My mail carrier is being a dickface. Any suggestions?
Okay, this is a long story, but I'll do my best to give all the details.
I buy and sell a lot of mini bike parts. Most are cheap, but some are extremely valuable. Unfortunately, a lot of the guys I buy from use USPS. In the past 4-5 years, it hasn't been an issue. My mail carrier has always left the packages in my carport, which is about 100 feet away and out of view from the road. Back in February or so, he started leaving my packages next to the mailbox at the road. While I live in a nice neighborhood with trustworthy neighbors, I've always lived by the motto "Keep honest people honest". In other words, don't make it so easy for people, that they decide to do something dishonest.
When I saw packages next to the road, I made a point to stop the mail carrier the following day and ask what's up. The next day, I went down the box and waited. I asked why he left packages next to the box and he said his E-brake wasn't working (rural carriers use their personal vehicles). He said he hasn't been able to get it fixed yet and he can't park on a hill to deliver the mail. Okay, I get that. I suggested he could pull up the driveway and honk and I'd come get the package from him without him having to get out of the car. I work from home and I'm almost always home that time of day. He agreed and I went about my day.
The very next day, I got a parcel notification in my mailbox. I must have missed him honking. I went to the post office and got the package. Two days later, I was watering the plants out front when the mail came. I waved and he stuck some stuff in the box and went on up the road. I went to get the mail and there was another parcel notification. Under the "available for pickup" time and date, it had that days date and their hours of operation. He didn't even bring the package on the route with him.
I went back to the post office and as soon as I walked through the door, the guy at the desk had my package on the counter. He asked if I was having my packages held and I said "Well, I wanted to ask about that...". I explained everything that had happened and he said he would look into it. I made sure to say "I don't want to get him into trouble, I just didn't understand what was going on. I don't want to piss off the people I rely on."
For the past two months, anything that was too big to go into my mailbox didn't even go into his vehicle. He would fill out cards and leave them. Still, it's better than leaving them next to the road. I continued to go get my packages.
My wife began getting irritated that the things she was ordering weren't being delivered. Then shit really hit the fan. She went off on someone down there and now, ALL of my packages are being held, despite fitting into the box.
I know that a formal complaint won't likely do anything. I have to be honest though, at this point, I'd like to drag his ass out of the car and pummel him. I'm normally a really laid back guy, but this is getting under my skin. I'm having to go to the post office 3-4 times a week to get shit that would easily fit into my mailbox, including everything I've ordered from Meh.
TL;DR My mail man is a dickface and won't deliver packages. What's my move?
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