Dec 17, 2014

Panties bunching?

I am sitting here ready to take a pill to calm down and face this scary day.  We have to be there by 11:30 and the procedure won't start until 3:00.  I'm taking a few things to stitch but my thumb is cracked and painful, and my hands aren't steady.  We won't be in the same area as the last time until after the surgery and going back into that small unit will not be easy for her.
 
As for the stamp issue.  I don't give a rat's ass if they have a stamp for each religion.  When I go into a pharmacy and ask for eye drops for dryness, I don't want ones for allergy.  When I go into a yarn shop and ask for wool, I don't want to be sold cotton.  If I order a DVD, I don't want to be given a Blu-ray.  When I go into a coffee shop and order tea, I don't want coffee.  It's called a job, a responsibility.  They are being paid to serve the customer what they are paying for. I am not going to stand at a counter, search for a computer, Wi-Fi areas, and look up what I am purchasing.  Yes the buyer should check the merchandise, but I trusted the post office to know what stamps they have.  She isn't delivering mail, she is working the counter as she has done for many years as the manager of that branch.  The stamp was released last year!  I expect people to do the job they are paid to do. Yes it may look like a Christmas tree, but it's not.  I asked for a Christmas stamp.  Not Kwanzaa, not Hanukkah, not EID.  I have a right to celebrate my religion just as they have a right to celebrate theirs.  Tolerance goes both ways.  Preaching it without practicing it is ideology.  The title of that post was about someone not doing their job.  Period.  Don't send emails about being a racist, anti-Islam, anti-worker.  I have a right to say what bugs me and getting a stamp for a religion that doesn't celebrate Christmas when I specifically asked for the opposite, bugs me.
My former mail carrier was a gem, very friendly, very conscientious.  She is 6 years to retirement so they moved her to an easier and shorter route, and she stopped in to say goodbye last year.  My new one won't take my stamped mail from the mailbox.  The flag is up, the mail is ready, but she leaves it.  She has left my packages at homes several miles away with nothing similar in address or name.  I have to deliver my neighbor's mail that was left in my box.  There are workers that take their responsibility seriously and do an excellent job. There are workers that know they can't be fired and make no effort.  We have more of those in my area.
 
I hope to have a good report posted by tomorrow morning. 
 
 
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39 comments:

Vickie said...

I agree completely on the stamp junk.
I am praying for you Marly. And of course Carole. Take the pill. ;)

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

'nuff said.
feel better.
stitch something.
eat a cookie ;)
xoxox
L

celkalee said...

Ditto. May this day be a good one for your Sister and may you have the strength to endure the long day as well. Know that many of us out here are thinking about you and offering good thoughts and prayers.

Robin said...

Lifting you both up in prayer, Marly! Praying for a successful outcome to your sister's surgery. Thinking of you!

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Oh Marly, couldn't agree more re 'stampgate', arghhhh. Good luck today, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I will look forward to a great report when you can update us. Debbie in IL

Glenda said...

Regardless of what anyone thinks, I love your blog. I love your gut level honesty. That is what is wrong with this country and world, that everyone has to walk on egg shells not to offend anyone. My beliefs are different and I don't expect everyone to believe the way I do but I don't want someone telling me it is wrong to believe the way I do. I fixing to drink my coffee and have some quite time I will be praying for your sister and for you! God Bless!

Hazel said...

Amen. Hope all goes well. xx

Shirlee said...

I also agree with you about the stamp junk & some of the government workers we have. Praying for your sister.

Primitive Stars said...

Keeping you both in my prayers. Hugs Francine.

karen said...

Well said! Will be thinking of you and your sister.

The Spotted Robin said...

prayers for your sister
amen to your blog today
hope you can find some doves today
to help and your cracked hand clears
linda62_

The Spotted Robin said...

prayers for your sister
amen to your blog today
hope you can find some doves today
to help and your cracked hand clears
linda62_

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Good luck to your sister! Postal people are overpaid - seriously overpaid and they get away with not delivering mail correctly all the time. Plus when a box disappears there is no refund - they will ship another box. Free - because you should trust them with a second box. I won't mail anything other than envelopes with them.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Marley you weren't saying anything badly about another religion, you asked for a Christmas stamp. I do like the "stampgate" comment above ;) That made me giggle. I'm praying for you and particularly Carole today.

Melody said...

I'm thinking of you and your sister today. I hope things go well. Find some chocolate and try to relax.

Anonymous said...

Good wishes to both of you, hope all goes well. Allyson

Kim said...

I'm with you on the stamp issue. Clearly not a Christmas stamp and I would be annoyed too. Sending prayers your way.

Margaret said...

All the best to your sister and to you. Prayers for a successful surgery.

Dede said...

What a streesful day for you. Prayers for healing and calmness in this whole experience.
As for the stamp--AGREE! Why they have them out at Christmas and try to pass that off. There has been EID stamps since SEPTEMBER 1, 2001 and I NEVER bought one and will never buy one.

laceystitcher said...

There seems to be a general lack of work ethic in many organizations which is so sad. We, as Christians, should be given the same rights and privileges as other beliefs are being given; too many times we are discriminated against. I appreciate knowing about your experience at USPS; it will make me more aware in the future. As a side note for your thumb, I have found that Bag Balm is so very healing for your hands and feet; I apply it and wear gloves or socks overnight when my hands or feet are cracked. You can get it at a drug store, and it comes in a green can. Praying for you and Carole today.....................

capecodgirl565 said...

Prayers and best wishes being sent your way, hope for the best outcome for your sister. I saw nothing racist, anti anything in your statement regarding the stamps. You have every right to get what you want, especially when you are paying for it! Thanks for expressing your honest opinion, most refreshing these days when we are constantly being brow beaten or called names for expressing our honest opinions. Talk about intolerance...

The Civil War Quilter said...

Wow! And I worried people would be bothered that I sent out my CHRISTmas cards with Fort Henry stamps on them! I had so many and hated to go to the post office to buy more. Those green stamps would have fooled me too. I hope your sister's surgery goes well and no one notices the stamps.

Gisela Suski said...

I have a great post carrier we just gave him his gift. I have an issue at our local grocery store, I am waiting on line and they answer the phone and the caller just wants to speak to an employee. I was here first. There I feel better, prayers for you and sister.

Myra said...

Amen!! Thoughts and prayers for you and your sister ... trying times.

Frances N said...

Prayers for your sister--and you!

Edgar said...

I'm with about the stamp.... I went in to the post office asked to see this years Madonna stamp.... no Madonna... they have a Wise men stamp instead.... luckily they had some Madonna stamps left from last year, I bought all they had..... can't send a Christmas card without a Madonna stamp on it, now can I... :)

sending prayers for you and your sister

Mary said...

I missed yesterday's post so I had no idea what you were fuming about. O'kay I am up to speed now. I admit it does look like a tree....but still. I always ask for Winter stamps not religious, my post office knows what that means. You have a right to fume though.

C. M. Designs said...

Have been thinking about and praying for you and Carole all day today (Wed.). I hope to hear some good news.. I guess it will take a couple days for the doctors to know if all went well.

I don't know what this world is coming to. One should not have to get upset about a darned stamp that costs too much anyhow.. Gosh only knows how much they'll be next Christmas and what kind they'll be selling.. We'll have to ask for specific Christmas stamps.. I did at Costco and got some with poinsettias on them.

Thinking of you and Carole and praying for good health for your sweet sister and some peace of mind for you.
Hugs,
Charlotte in Va.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What happened to free speech? If people don't like what you have to say, they don't need to read it.
Prayers for your sister and hugs for you.
Lauren

Heritage Hall said...

Have been in prayer that the
surgery will go with ease and that
Carole will be renewed in health
and strength, that the physicians'
skills will be given Divine guidance and that you will know a
calm and peace throughout this time(supplemented by Dove bars)
May you all know His sweet Presence, His healing mercies, His love, comfort, strength and
peace...

Lisa Sener said...

I love your honesty and compassion! Praying for you and your sister --

Barb said...

I am so with you. People just need to do their jobs!!!! This has little to do with religion. Why do we have to deal with being PC 24/7? Prayers are for you and your sister today!

Penny Shepherd said...

Amen Sister! Prayers for your sister that God will hold her and you close tomorrow.

Earlene L. said...

Your right!
Hugs tomorrow!!!
oxox

Ana Roat said...

And she was the manager? so sad...

Hope all went well for Carole today and that you are feeling more at ease this evening.

Try the bag balm as suggested by lacy stitcher. It really does work and if you can't find it try O'keefe's hand cream. They carry it at Home Depot and Lowe's1725. Used by contractors and stitchers alike!

Margaret said...

I've been sending lots of prayers and good thoughts for your sister. Hope all went well.

Isabelle said...

I read your blog from France all days and I enjoy it. All the best for your sister and I am with you for the stamp gate !!
Excuse me for the language ...

Dirt Road Primitives said...

I love your blog, your spunk and your openness... I agree totally about this world going to crap... customer service sucks first off.. you get such attitudes from people and its not just the young, its the old, the middle age etc.. I think its more than they hate their jobs.... I went to post office yesterday and asked about that stamp in particular, wanted to see if they offered it, nope, she said they order what they want for their post office and that one was definetly not on the list... yeah for them.... I told her the story in quick short spurts and she was applaud that they would offer that period.... so there said, I got the stamps with kids playing in snow, and cardinals... beautiful.... so glad your sister is doing good.. many prayers to her and you and the whole family.... love your blog.... don't change.... I read to hubby yesterday and he chuckled, he said sounds like some one he knows. lol aka me....
hugs
Rhonda in Ohio

terry a said...

Good Luck today and I will say a prayer.

Regarding the other, you are 100% correct; it truly shows the sad state of this wonderful country and I am not sure if it can be fixed. My dad is a WW2 vet who survived Normandy and a few others - he is 90 and for the past few years he has said that the country is shot - I hate to say I agree, but.....

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