April 13th, 2006

El Barto

Catching my breath

I'm sitting down trying to catch my breath after laughing so hard I couldn't breath for a while, from reading http://jenskijen.livejournal.com/25893.html ... oh my ${deity}.

Today has been Friday2 at work. Seriously. Oy. The insanity and HWE[*] has been constant.

[*] "Hostile Work Environment" -- in the case of ${work}, we go way, way, way, way, way too far in the awful humour department.
D'oh!

OMGWTFUSPS! lololrsk8tz!

So, today I discovered that the abject stupidity I have come to expect from the USPS is not limited to our local post office. Not only is our local sorting office prone to sending out mail ... uh... people? ... who are incapable of actually putting the right letter in the right mailbox, but also apparently returning mail is difficult for the organisation as a whole to grasp.

We received several letters (clearly spam) addressed to an imaginary person at our address.

I marked them in BIG CAPITAL LETTERS:
    RETURN TO SENDER: NO SUCH RESIDENT!

    or

    RETURN TO SENDER: ADDRESSEE DOES NOT EXIST AT THIS ADDRESS!
...and dropped them back in a mailbox (as it happens, 30 miles away, where I work).

Today, I received 2 of them... again!!! What the hell? Are these people mentally challenged.

So, I've crossed out our address many times now, and circled the from address (and put a little arrow pointing towards the circle, with the word RETURN!!!). Let's see what happens this time.