So I ran into a post office last week and a UPS guy came in after me making a delivery…to the Post Office! Is that legal?…In bad taste? Someone had UPS deliver to their PO Box. It’s fair to say the Post Office workers were a tad bit perturbed. I had already tested their patience walking in at closing time right at the strike of 5. My entry was welcomed with a…
POSTAL LADY: Ron! Can you please lock the door?!
Then she saw the UPS guy and the look on her face said…”Now This?”
The other people on line* all flashed looks of worry mixed with exhilaration. It was that look you have right before a girl fight is about to go down and you wish you had some popcorn to nervously gnaw on as the hair pulling commences. The people in line all moved forward and without any words our eyes cheered, ”It’s on!” My money was on the Postal workers. You never heard anyone say they went all UPS on somebody.
In somewhat of a let down the parties were more civil than anyone expected. In fact, it happens with some regularity. The Postal Posse were a bit annoyed and slightly embarrassed but they begrudgingly accommodated Mr. UPS and no one got hurt.
It kind of looked like a funny commercial where even the Post Office uses UPS. As an aside, I recently auditioned for a UPS commercial where the Fedex Guy and Mail man are looking at the UPS guy with envious amazement. Funny ad but I like my real life scenario better.
I didn’t get the commercial.
* New Yorkers often say “on-line” instead on “in-line” Just wanted to let you know that I know and also give a shout to NYC.