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someone is stealing my mail (i want to fucking cry)

Discussion in 'home & finance' started by orchestral, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. orchestral

    orchestral blair waldorf

    AS IF today wasnt shitty enough (i had to work an extra hour, go drive to the middle of nowhere to get my cable/internet/tv turned back on because my bill was late, then came home and did a sink full of fucking dishes, and cleaned up after everyone else's messes here....)

    then i went downstairs to get my mail, because my mother informed me that my grandmother and aunt sent me birthday cards (presumably with money or checks inside as presents) and they went to her house, so she dropped them off in my mailbox, then she shut my mailbox.

    when i walked up, my mailbox was open, and empty, except for crap mail like the pennysaver and other coupons. i looked through ALL my mail, on the porch, in my neighbour's mailboxes above and below me, and NOTHING.

    WHO THE HELL STEALS A GIRL'S BIRTHDAY CARDS FROM HER FUCKING GRANDMA AND AUNTIE!! that is so fucked up.

    AND this is the third incident like this.
    a couple months ago i won a bag on ebay, it was shipped and the US Mail PROMISES it was delivered to my doorstep, and they even hid the package behind a bench on the porch.

    and a after that, i ordered new perfume on amazon.com (it was 70$) and it too was shipped to my porch. infact, i got a UPS or FEDEX email confirmation that my package had just been delivered, which was diverted to my blackberry and i got it immediately. i came home 3 hours later after finishing work, and it was GONE.

    i very very highly doubt it's my neighbours, as one is a nice couple with a new baby that i'm friends with, and downstairs is a socially awkward video-game and sci-fi recluse, who is way too religious, a-sexual, etc. to ever even considering stealing.

    so what the fuck do you do when someone is stealing your mail?

    i called my landlord/property management company, and they said it wasn't their problem and to call the post office, and the post office told me it's highly unlikely that it's the post officer, and to call the police or landlord.

    i really fucking needed that birthday money. BADLY.
    and someone fucking STOLE IT out of my god damned mailbox.
    who does that?
    jesus.
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  2. sunday green

    sunday green carpe noctem

    how is it not their problem if it's being done out of their mailboxes? i mean surely tht falls under their responsibility to their tenants? i dont really know what to suggest, other than paying a street urchin to watch the area/demanding the management company hire some kind of security guard or hall staff.
  3. orchestral

    orchestral blair waldorf

    it's hard because the mailboxes are outside, on the porch of this huge 100+ year old house that's been divided into 3 apartments, and the mailboxes are "historic" and sortof built into the porch pillar?
    but they also face the street, which is on the corner of an intersection, in the ghetto.

    my 100 year old mailbox even HAS a lock on top of it, but the key is clearly a big old tube key, that nobody has a copy of anymore -- and how do you even find someone to cut crazy old keys like that?

    [​IMG]

    that's what i'm talking about

    maybe i can buy an external lock?
    but even then, wtf do i do about packages.. i like online shopping..
  4. ash_of_pompeii

    ash_of_pompeii frankie.

    that's so fucked up. you have every right to be furious. when i first moved to texas, there was one incident where i strongly believe it was the mailman who went through my mail. i was so angry. maybe you could get a new lock on it? if they told you to talk to the post office then i'd go talk to them and tell them "hey, i'm putting a lock on my mailbox, so deal." i wonder what they do about those kinds of situations? cause obviously they probably wont compensate for the money lost. ugh.
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  5. Abscess

    Abscess sth witchy

    it could be the postman stealing it. mine steals my mail. they go for things that look like they could have money in - birthday cards, etc.

    THIS GUY STOLE SHITLOADS
  6. sunday green

    sunday green carpe noctem

    yeah the fact that yr mom put something in the mailbox and it was stolen after would make me think it isn't the mailman? or maybe he stole it when he was leaving some other junk and crap. your mailbox sounds lovely and ornate but completely impractical :( do you have to open it to put mail in or does it have a slot? getting a lock drilled in seems like the only option, do you think they would let you given that they're so old? i put one of these on mine when i lived in a converted terrace, on a wooden postbox.
    [​IMG]

    and maybe if it is the postman, if you kick up a fuss and he realises youve realised, he'll steal someone else's mail?
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  7. SmittenKitten

    SmittenKitten ***PURR***

    our magazines were coming really late and completely banged up...a few times we got them resent because they were so late...I am sure that our mailman was reading them because the first copies would arrive the around the same day as the reorders and be used...creepy and gross
  8. thisbytes

    thisbytes 8^)

    Arrange to pick them up at the post office instead. And I get people down the street's mail all the fucking time. Just because the house number is the same I guess that's close enough for the postman. Fuck me he should read a street sign now and then.
  9. barkstonwill

    barkstonwill Pornographic Filth

    Get a P.O. Box...$60-$75 a year and ONLY you can access it and its good for protecting your home address on the internet.
  10. RockitToTheMoon

    RockitToTheMoon monopoly on the radio

    I wish I had an answer. I had this problem in the apartment I lived in for 2 years, but lucky for me nothing really important was ever taken (that I know of). Like you, I was in an old house with a dinky mailbox with no lock. I was convinced it was my shitty neighbors because it started happening shortly after they had moved in. (I haven't thought about them for a while... yeah I hated them.) I really didn't think it was the mailman, but it's always comforting to know the postal police are watching over us: United States Postal Inspection Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I considered getting a p o box, but that seemed extreme, and I was moving out within months. I dunno. A friend of mine had birthday packages stolen from her, too. It's just so MEAN.
  11. ash_of_pompeii

    ash_of_pompeii frankie.

    what a jackoff! honestly how can people do such things?
  12. calalove

    calalove battle-scarred

    that's what i was going to post
  13. calalove

    calalove battle-scarred

  14. Silvine

    Silvine technetium

    The dirty fucking scumbags - mail a turd to your self in gift wrapping...
  15. ash_of_pompeii

    ash_of_pompeii frankie.

    holy shit, please do it!
  16. VenusDeMilo

    VenusDeMilo honeyblood

    ^ seconded.

    what a bastard. i think it's the mail man.
    HOW DARE HE.
    He probably wears your perfume behind his ears and cries himself to sleep. HE BETTER. What an absolute bastard.

    I really believe in Karma though. Last month I found this prepad coffee club card (i'll explain it if you don't understand...our university won't allow this group to sell organic free trade coffee because of some agreement with tim hortons, so they made a 'coffee club' and really you're paying for the 'membership' and with the membership you get 10 free organic freetrade coffees)...anyhoo.. I found it, and TOOK it... because I figured... the person will never receive it back, perhaps its my lucky day. So I used it up and got about $6.00 of free coffees. Then when I went to buy my membership, I lost my card after only one use. No idea where. I'm convinced its the workings of karma.
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  17. Axeman

    Axeman New Member

    I would be soooo damn pissed.

    One time I thought this happened to us, because I found an envelope addressed to my dad that were open and empty except for the cards in our mail box.

    Turns out my dad just wanted his money and didn't give a shit about the birthday cards.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
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  18. SmittenKitten

    SmittenKitten ***PURR***

    when you order can you request a signature? then they have to take it to the post office if you aren't there
  19. mthrfckr.

    mthrfckr. New Member

    PO BOX it.
  20. thisbytes

    thisbytes 8^)

    If it's somebody else other than the postman, put a pile of white flour in your box with a note attached stating, "Feeling lucky?"

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