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Please Shovel!!!

To the Canada Post carrier who decided to write ‘please shovel!!!’ On my government issued mail:

It had snowed over night and I work 8-5, I don’t have time to shovel my driveway in the morning. I live alone and have a hard enough time getting things done on my own and I especially don’t have time to cater to you.

Maybe buy some better boots with ice cleats… or find a different job.

I’m clearly not the only one who doesn’t have their driveway shovelled right away.

Thank you for ruining my night and reminding me that I can’t keep up with everything.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    if a note telling you to shovel your driveway ruined your night, maybe the problem isn’t the note.

  2. Anonymous says:

    stay mad

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is that a coke nail?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Buddy don’t let anything ruin your day!!

  5. Felicia Cress says:

    It could be a matter of safety. Most Canada Post mail carriers have rules they have to follow. If there is a dog off leash, they are told not to deliver, if your driveway to your mailbox is ice covered or snow covered, they are told not to deliver. Simply, would you want to walk up 100 driveways + that are covered in snow and ice? Would you want to fall while delivering peoples mail? And even the warmest boots can get cold after trekking through streets that cities do not plow until days later or up driveways, with people, like you, that have to work. They are people too!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m guessing if the letter carrier was upset enough to write on the envelloppe to please shovel, it is most likely more than a once in a while thing. These people walk many miles each day, they shouldn’t have to twist an ankle so you can get a welfare cheque.

  7. Anonymous says:

    For the time it took you to get all upset and write this post, you could have shoveled out the mailbox. It would only take 5 mins to shovel in front of your mailbox. Nobody is saying you have to do your whole driveway to get mail. These rules have been around my whole life. Deal with it, that is life. Everyone in Ontario is expected to do the same thing, you are not being singled out. I live alone too… I have a farm that I run myself. Not sure if you are male or female, but I am female. I have no equipment, not even a tractor. My driveway is over 100 feet long. Whatever your going through in life, I guarantee, there is somebody out there that has things worse than you. Be thankful you have a home to go to everyday.. get up an extra 5 mins if that is what it takes to do what is needed to get done.