Did it ever happen to you that you were at home the whole day, quietly writing something on your computer, no radio, no TV on… and then you go out to check the mailbox and there is a printed message paper stating that they tried to deliver a letter or a parcel at 11:45am but you were not at home – so you should go next day after 13:00 to the closest post office and pick up your own letter.
If it happens once in a year, you just get over it (“another mailman trick to avoid working…”) and try to forget it.
If it happens twice during the same week – then you start getting upset.
On the other hand, those nicely dressed young men who have as their religious obligation to go around and share the “good news” with others… somehow always find you at home. They don’t leave a message in your mailbox without ringing the bell. (That’s what the mailman does.) They really check if you are home or not: they knock the door, they find the doorbell button. Because they want to deliver to you the message…
Unlike Canada Post that doesn’t like to deliver.
That’s why I think a merger between the two organizations would be very beneficial for all of us: Jehovah’s Witnesses could teach all the letter carriers where to find the door bell, how to knock on the door, and all the simple techniques they use to meet people face to face. I am not sure there would be anything for Jehovah’s Witnesses to benefit from merging with Canada Post, though. Maybe free delivery of the WatchTower?
Please, please – if the merger is out of question, can we just send our letter carriers for some door bell button finding training? They really could use it!