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Subject: what is the reasoning behind this?
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 7:40 PM ET
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Yesterday I didn't get any mail.  None.  I saw the mail carrier go to all the other houses, but she skipped my house.  I was not too thrilled, but maybe I didn't have anything for her to deliver.  Well, today I got home from work, and had a huge pile of books and magazines, etc.  Looks like more than one days mail.  I noticed on one of the book wrappers was  written "dog and child at door 10/16".  Huh?  What does that have to do with her delivering my mail?  My son and my dog enjoy looking out the front door.  They weren't opening the door. It was locked.  Yes, the dog was barking, but that is what Neo does.  Every day.  Argh!  I was just in the other room.  I don't get it.  Any ideas?



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Date Posted: 10/17/2008 7:56 PM ET
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Maybe she was worried the child would open the door and let the dog out by accident. She might have already had a run in with a dog that day.

Maybe she left the note on the package so you could see, if she comes at the same time each day it might be kind to move the dog to a window and not the front door area. :) I would leave the little one to watch for the post coz they just fun for him.

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 8:05 PM ET
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Hmm, interesting.  Neo has been at the door lots of times, and Evan can't get out that door.  He's also been at the door before when the mail's delivered.  Maybe she had an off day?

Date Posted: 10/17/2008 8:54 PM ET
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Maybe she hadn't finished reading the rest of the magazine she had started at her morning break.

Subject: Since I am a Delivery Supervisor...
Date Posted: 10/18/2008 5:08 AM ET
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My first question would be is: "Do you have a mail slot on your front door and have a storm door?

Considering what happened to me yesterday while I was doing an observation on a carrier, which was an open front door with a storm door and the child opened the storm door and let his dog out because the mailman was here! 

Could you tell if it was the regular carrier or a substitute? Your regular carrier may know that the door is locked but a sub may not which is why they curtailed the mail.

Kevin

Date Posted: 10/18/2008 4:04 PM ET
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Last week, my mailman brought me about 7 packages at once.  They were from various places, ordered at different times throughout the last month.  I think they must stack them up somewhere and bring them when they get ready.  It sure seemed strange to me.  That has happened to me 2 or 3 times before.

Date Posted: 10/18/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Wow! I guess I have a really great mailman. My full-time guy always honks if he leaves packages in the mailbox so I'll know to come out right away, and if he has packages too big for the mailbox, he'll come all the way up the driveway and honk for me to come out. If no one is home, he leaves the packages on the front seat of whichever of our cars is available, even if he has to leave them in the dead "junker." I know to always look there every day, so I don't worry about missing them.

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 4:26 PM ET
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She said: "Neo has been at the door lots of times, and Evan can't get out that door.  He's also been at the door before when the mail's delivered.  Maybe she had an off day?"

How does your postal carrier know that your child can't get out the door? Is there a sign that says "Child cannot unlock door" or "Door is child protected?" Otherwise, I'd guess she was just nervous.