to have let postman use our loo?

(43 Posts)
bonzoed Thu 11-Apr-13 23:21:16

Postie knocked on our door at 13.40 to ask to use the door. He was quite embarrassed about it. I was at home with my 2 children and let him in. He has knocked several times before asking for a drink and I have given him a bottle of water.

DH says he wouldn't have let him in because we don't know him - other than him being our postie.

So AIBU or a bit naive? My take on it would be that if I was bursting I'd appreciate someone being kind to me.

MrsLHofstadter Sat 13-Apr-13 11:51:47

I'd let one of our relief posties in or offer him a bacon buttie, beer, bed for the night drink but only because I grew up with him. The Ringtons tea woman would also be quite welcome to use the toilet or have a drink.

I wouldn't give the window cleaner water if he was on fire, he gives me the creeps!

lydiamama Sat 13-Apr-13 11:34:46

You are an angel, and have a friendly face that is why he keeps knocking YOUR door. Too much suspicion in this world of us, he was desperated for the loo, that is all. Your DH is being protective of his family.

Thingiebob Sat 13-Apr-13 11:30:38

Why is he always knocking and asking for a drink??

To be fair, if my postie asked if he could use my loo, I would let him.

Toasttoppers Sat 13-Apr-13 10:20:27

I probably would, then again I have already promised the delivery men who are delivering a huge metal shed a cuppa when they deliver on Tuesday. I have a bad habit of being over friendly, I find this scares people so try that and you'll be bothered less.

MummaBubba123 Sat 13-Apr-13 09:46:09

I'd not mind if a regular post man asked to use the loo - bit wouldn't want to let this happen on a regular basis as would seem odd. In the summer, I fill up our postman's water bottle / take a glass of water out to him. But I've offered - and it's been scorchingly hot (for England).

ShowMeTheYoni Fri 12-Apr-13 08:23:00

I'd let my postie. He is really nice and really, it's a wee.

Jestrin Fri 12-Apr-13 07:54:15

I would let my postie use the loo. Maybe he thought he could ask you because you were kind enough to give him a drink before when he asked. But I do think leaving a bottle of water out in the future might be the way forward!

myBOYSareBONKERS Fri 12-Apr-13 07:40:16

I have. My postie is a nice chap. Have given him hot and cold drinks.

I also offer my Tesco delivery guys a drink in the summer too.

. . . . . .and the window cleaner . . . .

ummmm. . . . . . maybe I should open as a Tea room . . .

MammaTJ Fri 12-Apr-13 00:45:48

I would let my postie in to use the facilities. He is lovely. He never wakes me when I have done a night shift, always signs for things that need it and puts parcels where I have asked him to.

BOF Fri 12-Apr-13 00:44:49

grin

deleted203 Fri 12-Apr-13 00:31:33

grin....But ...ThePostmanYoniRingsTwice surely!

Pancakeflipper Fri 12-Apr-13 00:21:29

Good post Fruitandbarley - my uneasy stance has gone. I think Apileofballyhoo has great advice - I would also add wet wipes next to the potty.

Apileofballyhoo Fri 12-Apr-13 00:16:59

I thought it was very odd until I read fruitandbarley's post. Leave a bottle of water on the step in hot weather and don't answer the door? Maybe leave a potty too! wink

Superene Fri 12-Apr-13 00:12:26

Maybe he had a "special delivery" to make?
A friend of mine had a dressing gown incident/accident which meant her daughter accidentally caused her to flash her postman. He has been rather friendly since, much o her huge embarrassment. Are you sure nothing similar happened at your house?!?

fruitandbarley Fri 12-Apr-13 00:08:40

Having done the job myself for 8 months I can say that the bottle of water that I used to carry with me used to last me about an hour on a summer day and after that I did used to rely on kind people refilling it from the tap for me. And had to also ask to use the toilet on a couple of occasions. My walk was miles away from any public toilets and I had hours of my walk left to go and no choice. It was always embarrasing but I used to try and ask people that I knew were nice. I used to walk 7 miles a day and carry 8 x 16kilo bags, and until I did it I had no idea what a hard job it is. Or what thirsty work, and I suspect the asking for a drink is nothing more than because he knows you've been ok when asked before.

YonisAreForever Thu 11-Apr-13 23:58:43

As long as you let him use the loo and not your yoni, you'll be fine.

tigerdriverII Thu 11-Apr-13 23:53:13

sowornout. I think we share a postie. Ours leaves things with "postie signed". And that is what he says, not his name - just postie.

BOF Thu 11-Apr-13 23:53:02

I'm only guessing, but I've worked for them before (in a sorting office), and judging by all the other stupid litigious rules they have, I'd be astonished if they didn't stipulate this.

cozietoesie Thu 11-Apr-13 23:51:23

Well I guess we're mostly judging the matter by our own postmen and house circumstances. I have a loo by the front door and I know my postie well. (He's never asked to use it.) I can see that other people might feel tense about such a request.

deleted203 Thu 11-Apr-13 23:50:58

Ooh...golly! X posted with BOF - they can be sacked for entering your property?? I've had my postie in for a cup of tea and a cake before!

deleted203 Thu 11-Apr-13 23:49:41

I'd have no problem, but I live in a village and know my postie by his Christian name. He is fab (although he's never asked to use the loo..) - signs things if I'm not in, and puts it in the porch. Once when my MIL sent us something with a 1p stamp on it (I had no idea you could even buy those!!!) he just shoved it through the box and left a note saying he'd paid the extra postage for us. Lovely, lovely man.

BOF Thu 11-Apr-13 23:46:28

And if any postie needed a wee that badly, I assure you they would find a discreet bush or alley. Their employer's insurance wouldn't legally protect them from allegations of theft or assault, and they could be sacked for entering your property.

tigerdriverII Thu 11-Apr-13 23:45:30

This is when an outside loo, like when I was a kid (I kid you not), is a godsend.

Fwiw I would let him in, but I wouldn't be very happy about the drinks <<shallow>>

Any numpty can take a bottle of squash with him to work.

BOF Thu 11-Apr-13 23:43:32

He could easily buy a bottle of water, so if he has asked for a drink more than once, I'd have him down as a dodgy postman. No way would I let a creepy postman in for any reason.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Thu 11-Apr-13 23:42:38

Had it been a one off then yes, the poor chap could have been feeling poorly.

I think it's odd that he keeps asking for drinks. Why doesn't he carry one with him.

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