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aibu to think postman should not be changing tyres/ talking at length with people on his rounds?

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Nomorepat Thu 28-Nov-13 12:49:20

Waiting for an important letter which is dependent on what time I receive it today. So go for a stroll to see if postie is in area. There is he is in the next street changing some girl's tyre for her-I know this is not his car and ours is his last street. He then proceeds to chat to this girl for about 10 minutes, then another woman for about 5 minutes.

I am peed off about this. AIBU?

BigBoobiedBertha Sat 30-Nov-13 12:29:32

Our posties have a break mid round. There are 2 or 3 of them that come to the area together, but do different rounds. You often see them in the car park at the local shop having a sandwich or a chat. The OP cannot know whether her postie was having a break and gave it up to help somebody. From her telling it was around lunchtime.

I also agree that the RM will probably applaud this behaviour rather than condemn it. I saw something on telly a year or two ago about how postmen in some outlying areas are encouraged to help out those on their round and do more than just deliver the post. I really don't think the RM want the bad publicity of telling off a staff member who was helping somebody.

fanoftheinvisibleman Sat 30-Nov-13 12:21:58

My friends husband was nominated for an award within Royal mail incuding fancy awards dinner as they received a letter from someone about the the thoughtful things he had done to help her elderly parents on his rounds.

So his bosses would likely be on the majority side here.

DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Sat 30-Nov-13 12:04:24

I luuurve Jasoar Fforde smile

Tee2072 Sat 30-Nov-13 11:56:57

I was skimming AU! I'll not do that again!

I saw our postie this morning. He was daring to...deliver the post!!!!

::faints dead::

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 11:20:17

Jux, I love jasper fforde! The eyre affair is one of my alltime faves!

I agree, this should be in classics grin

Arbritary, exactly! Didn't he know that I am Very Busy And Important!
And as for the old dear, doesn't she understand that its not all about her angry

ArbitraryUsername Sat 30-Nov-13 10:54:17


In fact, what is he doing properly stopping at all? People should be poised to jump off and on as the bus slows down. Won't anyone think about the person 11 stops along who is cutting it fine to make it to their hairdresser's appointment?

Jux Sat 30-Nov-13 10:41:01

Has anyone read any Jasper Fforde? He's a bit like this thread....

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 30-Nov-13 10:40:09

Can we get this thread into classics?

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 10:15:51

Oh Em Gee! My bus driver just stopped 100m etres from the stop to let an old lady off! Aibu to think this is irresponsible, he will be seconds minutes late to the other stops now! And what if he is in an accident at a non-stop?

fluffaduck Sat 30-Nov-13 10:06:32

No arguing here reeling I think that we all agree the OP WBU grin

reelingintheyears Sat 30-Nov-13 09:42:09

Is this the right room for an argument?

ArbitraryUsername Sat 30-Nov-13 09:29:26

I can't believe you missed the hitler bit, tee. I think we can agree that was the low high point in the OP's argument.

puntasticusername Sat 30-Nov-13 09:25:26

Jack boots grin grin grin

fluffaduck Sat 30-Nov-13 09:01:17

So pleased the Nazi/Hitler/shorts good Samaritan thread is still here grin

Has the OP stalked her postie since?
Does he work Saturdays?
And what was in that damned letter!!

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 08:49:46

I knew that fortifying brandy coffee was a bad idea wink

TiggyD Sat 30-Nov-13 08:39:02

Are you poissed?

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 08:20:29

<Flings phone onto train track>

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 08:18:56

Poissed? Poissed?

Bloody twatphone!

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 08:18:29

Poissed? Poissed?

Bloody twatphone!

OhLittleTownOfBarflehem Sat 30-Nov-13 08:15:01

This morning I was up too fucking early on my way to the train station, when I saw a postman, wearing shorts and talking to someone. I nearly opened the window to yell "shame on you, you nazi"

But instead I poissed myself.

TiggyD Sat 30-Nov-13 07:56:51

Hitler and other Nazis should be good at changing wheels. They do wear special jack boots.

Tee2072 Sat 30-Nov-13 07:46:48

OMG I somehow missed the Hitler part.


Fannydabbydozey Sat 30-Nov-13 00:47:37

So, after a few naice glasses of wine:
The nazi postman was caught injuring himself changing a tyre with mein Kampf. He then spent fifteen minutes chatting with old mrsjohnson from number 5 about calves legs. Eventually he delivered the very important box of frogs to the OP. Who now wants this whole thread deleted because of Hitler. And the fact that the whole world, apart from a few frogs, thinks she's more nuts than a special waitrose Christmas nut selection with added Heston nutcracker.
I think.

It's actually a whole channel 5 documentary.

LoveLikeStarlightNeverDies Fri 29-Nov-13 23:18:06

I was at the library today, procastinating, not doing my research, and saw a mature student I know. So we went to the canteen for coffee and were chatting about this and that, and I asked, "Why does it annoy me SO much that that postman sits on the couch for hours, in the (student- only) uni library, reading the papers? It has been pointed out to me that he probably works really hard and fast to get his round done, then have a break." And SHE said, "IT is cause of the way he sits, with his ankle on his knee, so students can see up his shorts!"

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 29-Nov-13 22:54:20

grin at Hitler in shorts.
This thread is getting wonderfully surreal.

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