommy even picked them up and hugged them – now *that* was funny! Oh brother – thank you so very much for thinking of me. I love everything!! ❤ Bacon
09/24/2015 at 1:08 am
So glad it does not only happen here … Had the same problems a few weeks back, not that they did not wait, they just “forgot” to leave a note and even sent my ordered goods back to the provider. So I had the hassle to complain to the mail, inform my provider, order those goods again … and they even did that twice! I just could wrestle the second delivery out of their hands in the postoffice – as they were already preparing to send it back! I was not amused.
09/24/2015 at 9:07 am
See this is what I don’t understand. I watch the news on my television. They talk about how they aren’t making money. Do you think it’s maybe because of your customer service? That has a lot to do with these things. XOXO – Bacon
09/24/2015 at 5:53 am
That was some real post office drama, B. Mom is hoping that when her new iPhone is SUPPOSED to be delivered tomorrow, there is no such drama AT ALL. She does not have the patience of a saint. She does not have the patience of a flea! And I think her non-southern charm will consist of her climbing over the counter and killing somebody if she doesn’t get her new phone.
Love and licks,
09/24/2015 at 9:12 am
Snorts with piggy laughter. I could see your mom doing that. My mom had her new phone sent to the worky place after this situation with the post office at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon
09/24/2015 at 6:20 am
LUCKY YOU!!!! Dealing with the post office is like dealing with the Twilight Zone. WE KNOW. Anyway, we love Pee and Poo – remember seeing Easy’s very own Pee and Poo and thinking “who thinks up this stuff?!?!?!?!”……………..enjoy your bank – you can save up to take a vacation on your very own!
09/24/2015 at 9:29 am
Oh cousin! We so agree – post offices are Twilight Zones. That is exactly how these two acted with this hunt and find parcel. And Pee and Poo – OMP! I love them!! I saw Easy’s that time as well and thought that is so precious! Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
Midwestern Plant Girl
09/24/2015 at 6:34 am
The pee & poo 💩 are priceless!
09/24/2015 at 9:29 am
YES THEY ARE. They are just too cute to mess up. I had mom put them on the book shelf next to my piggy. XOXO – Bacon
09/24/2015 at 7:53 am
Oh boy… the legend of odysseus has to be renamed in Post-dyssey :o( and all that efforts for poo&pee LOL Our La Poste raised te prices because of the high gas price… I wonder what they would say when we present them a bill for the gas we wasted to deliver or to get a parcel. Bro, I tell ya it was the box… that mission was haunted from the begin: my dad brought it to our post office and the ole bat there said it has to be a “neutral box”. my dad wouldn’t waste time to discuss with that ole broom and drove to the next post office (what’s anyway closer to my crib (any similarities?), that’s another county and there the post woman said what a sh*t the parcel truck just left, it goes out tomorrow. my daddy put on his snake-
charmer look and the woman called the truck driver back who grabbed the parcel and disappeared… Bro, we need such an owl from the Hairy Potter movie that’s for sure…
09/24/2015 at 9:32 am
Snorts with piggy laughter! That is hilarious. So it’s post offices all over the world that act the same huh brother? It was a treat and such a delight to finally get my hooves on that box. I squealed with delight when mom/dad walked into the Hotel Thompson with it. And the contents were priceless just like you my friend. I love it all! I think of you now every time I see Star on our book shelf in the living room… and of course when I see poo and pee – piggy laughing out loud. Too fun! Thanks brother. You are totally awesome! XOXO – Bacon
09/24/2015 at 9:49 am
maybe that’s the reason why post rhymes with lost? at least we have’t to include the post to your shopping-bloghop, it’s the same efurrywhere :o)
Reilly & Denny
09/24/2015 at 9:41 am
you were lucky Mom spent two weeks harassing the post office for a missing package and finally gave up and that was just a locally sent one not an overseas one. Those were some great gifties though and worth waiting for
09/24/2015 at 9:46 am
How do the peeps at the post office keep doing this? It’s unreal. I know they deal with 1000’s of parcels every day but come on our packages are special just like friends like YOU! XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
09/24/2015 at 2:43 pm
What an ordeal…just for pee and poo! They are cute though.
09/24/2015 at 2:50 pm
Snorts with piggy laughter. They are so cute – right along with my piggy. XOXO – Bacon
09/24/2015 at 10:29 pm
HaHa! Glad you finally tracked your gift down AND they look so cute and fun!
09/25/2015 at 8:58 am
They definitely were Auntie Sharon. XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2015 at 8:10 pm
Oh Unccle Bacon yur Post service iss as bad as ours here! Inn fact thee parcel guy doess not even buzz thee apartmintss; hee just puts thee slip inn thee bo an leevess!!! An what makes it werse iss that thee people at thee Post Office KNOW it an do NOTHING about it an sorta chuckle!!! LadyMum told thee woman behind thee counter it was not funny that shee beein disabulled an cannot walk to the Post Office wood have to look fur a ride to get thee stew-pid parcel because thee man not buzz an hee was limpin fur a long time till hee had surgery…hee iss an IDIOT>>LadyMum’ss werd!
Oh an thee parcel what came frum near you tooked allmost 3 weekss to get here!! LadyMum was purrty uppyset mee can tell you!
Mee finkss wee all has a Post Office story to tell…. 😉
***nose bumpsss*** neffkitty Dharth Henry xXx
Pee S: Yur giftss were so funny!!! Easy iss so cool isn’t hee???
10/10/2015 at 8:53 pm
Snorts! I guess the post offices are the same all over the world. And to believe they want a raise and are losing money. Why not treat the public the way the deserve – maybe then you would be more friendly? XOXO – Bacon
P.S. Easy’s gifts were hilarious – we just love Pee and Poo.
10/11/2015 at 6:15 pm
Oh yes Unccle. Mee Aunty Amanda sent a book to uss an wee nevurr got ted it!! Has been allmsot 3 months…Royale Post says they not know where it iss??? Aunty also sent a parcel to France an it dissapeered innto thin air 😦
Wee waited so long fur thee Burmese plate wee thott wee nevurr see it!!
Postal sirivice iss not what it used to bee LadyMum says!
Pee an poo are BERRY funny 😉
**nose bumps** Siddhartha Henry