Published on Mar 25, 2014
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UPDATE #2 03/27/2014:
My apologies to the people who contributed something positive to the conversations below, but due to excess profanity, spam and threats, I have disabled the comments section.
USPS has followed up several more times, including a visit from the local Postmaster, this issue has been resolved. Thank you USPS for taking this serious.
USPS has been in constant contact with me, while I verified if the hardware checked out (it did this time). They also stated that they have identified the driver, and that while they can't discuss personnel issues outside of USPS, the actions have been addressed. They also confirmed that this type of service is not condoned, which was my most pressing question.
To the folks (including many mail carriers and other professionals in this industry) who supported me, thank you! It obviously got their attention, and hopefully this will be the end of it.
Personally, I've sent a large amount of packages via USPS, and have always been very happy with the service, so I'm thankful that this one, but recurring, glitch has been addressed.
For people asking about the vehicle, etc., check out this Wikipedia article about rural letter carriers, which explains everything:
Just a few clarifications, since I'm getting a lot of hate:
This video is real, the van belongs to a rural mail carrier working for the USPS.
This is not the first time this has happened, there have been plenty of instances where mail was delivered like this (see links below), and I even reported it before. In this specific instance, I don't think there was any damage caused by this drop (having trouble with the drive, but hopefully not related), but it wouldn't be the first time something got damaged. If you watch carefully, you can see the door being pushed in.
Yes, I understand boxes can go through rough(er) handling while in transit, but that's not the point, not to mention being dropped on top of another box or conveyer belt is not the same thing.
I have been contacted by the USPS, so hopefully things will calm down now.
To the organizations interested in buying the rights to the video: I'm not interested in selling this video. It was just a small story to tell, and there is a lot more important stuff going on in the world. I thank you for your interest, but I can't release copyright.
Recorded Mon Mar 24 14 20 27 2014
Since people seem to like the video, here are 2 more of previous mail 'drops'.
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