Thanks for holiday spirit (not)
After trying to go to the El Verano Post Office during my 30-minute lunch break on Wednesday, and seeing the line that snaked out the door, I thought I’d try the next morning when they opened at 8:30 a.m. (coincidentally, also the time I’m supposed to be at work).
When I got to the P.O. at 8:30 on Thursday, there were already four people waiting. I had one small box and they each had from two to a bagful.
I asked if anyone else had to be anywhere, since three of the four were obviously retired. The man first in line looked at me and said. “It’s 8:30; you’re already late,” and then continued speaking with the other people who basically ignored me.
The younger woman in front of me said she had to be somewhere at 9. At this point it was 8:38 and the post office wasn’t yet open, so I knew I couldn’t be that late to work and left.
Since I work from 8:30 to 5, and only get a half hour for lunch, and since the post office closes at 5 p.m. and isn’t open on Saturday, it makes it somewhat difficult for me to do any business with the post office.
I just wanted to thank those first three people in line for embodying the holiday spirit (or not).