Before we begin: The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is currently engaged in a series of rotating strikes in Canadian cities after negotiators failed to reach a deal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. CUPW, which represents 50,000 postal employees (every single one of whom is hated by every dog in my neighborhood), says it needs Canada Post to address issues that have stemmed from the explosive growth of parcel deliveries, including health and safety concerns and forced overtime.
CUPW has decided the holiday shopping season would be the best time for such a strike since it will make their members even more hated by the Average Canadian citizen and business than they already are. Now that you’re up-to-date, we’ll begin…
A package arrived for a guest today but thanks to rotating postal strikes, it was three days late.
After a quick scan of the hotel’s guest database, which took a full five minutes thanks to my computer freezing up every thirty seconds (nice to see that tech budget of $3.30 annually in action!) I informed the postal carrier that the individual in question had checked out and returned to the US of A.
The carrier’s response?
“Well, I bet his trip sucked since he didn’t get his legal Canadian weed!”
And that, Canada Post Corporation and CUPW, is the REAL cost of your strike action and negotiating breakdown; frustrated Americans who cross borders to bridge the emotional divide between our two nations through the use of legalized pot. Now what is the housekeeper supposed to do with all those bags of Doritos the guest was forced to leave behind?
I hope you’re happy, Canada Post, because I know of at least one Yankee that sure isn’t.
See you in the lobby, kids, though I’ll be on my porch waiting for mail that isn’t going to arrive…
If you were back on the job, CUPW workers, you could smoke some of that legal Canadian weed to warm up… (