This Life of Reilly Is a Nightmare —Cagle
Damn people, always coming into the post office! Expecting to be waited on; the nerve of them.
Ronnie, a Vietnam veteran who walks a straighter line than any citizen I know, promptly called his local congressman. A rep at the congressman's office explained that all of the U.S. Census forms were mailed to street addresses only, not P.O. numbers. The nitwit CSR back at the post office had to know this fact. Still, it didn't stop her from shirking responsibility, or giving Ronnie some attitude.
This brings to mind several issues. One, the U.S. Postal Service is fighting to stay relevant and fiscally viable in the midst of the electronic revolution and dwindling volume, only to have blatant laziness—small in scale or not—fly in the face of what they're trying to accomplish. Secondly, how much taxpayer money was expended on the mailed portion of the U.S. Census campaign? Uncle Sam reportedly forked over $85 million to send the warning letters and the actual forms. And now, the 300 or so homes in Ronnie's Podunk village will have to be visited in-person by the Census' foot soldiers.
Well, at least they'll be cashing a well-earned paycheck.
Toss in a third point—with all of the people in this country who are out of work and struggling, it's a shame that people like this shiftless CSR have jobs waiting for them, jobs that apparently aren't quite so taxing. PI