We tracked down a startlingly honest mailman and learned some dirty truths about life as a member of the thin, blue, shorts-wearing line…
#5. Don’t Piss Off Your Postal Worker
f your checks are routinely stepped on and misdelivered, it may not be due to simple human error. If you give your mail-person a reason to hate you, well … your stuff might just take longer to arrive. … Just so we’re clear, holding back mail for the purpose of vengeance isn’t something we do all that often. It’s an extreme response, because the consequences can be pretty dire. One Kentucky postal worker got six months in straight-up prison for “destroying, hiding, and delaying” mail so he could pick his kids up from school on time. Of course, he held back something like 45,000 letters and packages before anyone noticed. So, yeah, you can get away with it for a while.