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… (
I love the depth of analysis on that postal worker’s part. Yeah, that’s right. Americans only travel to Canada to get pot. I guess he doesn’t know pot, legal or otherwise is available on every street corner in the US.
To be fair, she was trying to be funny, but you’re right nevertheless.
Trudeau’s campaign promises have opened a whole new reality for this country, especially in my corner of it.
Good luck with that.
You know me, John, I’ll roll with the punches.
Sure you will.
OK, I know I’m naive but someone please explain to me the connection between pot and doritos.
People tend to get the munchies after smoking pot, David, and Doritos are the snack of choice for many of them.
Dorito’s maybe … but what would have been even more classic would have been if the package that was missed included also our all Canadian Hawkins cheezies! Now those are class munchies!
That’s funny! That was my first thought, how is everyone going to get their legal drugs now? Of course that is probably exactly why there is such an increase in packages in the first place.
Legally licenced daughter just paid an extra $4 to have her most recent shipment sent via courier. We miss you CUPW. 😆 sure we do
Like 3bones says: the snack should be included Can’t have one without the other.Missed opportunity for company up selling, right?
If it makes you feel any better, our postal workers in this area are worse…they seem to be “shopping” in customers’ deliveries…
I like the USPS. They get criticized and called “snail mail” and all of that, but I can still hand them a letter and fifty cents and they will deliver said letter anywhere in the continental US within a week… And considering what fifty cents buys me anywhere else, I see that as a screaming deal.
Our weed is legal here in California, but as the USPS is Federal, I don’t know whether you can legally mail it or not, but there are dozens of delivery services to choose from.
I am sure it is frustrating for all involved. But they certainly picked the right time of year to make an impact! Good luck to ya, eh? 😉
They opened the first weed stores in my state on Tuesday. I’m guessing a little less people will now be visiting Canada now.