A note for my postal carrier.


“If Killer and Cujo are out, I am home. In the time it takes to leave a note that you cannot deliver a package because ‘dogs were outside’, if you simply pulled in and beeped your horn I would come out and relieve you of it. Otherwise, the dogs cannot reach the front door or the garage, where you could toss the package from the comfort of your vehicle as I have seen you do in the past.”

Now I’m sure today’s inability to deliver a package has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I complained Monday when my carrier failed to grab a scheduled pick up and had to come back at the end of shift to get it. The dogs are tied in the back of the house. Yes, they bark. They are dogs. That’s what dogs do. And now I have to complain AGAIN and everyone who knows me knows how much I hate that.

*the part of Killer was played by Comet, a 12 year old border collie mix.
*the part of Cujo was played by Clover, a nervous 7 year old miniature aussie.



  1. Elyse · October 2, 2014

    Oh dear — what a pain. It’s nice to see you in my inbox!


  2. Carolyn Mustian · October 2, 2014

    Too funny! A few years ago, I was office manager for a large medical firm. If all the front desk ladies were with patients and didn’t immediately drop what they were doing and sign for the package/letter/whatever, the postal delivery person left with the package, rode the elevator back downstairs, climbed back in their truck and returned said item to the post office. Never mind that I often stood in line in their postoffice for as much as 15 minutes waiting on them!


  3. gozzygirl · October 6, 2014

    At least you still have home delivery! And pick ups too? In Canada, home delivery is being phased out and replaced with “super mailboxes”. These super things freeze in the winter and get covered in snow by the plows. I am thankful I still have home delivery for now. I will miss the polite, good looking postie that delivers to my home. Hope you don’t have to wait too long on hold 😉


  4. karen sutherland · December 7, 2014

    hi Susan,

    just a little note to let you know I am thinking of you and sending tons of warm hugs your way. I somehow missed this post, but got a good chortle about “killer” and “cujo” !



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