The relationship between dog and mail carrier is the stuff of legend. But, hey, this Dog likes getting letters too, and we try to be friendlier than stories might have you believe.
And the Watchdog isn’t the only one keeping an eye out for those men and women in blue.
Richard Johns, for one, has noticed postal carriers aren’t always in uniform. One woman, he said, wore a zebra top and jeans.
“If you didn’t see the truck, you would think she was breaking into the boxes,” he said.
The Kansas City man has also seen someone in baggy shorts with an untucked shirt.
Is this a local option?
The Dog had a friendly interaction with the U.S. Postal Service (it’s true) and found out what’s going on.
Turns out, access to the mail truck keys doesn’t always come with a uniform right away.
Non-career carriers don’t get a uniform allowance until they finish a 90-day probationary period, said USPS communication representative Stacy St. John. But they should always have proper ID.
The Dog was happy to bite on this question. He learned something new.
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