Isn’t it a comfort to know that our mail carriers are protected from being fired on the whim of their supervisors, who might otherwise, shall we say, “can their asses” for perfectly normal behavior such as, shall we say again, “crapping in someone’s yard?”
I wish were was making that up; sadly, I am not.
[Witness Don] Derfler had been waiting for his babysitter when he saw his mailman acting odd at his neighbor’s house across the street. The postal worker then pulled down his pants and that’s when Derfler began snapping pictures.
“We trust people like the postal service and meter readers and people of that nature,” Derfler told us when we interviewed him in April. “To come on to our property and to defecate – it’s just wrong.”
The incident was an embarrassment to the post office and the worker was immediately placed on unpaid leave. Now, a decision has been made to keep the worker but he will be transferred to a different route.
What the heck? The man was taking a dump; his trousers were down. In someone’s yard. How does this differ appreciably from exposing oneself? Gotta say…if this were my yard and, shall we say yet again, my granddaughter were to happen upon a mail carrier crapping in my yard, for crying out loud, in my mind there would be very little difference.
But never fear, this selfless public servant hasn’t lost his job, he’s merely been reassigned where he’ll be free to crap again in someone else’s yard. The National Association of Letter Carriers should be proud of the good work they’re doing.