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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 09:48 PM
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Mail carrier who defecated in yard gets to keep job
PORTLAND, Ore. - A mail carrier who was caught using a yard as his personal toilet will not be fired.

The incident happened last month at a home in southeast Portland and a neighbor, Don Derfler, captured the man in the act with his camera.

Derfler had been waiting for his babysitter when he saw his mailman acting odd at his neighbor's house across the street. The postal worker then pulled down his pants and that's when Derfler began snapping pictures.

"We trust people like the postal service and meter readers and people of that nature," Derfler told us when we interviewed him in April. "To come on to our property and to defecate - it's just wrong."

Read more: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/122672324.html#13064589878421&if_height=255
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 09:57 PM
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1.  When you gotta go, you gotta go.
Edited on Thu May-26-11 10:35 PM by cleanhippie
:rofl:


But hey, sometimes, you just gotta go NOW! Maybe it was a crap in the yard or crap in his pants decision he had to make.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 09:58 PM
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2. But they're giving him a different (undisclosed) route
LOL
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:02 PM
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3. "Neither Rain, nor Snow, nor Poop in Pants Will Stay These Couriers from their Appointed Rounds"
Hoo Rah!

Our Proud Mail Carriers!

:patriot:
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calendargirl Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:10 PM
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4. I thought it was the U.S. Postal Service.
Not the U.S. Fecal Service.
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:19 PM
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5. I'm much more disgusted by the neighbor.
He sees someone taking a shit and his first thought is to grab his camera. :wtf:
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:41 PM
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12. I think that that is a perfectly rational response.
It is not like you could be expected to apprehend someone doing that, because they could pick up the shit and throw it at you, and really, the shit could be considered a biological weapon, germ warfare.
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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:20 PM
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6. He was just making his ...rounds.
No time to waste, I'm sure, delivering a package, so to speak, or not. Nothing to get all flush about.

What can brown do for you?
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:26 PM
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8. I assume
that you've never had to take a bowel movement in an inappropriate place before. It's not pretty, no one is saying it is, but on occasion, human beings have to take a crap, and sometimes, we get sick and need to take a crap.

The person with the problem is the one taking the pictures. If the guy was a serial "defacator" or something, that would be one thing, but a guy taking a shit because he absolutely has to do so is hardly a menace to society.
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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:48 PM
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13. I agree with you.
I should have added this :+


And this...ewww.

:+
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 11:58 AM
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38. The post office is so extreme in the demands it make on its mail carriers that
Edited on Fri May-27-11 11:58 AM by tblue37
they actually once fired a woman because an efficiency expert said she could finish her route faster if she would just take longer strides when she walked.

A person's stride is not easily changed, and lengthening one's stride past the point of comfort can cause serious hip problems. But the woman "wouldn't" (my guess is couldn't) lenghten her stride as they demanded she do, so they fired her.

When I read the article about this situation some years ago, I tried an experiment: I tried to walk for a while with a slightly lenghtened stride. Since I used to walk quite a lot for fun and exercise, I had plenty of opportunities to try it out, but I had to give it up after part of a day, because it was so painful, and the pain lasted for a couple of days beyond my experiment.

If the mail carrier was afraid of losing time on his route, he might have postponed using a toilet until he really could not avoid going immediately. Since the PO is so extreme in its demands about route times, I can imagine soemthing like that happening!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:15 AM
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15. Hey, shit happens
Sometimes you don't get to choose where it happens.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:22 PM
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7. What kind of a jerk do you have to be
to take pictures of someone taking a shit out of necessity? It speaks volumes about the person taking the pictures, far more than it does about the person that took care of a biological necessity.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:30 PM
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9. Years ago, my mother had an emergency like that.
She was racing home in her car to beat the diarrhea. A cop stopped her for speeding. She was so flustered, she gave him her bowling league card instead of her drivers license. Then she messed her pants. Then she cried.

The cop let her go.

My brothers laughed. I did not.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:31 PM
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10. Agreed.
Edited on Thu May-26-11 10:33 PM by WorseBeforeBetter
Maybe he's posted them to Facebook so all his "friends" can have a few laughs...at someone else's expense.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:33 PM
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11. +1
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:59 AM
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25. Same kinda jerk that videotapes someone getting beaten
or their 2 year old daughter playing with a dead squirrel.

It's all about the internets and youtube and whattheheckever.
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:00 AM
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26. Probably wouldn't think that anything would be done otherwise...
or that he would be believed.

Dear local postmaster... Your local carrier on Rose Blvd just pooped in my roses.

__________________________________________________________________

Not that it mattered either way. Seriously, are folks siding with the "poor" guy who crapped in someones private property?
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:03 AM
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28. America is OVER if we can't be HARD ON POOP.
*tries to imagine how constipated parent poster looks right now*
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:35 AM
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30. Seriously.
Edited on Fri May-27-11 09:37 AM by Puglover
You've never had a sudden attack of "got to go" while in an inconvenient place? If that's the case I envy you. It isn't a pleasant experience.

I highly doubt that the carrier just decided to take a "crap" in the middle of his route because he felt like it. :eyes:

If you are suggesting he should have just let it go in his pants and let it run down his leg you're wrong.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:11 AM
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14. How sad, that someone who's home during the day doesn't know the mail carrier well enough. . .
that the carrier could ask them if they could use their toilet.

I work out of my home so I make a point to know my carrier. I offer them cold drinks on hot days, hot drinks when it's cold, and cookies when my wife's in a baking mood. And yes, on one occasion, a carrier asked if she could use our toilet.

For my little touches of kindness, I get back happy smiles every afternoon when the mail arrives, a friendly word or two if we meet at the door, and an occasional touch of extra service when my carrier sees a way to extend themselves for my benefit.

But most of all, I make a human connection, and each of us knows there's a person on both sides of the door. How much more rewarding that is over furtively snapping incriminating photos of an embarrassing act of probable desperation.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 02:30 AM
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17. Not everyone has a regular mail carrier
so maybe the neighbor didn't know whether this was anti-social behavior or a have to go situation. My area seems to be a training ground for postal carriers. We continually have someone new, we never get to know them. I'm not excusing the neighbor just saying .... :shrug:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:10 AM
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18. That was a great response. nt
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revolution breeze Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:41 AM
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23. I agree.
When my daughter was 4, it was the highlight of her day to meet the carrier at the mailbox and bring in the mail. The day before her first day of kindergarten, there was a knock on my door at noon. It was the carrier with a balloon and a stuffed animal to thank her for being there every day with a smile.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:55 AM
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34. Aw, I love that!
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:08 PM
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40. Aww. One of my fond childhood memories was Fred The Mailman. Sometimes he would let me push his cart
I wonder what ever happened to Fred. He was a younger guy so he has to be around retirement age.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:57 AM
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24. Sometimes there's a downside
to letting 'em use the toilet.

My last job I worked in a very small office where there were just me and a part time bookkeeper who left at noon each day. The boss was out of the office a lot, which he was on this particular day.

The UPS guy came in and asked if he could use our bathroom. Unisex. He uses it and then leaves quickly.

It didn't take long for the stink to creep out from down the hall and through a large empty office into the front office. He must have had a case of the raging pickled eggs and beer shits.

Anyway, the bookkeeper left. Not long after that the boss came back. The place still stunk.

Since I was the only one there, he assumed I was the one who created the foul atmosphere and gave me some strange looks the rest of the day.

I was caught in a dilemma. Admit to the boss that the bookkeeper and I had let an outsider use our toilet...or take the blame.

I figured it would be easier to take the blame.



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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:54 AM
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33. I gave my mail carrier a popsicle yesterday.
I hope she knows she could stop in if she needed to.
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:19 AM
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16. Special Delivery
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:39 AM
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19. I think you've got to be pretty fucked up
to take such a picture. Everyone gets taken short at some time or other.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:51 AM
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32. Hey!
You never know when another under-ware bomber or a crop-dusting frog-man might show up around YOUR place! Best to have the camera and every other loadable device locked and loaded, along with plenty of duct tape and plastic wrap. I wonder if the photographer captured the grandeur and greatness of the moment and paid attention to the rules of good artistic composition?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:58 AM
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36. Plastic wrap - you reminded me of this from about 10 years ago.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 03:14 PM
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41. Reading that made me wonder about that bundle I passed...
beside the Autobahn, near the town of Bad Salzungen, back in 1971.(I would have stopped to see but the sign said "Halten Verboten"... I had often wondered what REALLY became of Roy Orbison?
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:06 AM
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20. At least he didn't crap in the mailbox. I get enough shit in the mail as it is.
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:34 AM
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21. My husband is a carrier.
And has had this happen to him. And it's an ugly horrid experience to be a block and 1/2 away from your vehicle and then God knows how far away from a gas station and have an attack of uncontrollable diarrea.

The guy who took the picture is a complete jack ass.

I wonder for all in this thread who think this is so funny;can you tell me what your solution would be in this situation?
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:37 AM
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22. They're all tight asses..
Never had diarrhea.

:evilgrin:
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:01 AM
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27. One of the worst feelings...
is intestinal cramping from diarrhea.

I used to have it a lot from IBS. It would come out of the blue, and it was awful. Not too horrible if you're home or at least someplace where you're comfortable using the facilities for that purpose.

Absolute HELL when you're traveling.

It left me doubled over in pain lots of times.

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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:57 AM
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35. Stop at a home, and ask to use a bathroom maybe?
I mean, the guy with the camera was home. Probably others were as well. I'd let my mail carrier use my bathroom if she asked.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:00 PM
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39. Most people do not let strangers into their homes these days--and
even nextdoor neighbors often don't know each other well enough to be allowed bathroom privileges in one another's homes. He probably didn't feel he knew his route residents well enough to ask.
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:13 AM
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29. My brother-in-law was going through chemo
and was on the inside lanes of the Garden State Parkway, with his wife driving him home through traffic. He got horrible diarrhea, and had to go out of the car, because they were stuck in a traffic jam. There was no place private to go, and he wouldn't have made it anyway. He opened his door, she opened the back door and he went. Cars were right there on both sides because on the other side of the guard rail were the outside lanes. People were pretty kind, no one said anything.

Lack of sensitivity and unkindness are a hallmark of much of our society. I might laugh if it happened to me, but not to someone else. You never know their situation and it is one of the worst feelings in the world: to have cramps and no where to go.

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uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:34 AM
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31. hey! Smokey! you been eatin corn?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 11:37 AM
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37. Takes junk mail to a whole 'nother level.
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