Saturday, January 15, 2011

Too Funny

 Many of you know that my DH Tom had a very bad fall on ice on his last day of work before retiring from the Post Office.  Our eldest daughter also works for the Post Office as a supervisor at the General Mail Facility, where no one actually 'knows' her dad there and as far as our daughter was concerned, no one knew WHO her dad is.  The Post Office has a grapevine hundreds of miles long.
Do you remember as kids the game called 'Telephone'?  That's where one person tells another a 'secret' and passes it along, one by one.  By the time it comes around to the last person, the secret is completely out of context, and usually has nothing what-so-ever to do with the original 'secret'.  It's kind of like that in the Post Office.  Word gets around very fast, from carrier to carrier, from carrier to clerk, from supervisor to supervisor, from carrier to customer on route, from post office to post office, from customer to customer. People are coming up to our daughter to ask how her father is doing, they heard he's still in the hospital, or that he has 2 broken legs, or that one of the 'higher ups' is giving him trouble about retiring since his fall, or he had a leg goes on and on and on and on.......each person either adds to the story or takes something away from it making it worse than it actually was/is.  Tom just laughs and laughs.  He's going down as a 'legend'.  I just seriously hope someone doesn't come up to our daughter to give his/her condolences.



  1. Denise - that is too funny! But the on the other hand, how amazing it is that some folks just love to elaborate a little when telling their story. That's how it gets out of control. Well, the best part about this is that your hubby is doing great and looks like he will have a great retirement.

  2. Hey Denise, how funny!! Unbelievable how the story changed. Glad it wasn't all true.8-)

  3. Oh the old gossip monster reared its ugly head. As long as you all are on the same page and know what the heck is going on, just laugh it off.

  4. LOL! Well I guess if they are talking and asking about him, then he must be well liked. Hopefully he is on the mend from all his ailments!