Unwrapped packages

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, so long as they don’t have to look at someone’s naughty bits:

Nudists who live at Eden RV Resort and City Retreat in Hudson [Florida] say they are being discriminated against by the U.S. Postal Service.

One postal carrier refuses to deliver mail inside the gates of the resort for fear of seeing naked people, residents say. When they complained to the post office, a manager told them carriers are not required to enter the resort if it offends them.

“It offends me that she does not do her job because if she can’t do her job, then she shouldn’t be having this job,” said Eileen Hudak, who has lived at the resort for 10 years and calls it a “family resort.”

While I tend to side with other folks at Wardrobe Zero, the Postal Service seems to have the better argument here:

“The mission of the Postal Service is to provide trusted, affordable, universal service to our customers. One of the ways we do this is through centralized delivery, which is the method of delivery for this community. In accordance with postal regulations, all mail is left in the appropriate boxes. Packages are left in the large parcel lockers, which, like the mailboxes, are located just outside the entrance to the community. Notices are left for mail requiring signature and items that do not fit in the lockers. Carriers are not required to deliver beyond the centralized delivery units. We can assure all customers that mail and packages are being delivered according to national centralized delivery requirements. The Postal Service appreciates its customers and strives to provide the best possible service at all times.”

If only the one carrier is adhering strictly to the rules, you have to assume that our skyclad friends are routinely getting more service than they’re supposed to.

1 comment

  1. Holly H »

    5 March 2018 · 9:44 am

    Ah nudity, and its myriad facets. This seems to be another of those naturally-sexist social situations. One would imagine that a male postal carrier would have few problems with casual nudity (unless he’s a really uptight guy like our VP). But imagine a mid-twenties female who might feel uncomfortable, encountering a 50-year old nude male. Or, for that matter, throw out the ages. Shouldn’t she have the right NOT to be forced into such encounters?

    If she were a doctor’s assistant, then she’d have no right to avoid male nudity. But a mail carrier would have good reason not to expect this.

    So , even if it weren’t for the “centralized delivery” argument, I’d have to side with the workers who want to avoid the issue of TMI.

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