USPS Clients Pranked


Post Office in Sheepshead Bay

A user over at Citynoise.org, a public photoblog for urbanites, posted these pictures that show a few clients of Sheepshead Bay’s United States Post Office branch as the victims of a pointless, harmless, and slightly amusing joke. Apparently someone got incredibly bored in line and decided to have his way with the packing stickers – and the backs of some defenseless coats. I know I’m not supposed to condone stuff like this, but I have got to admit: I’m smirking.

Sheepshead Bay USPS Branch

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  • Anthony

    That is hilarious! I wonder if any of those poor saps ended up on the conveyor belt that loads packages on to the USPS plane. Maybe they’ll send a postcard from Bangladesh asking for a return label to get home, ha ha.

  • gene

    this is possibly the worst post office in the tri state area if not the country.

  • http://www.gene-2009.com Gene B.

    Hey whaddayaknow! Another Gene! :-)

  • Anonymous

    gene, please tell us why this is the worst post office in the tri-state area.

  • http://whitetrashbbq.blogspot.com BrooklynQ

    I guess you’ve never been in there Ray.

  • Anonymous

    I have been in there countless times. It is a little bit slow and clerks are not always happy to see us, but I dunno…it is my neighborhood post office, so maybe, I tend to see it favorably.

  • anon

    i find all USPS offices to be particularly miserable, full of people who generally failed at everything else and are now selling stamps for a living. their misery seeps into the air and infects everyone who happens to be standing on line.

    besides, wasnt the sheeps office supposed to be closing down?

  • http://whitetrashbbq.blogspot.com BrooklynQ

    Ray,

    Try the post office on Avenue U and East 23. The folks there are pleasant and helpful. And they do their best to get you in and out quickly.

    One of the reasons I think that the Sheepshead Bay post office is one of the worst, was that I went down to complain that my mail was being delayed and the magazines and news papers were arriving torn.

    I was met with the answer “Nothing we can do about it.”
    Nothing they can do about it when magazines and delivered a month late?

    C’mon.

  • anon

    other offices arent any better.

    this is a comment i submitted to my local office (Bath Beach)

    “Hello

    My building is serviced by the Bath Beach post office in brooklyn, ny. I am constantly receiving letters intended for someone else, simply because they happen to have the same last name as me. On quite a few occasions (I lost track of the count at this point), envelopes intended for another recipient would be put into my mailbox. This person has the same last name as I do, and because there was no apartment number listed in the address (a mistake on the sender’s part), the mailman deemed it ok to put that mail into my mailbox simply because its the same last name. On other occasions (again, lost track of count), that same person’s mail would be put into my mailbox EVEN THOUGH IT SPECIFIES THE CORRECT APARTMENT NUMBER IN THE ADDRESS FIELD. I am sure that the mailman is competent enough to read the apartment number, yet that mail somehow still manages to make its way into my mailbox. On nearly every occasion, i either write a note that such person does not live in the apartment, and leave it on a little shelf by the mailbox for the mailman to pick up. Yet, nearly each time, the mailman puts the letters BACK into my mailbox. I do not know if this is done out of boredom, out of spite, out of incompetence, or just for fun, but it is quite annoying to me.
    Furthermore, it is quite a regular sight to see other letters with similar “does not live here” notes left by other people living in the building. It seems to me that either the senders are making errors en masse, or the sort process at some point in the USPS chain is quite prone to errors.

    I beseech you to please investigate this. I understand that the USPS currently faces a budget crisis, but this is simply unacceptable. I am quite annoyed by repetitively having to hand deliver someone else’s mail to the correct apartment, and I am sure these are people who would like to receive their mail in a more timelier manner. “

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    Having used both the Sheepshead Bay and Homecrest Post Offices I’d have to agree that the Homecrest is far better. The Gravesend office isn’t too bad either.

  • Anthony

    That is hilarious! I wonder if any of those poor saps ended up on the conveyor belt that loads packages on to the USPS plane. Maybe they’ll send a postcard from Bangladesh asking for a return label to get home, ha ha.

  • gene

    this is possibly the worst post office in the tri state area if not the country.

  • http://www.gene-2009.com/ Gene B.

    Hey whaddayaknow! Another Gene! :-)

  • Anonymous

    gene, please tell us why this is the worst post office in the tri-state area.

  • http://whitetrashbbq.blogspot.com/ BrooklynQ

    I guess you’ve never been in there Ray.

  • Anonymous

    I have been in there countless times. It is a little bit slow and clerks are not always happy to see us, but I dunno…it is my neighborhood post office, so maybe, I tend to see it favorably.

  • anon

    i find all USPS offices to be particularly miserable, full of people who generally failed at everything else and are now selling stamps for a living. their misery seeps into the air and infects everyone who happens to be standing on line.

    besides, wasnt the sheeps office supposed to be closing down?

  • http://whitetrashbbq.blogspot.com/ BrooklynQ

    Ray,

    Try the post office on Avenue U and East 23. The folks there are pleasant and helpful. And they do their best to get you in and out quickly.

    One of the reasons I think that the Sheepshead Bay post office is one of the worst, was that I went down to complain that my mail was being delayed and the magazines and news papers were arriving torn.

    I was met with the answer “Nothing we can do about it.”
    Nothing they can do about it when magazines and delivered a month late?

    C’mon.

  • anon

    other offices arent any better.

    this is a comment i submitted to my local office (Bath Beach)

    “Hello

    My building is serviced by the Bath Beach post office in brooklyn, ny. I am constantly receiving letters intended for someone else, simply because they happen to have the same last name as me. On quite a few occasions (I lost track of the count at this point), envelopes intended for another recipient would be put into my mailbox. This person has the same last name as I do, and because there was no apartment number listed in the address (a mistake on the sender’s part), the mailman deemed it ok to put that mail into my mailbox simply because its the same last name. On other occasions (again, lost track of count), that same person’s mail would be put into my mailbox EVEN THOUGH IT SPECIFIES THE CORRECT APARTMENT NUMBER IN THE ADDRESS FIELD. I am sure that the mailman is competent enough to read the apartment number, yet that mail somehow still manages to make its way into my mailbox. On nearly every occasion, i either write a note that such person does not live in the apartment, and leave it on a little shelf by the mailbox for the mailman to pick up. Yet, nearly each time, the mailman puts the letters BACK into my mailbox. I do not know if this is done out of boredom, out of spite, out of incompetence, or just for fun, but it is quite annoying to me.
    Furthermore, it is quite a regular sight to see other letters with similar “does not live here” notes left by other people living in the building. It seems to me that either the senders are making errors en masse, or the sort process at some point in the USPS chain is quite prone to errors.

    I beseech you to please investigate this. I understand that the USPS currently faces a budget crisis, but this is simply unacceptable. I am quite annoyed by repetitively having to hand deliver someone else’s mail to the correct apartment, and I am sure these are people who would like to receive their mail in a more timelier manner. “

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Having used both the Sheepshead Bay and Homecrest Post Offices I’d have to agree that the Homecrest is far better. The Gravesend office isn’t too bad either.

  • minT

    this postal office sux, they never deliver anything they just leave a pink slip, and u gotta go there to pick it up, and then u gotta stay there for atleast 30 mins becuase there are only 2 if not 1 employees at the desk, meanwhile u see like 3 more in the back laughing and talking not doing SHIT if u ask me, they takes hours for nothing… take they sweeet ass time, maybe they should hire a few more skinnier pple other than these fat slobs who dont wanna get up to get your package and if they do it takes them like 15 minutes jus to find it. i give this usps office a negative 3

  • http://uspssheepsheadbay minT

    this postal office sux, they never deliver anything they just leave a pink slip, and u gotta go there to pick it up, and then u gotta stay there for atleast 30 mins becuase there are only 2 if not 1 employees at the desk, meanwhile u see like 3 more in the back laughing and talking not doing SHIT if u ask me, they takes hours for nothing… take they sweeet ass time, maybe they should hire a few more skinnier pple other than these fat slobs who dont wanna get up to get your package and if they do it takes them like 15 minutes jus to find it. i give this usps office a negative 3

  • Chuck

    Forget that, the one sheepshead is MUCH better….

    The one on kings hwy and 19th lines stretch out to the doors, theres always either 1 or 2 people working and its sooo sloww there.

    The one on Nostrand and Ave I or J, is open until 7 but again 1 or 2 people working and it’s horrible there.

    Ave U and 23rd? It’s MUCH better than the ones I just listed. they get you out and answer all questions.

    I have a P.O box in staten island, the post office on manor and victory blvd is really nice out there, they have their own parking lot even though its always packed out, and theres always more than 2 people working at busy times.

  • Chuck

    Forget that, the one sheepshead is MUCH better….

    The one on kings hwy and 19th lines stretch out to the doors, theres always either 1 or 2 people working and its sooo sloww there.

    The one on Nostrand and Ave I or J, is open until 7 but again 1 or 2 people working and it’s horrible there.

    Ave U and 23rd? It’s MUCH better than the ones I just listed. they get you out and answer all questions.

    I have a P.O box in staten island, the post office on manor and victory blvd is really nice out there, they have their own parking lot even though its always packed out, and theres always more than 2 people working at busy times.

  • Amartin8305

    I have the same problem. Worse. My last name just changed from one common name to another. My mailbox currently has my full name and apartment number. I called the post office. They said that the mailman only looks at the last name. So I asked why mail without an apartment number was returned. They said it didn’t have all the information. I asked why they weren’t looking at all the information if it was available. We went full circle. No wonder identity theft is at an all time high.