Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sunnyside's Ragiest

Fellow 'hoodies already know that Sunnyside's post office is the worst place on earth. On top of being a picture of inefficiency, the anger emanating from employees and customers alike bubbles near explosiveness. Whenever there's a "gone postal" incident in the US, people on the news express their shock at how events have unfolded. Well, I'm shocked that there hasn't yet been some type of postal bloodbath at our local branch.

A typical three hours in line at Sunnyside's post office might result in the following exchange, which actually happened:

WOMAN IN LINE: Give me the fucking package back. I'll tape it myself. Fuck!
POSTAL WORKER: Fuck you!
WOMAN IN LINE: Fuck you!
POSTAL WORKER: Fuck you FUCK YOU FUCKYOUFUCKYOU!
WOMAN IN LINE (overlapping): FUCKYOUFUCKYOUFUCKYOUFUCKYOU!!

In the context of our current national immigration debate, perhaps I should point out that the postal worker was a Korean immigrant, and the Woman in Line was a Latino immigrant, so the exchange happened in thick accents, which made it all the more compelling. Or felonious, depending on your feelings about immigration.

When (not if) the shooting happens at the Sunnyside post office, I want NY1 to interview me, so that there's someone to say, "Yeah, this has been brewing for years. Frankly, I'm surprised the body count wasn't higher. Or sooner."

And yes, I'm writing this because I'm trying to put off a necessary visit. Goddammit.

Labels:

2 Comments:

At 2:29 PM , Blogger Ted Carter said...

Just hope you're not standing next in line...

 
At 11:12 PM , Blogger Ali said...

Sounds like it'd be easier to haul your butt into Manhattan and just mail it from there.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home