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Mailroom antics 'n' stuff

Today, Donnita came up to me and very seriously asked me what we should do about Ken's... ahem... b.o. She said "the other day, Ken came in to work and he smelled really bad. I think we should figure out a way to talk to him before it starts getting hotter outside and he gets worse." I said "I'm not too worried about it..." and tried not to smile. What a silly thing - having to talk to a coworker because they smell like sweat. Jeez.

Oh yes. I forgot to mention that on Sunday at about 2:30am we were awakened by the police outside our window again. I'm sure glad I live on the third floor and not on the first floor. This time the lady below us had called 911 because her next-door neighbors (the ones who've had trouble with the law before) told her to call and say someone was breaking into cars. So they went into the apartment and grabbed a guy and cuffed him and stood him outside on the front walkway for half an hour while dispatch ran an ID on him. They grilled him the entire time. "How'd you get here?" (He was just visiting the neighbors, I guess.) "Where do you live?" "Why are you getting social security checks?" (Actually, that one was funny. They asked him where he got his income, and he said "social security." When they asked him why he was getting social security, he said "why do you need to know that stuff? I don't ask you where you get your money!" and the officer said "well, I'd hope it's goddamn obvious!" Hehe) Finally, they let him out of the cuffs and made him leave. Except he just got in his car and sat there. But they seemed to think that was good enough and they left. I don't know if he ever drove away or if he came back in. That makes me mad - having the police come to deal with the neighbors for 2 or three weekends in a row. At first it was fun, like watching an episode of Cops but not as exciting, and now it's just annoying. The Jedi broomstick kid (which we got pictures back of - I'll try to post them later today or tomorrow) lives there, and he's only like 12. Poor kid.

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ignote
Jun. 2nd, 2003 06:35 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should suggest that she fix her personality. Hee! That probably sounded mean, but the things that stick in my head about her are always so weird and random. Maybe the guy just forgot to put on deodorant after he showered or something!
rivulet
Jun. 2nd, 2003 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Definitely. She IS weird and random. And, ya know, if she's so worried about someone smelling, she should fix herself - she goes around farting all the time. She apparently can't help it. Eww.
ignote
Jun. 2nd, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hee! Maybe she's never heard of Beano. Yikes, farting old ladies are scary.
rivulet
Jun. 2nd, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC)
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For her birthday last year, her daughter(who works in customer service) got her a "fart extinguisher." She's only used it a few times since then. They have to get pretty bad before she uses it.

bigby2k
Jun. 2nd, 2003 08:24 pm (UTC)
Heh, I'm glad that I work alone in my mail room!

And Kenny boy should use RightGuard. :)
rivulet
Jun. 2nd, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
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I'd love to work alone. Sigh...
bigby2k
Jun. 2nd, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC)
How many people in your mailroom?
rivulet
Jun. 2nd, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
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3, mostly. Donnita comes in at 6 and leaves at 2:30. I'm there 8-4:30 and Ken's there 1-8:30pm or something. So we're all there for only an hour and a half.
bigby2k
Jun. 2nd, 2003 09:45 pm (UTC)
Heh, I have to receive packages from FedEX and UPS too. Do you have to do that also?

It must be a big mailroom if they need three people!
rivulet
Jun. 2nd, 2003 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I have to receive and send FedEx, UPS, and DHL. And we also get Airborne Express and some smaller couriers coming in. But that's only when I'm helping out in shipping. We have almost 500 people at headquarters alone, and we get a TON of mail. Today it was 4 buckets.
bigby2k
Jun. 2nd, 2003 10:40 pm (UTC)
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I usually get 2 or 3 per day. There are three departments, I deliver for one of them, and I transfer the other mail to a couple other bins so the other 2 departments can get them and sort and deliver them for their own people.

Which makes it easier. :-D
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 06:56 am (UTC)
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You're lucky, I think. We have so many different departments, and some of them I have to deliver individually and some of them I can let them sort through. But so many new people come in and old people leave, and I don't know where everybody sits because people always move around and some of the cubes are like mazes. But as for mail volume, you've got a pretty comperable haul. Do you ever get to read angry letters? Those are fun. :)
bigby2k
Jun. 3rd, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
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No, I don't get any angry letters here. This is a medical clinic that I'm in and there are a lot of confidential stuff like patient reports and what not.

I do flip through copies of "Nature", "Science", and the "New England Journal of Medicine" when they come through here.
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 08:57 am (UTC)
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We get a lot of magazines that I tend to "borrow" for a bit and then deliver. :) And we get angry consumers all the time, as well as people asking for donations just because they're going camping.
bigby2k
Jun. 3rd, 2003 09:15 am (UTC)
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LOL!

The magazine "AdBusters" come through here every two months and that's fun to read. :) The last issue had a CD in it that I duped. :)
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 09:41 am (UTC)
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I don't think we get that one. But we do get Playboy (though it's wrapped) and we get Martha Stewart, which is addressed to someone who isn't here, so I can have it!
bigby2k
Jun. 3rd, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
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Oh, someone is getting Playboy there, eh? ;-)
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
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Yeah, we keep putting ads into it, so Gert and the advertising director both get copies.
bigby2k
Jun. 3rd, 2003 11:11 am (UTC)
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*LOL*

I'd love to know if the pages get stuck together, BWAHAHAHAHA!

Heh, thanks to the 'net, I don't subscribe to this magazine anymore thanks to all the amateur pictures on the net, the majority are much more hotter than the Playboy Bunnies. :)
thothway
Jun. 2nd, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC)
Jedi broomstick kid? I wanna see.
rivulet
Jun. 2nd, 2003 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, don't you remember my post a little while ago about the kid that was flinging his broomstick around under our window?
thothway
Jun. 3rd, 2003 10:23 am (UTC)
No.
rivulet
Jun. 3rd, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
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Oh. Well go back and look.
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