The Post Office


Category:  The Lighter Side/ Humor

By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  3 weeks ago  •  9 comments

The Post Office

                    The Post Office

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.
One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. 

He thought he should open it to see what it was about.
The letter read:
Dear God,
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension.
Yesterday someone stole my purse.  It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.  Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner.  Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope.  Can you please help me?
Sincerely, Edna.
The postal worker was touched.  He showed the letter to all the other workers.  Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars.
By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman. 

The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
Christmas came and went. 

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. 
All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:
Dear God ,
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? 
Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends.  We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was $4 missing. 
I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.
Sincerely, Edna



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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

This was emailed to me by my brother, who is turning 90 in a couple of days.  Although there is a familiarity about it, as if I'd seen it long before, I still had a great laugh out loud.  These days we can all use a laugh out loud or two. 

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    3 weeks ago

LOL.....It's a great story Buzz.

For the record, one of the few ways a Postal worker can lose their job is to open mail.

Professor Principal
1.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1    3 weeks ago

I once overheard a conversation at the OTB. A postal worker was telling another guy that the post office he worked at was cracking down on theft among employees. Seems that workers sorting mail would see something that looked like a birthday card that might have cash in it and "accidentally" drop it on the floor where they would kick it out of sight. Later they would retrieve it and steal the money. 

According to this guy it got so bad the management had to place observers up above the sorters to eliminate this problem. 

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

They catch those guys.

Who wants to lose a job with great pay & benefits, a pension based on a promised number and where one gets to retire in their 50's?

Professor Principal
2  Kavika     3 weeks ago

LOL, good one.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
3  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

Good One Buzz!

Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
4  Hal A. Lujah    3 weeks ago


Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4    3 weeks ago

Is that you adding the $4?

Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
4.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 weeks ago

That photo was taken when Louis DeJoy was handed the collection plate, right before he said “psyche!! - Tell that welfare queen to get a job!”, while sliding four bucks back into his wallet.


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