Friday, 1 June 2012

Oh, Not Again!

A postman has told how his finger was ripped off by a Staffordshire bull terrier in Herne Bay.
A postman? Wait, you're not saying that...?

Ah. You are.
Peter – a postman for 38 years – said: “I was just delivering the mail as usual. I didn’t hear the dog but knew there was one there. I was just getting on with my job.
“I put the letters through and the dog jumped up and latched on to me.”
*sigh*
"I’m set to go back to work next week but I’m a bit dubious about putting my hands anywhere near a letterbox."
May I suggest a pair of tongs? Or just join your colleagues in simply stealing the mail rather than delivering it....

8 comments:

angryexile said...

One to add to the Postman's Walk, I think.

Anonymous said...

Iron claw gloves are to be issued throughout the UK to postman after successful trials in Birmingham, which have the double benefit of having tiny needles on the gloves to deter dangerous dogs and can be used as defence tool too.

There is a switch on the glove which enables the needles to withdraw when handling the mail.

Tatty said...

Here's my addition to the Postmen Training Manual for free: Flip the letterbox with one hand using only your thumb and with the other hand...holding the letter/s at one end only...push them through.

Why has no postman ever figured this out and spread the word ? How hard can this be, really.

ivan said...

As Tatty says, it is so logical not to put your hand through the slot.

It would also be logical for there to be a collection basket on the inside of the door especially where there are animals in the house.

Or the UK could go to proper letter boxes, that have a door with lock, that are large enough to to take reasonable sized parcels similar to those we have here in France. It saves having to stay in when you are expecting a small parcel.

jaded said...

Two blogs on the trot where you have found one corrupt person (a postman for a change instead of a PC)to slur the whole profession.Bit lazy really...

Anonymous said...

ata recent case in kings lynn norfolk, it was not the postmen but the managers who were stealing bigtime, and taking stamps off parcels, and selling them back to the public, in their tiny office and pocketing the money which was siad to be £30 a head per week each manager, the sooner we geta real postal service the better,

Anonymous said...

i spent some time as a postman
and its not iron gloves you want but iron pants, 2 damn managers werea couple of queers and would not leave us blokes alone

JuliaM said...

"One to add to the Postman's Walk, I think."

Hah! Indeed.. :)

"Why has no postman ever figured this out and spread the word ? How hard can this be, really."

It's not rocket science, is it?

"Two blogs on the trot where you have found one corrupt person (a postman for a change instead of a PC)to slur the whole profession."

'One'..?

Good grief, Jaded, if you Google it, you'll find plenty of cases!