After having worked in several post offices in Las Vegas, I can honestly say that customers continue to amaze me. There are a lot of Hispanics that come to my station. I don’t know, if I moved to another country, the first thing I would do is LEARN THE LANGUAGE! That’s not a racist thing to say either. There are plenty of folks who at least try to communicate but a lot of folks don’t make the effort. I would feel so lost especially going to the post office. Maybe this country isn’t progressive-thinking enough – I visited Holland and stayed with a friend there. Everyone spoke English. Our host mentioned that English, as well as one of the border country’s languages were required to learn in school as well as their native language. It makes sense. Unfortunate Spanish wasn’t a requirement, but an option in school when I was growing up and that was in high school only.
I’m also a little surprised at how many people don’t know how to address an envelope. I know we are living in a digital age, but I clearly remember learning how to address an envelope in third grade. Plus, we all get mail and see how it’s addressed! I’m just surprised when 20-somethings come in and say “OK I’ve never done this before. My address goes here…?” I must say my patience wears a little thin when customers seem a little clueless about the basics. A lady came up today and put her shopping bag of three boxes on my counter and said, “I want a box to mail these in!” The post office has supplies available for all your shipping needs, including tape, padded mailers, boxes, etc. So it amuses me how folks just want it done for them. And “You mean I have to BUY tape?” People actually get upset by that! Why would they expect that all for free?
What’s really disturbing is how customers think they can say whatever they want to you. A lady said to me today, “Did you lose a lot of weight or something? Your face looks a lot thinner than in your picture (on my badge)!” I was taken aback by that comment and just shrugged my shoulders. I’ve never seen that woman. What gives her liberty to make a comment like that? People actually yell across the lobby asking questions while I’m with a customer. I ignore those who interrupt a transaction. I used to enjoy customer service…
It’s Sunday and I’m relaxing while watching Sunday Ticket. It’s funny how it has all come to this because I didn’t watch football as a child, or any sports. I remember my father watching the Dallas Cowboys but never got into it with him. And I wasn’t forced to watch. I didn’t get into the game until the early 90′s when I started hangin out for Monday Night Football. And there were plenty of neighborhood pubs poppin up everywhere with microbrews on tap. Some bars had complementary grub as well so why not?
I became a fan of the SF 49ers because I fell in love with the city after visiting. Steve Young was the quarterback at the time. After choosing a team, I found myself enjoying and learning more of the game. I also found myself liking the Seattle Seahawks for some reason. Was it because I had a desire to move to that wonderfully green city surrounded by mountains? That desire almost became a reality in the year 2001 but, perhaps fortunately, that dream had been dashed. I didn’t think I would mind the rain, but after talking to folks who have actually lived there, I felt maybe it was a good thing I stayed in Vegas. Hot but dry!
I used to hang with my buddy on Sundays at a local bar that played all of the games. That was cool and all, but had to deal with smokers, loud fans, and mostly mediocre grub. Plus hangin and drinkin in public from 10 am to late afternoon got to be un-fun. I thought going to a sports book with the large screens would be cool, but it’s even louder and smokier there! But you know, tecnology is an amazing thing!
Here comes Red Zone Channel. Damn what nice slice of high tech to have! And Sunday Ticket! What a dream come true! Watching ALL of the games during their scoring drives, with a choice to watch ANY GAME I WANT! On my IPAD EVEN! Works on my phone too, but picture keeps dropping out. After going last year without it, and having my choice of games to watch limited to what’s on locally, I decided to spend the $300 and get all of those games in the comfort of my home. Don’t have to drink if I don’t want (kinda felt “forced” to drink at a pub) and can make whatever I want to eat. I can even invite friends over to enjoy a smoke-free environment with good grub and lots of love! But this weekend I’m enjoying it by myself.
Thanks Red Zone Channel and Sunday Ticket!