This is the point in time when I start to get really sick of Oklahoma and Postal classes. Only two days left, and I'm doing my best not to st up residency in the lounge. Trust me Shiner Bock does help to calm the nerve and forget the weirdos.
Yes, the postal services National Center For Employee Development, or NCED is chocked full of weirdos. Sure I've met some good friends from all over the country here, but I've also been exposed to some real strange people, such as ...
THE TIN MAN - Used to be I saw this guy every trip to Norman and at least once I'd find myself alone on the elevator with him. Sometimes he wore a bright shiny metallic hard hat, others he would sport a ball cap with aluminum foil sticking out. One time my friend Steve looked at the guy and said, "Okay I'll bite. What's with the foil?"
The guy looked right at him and said, "They might get your brain but they won't get mine."
The Snappy Dresser - Again this guy used to be here all the time. I think there are characters that their home office kept them away at school just to reduce problems at home. This guy was a large, tall and rather hairy man, at least he was a man until all the surgeries were finished, that wore dresses and pumps.
Mr. I'm Smarter than the Instructor- Every class is issued one. they argue about ever little fact and keep you in class thirty to forty five minuted longer than need be. Think Cliff the mailman from Cheers mixed with Screech from Saved by the Bell.
The Athlete- This guy is all pumped up about the organized sports here, basketball, volleyball, softball. At least he is on Monday. Tuesday he smells like BenGay and Wednesday he can barely walk.
Then you have a plethora of run-of-the-mill oddballs. Black Sock Man. SpeedoMan at the pool. Napkin Lady, the one in the dining room that covers her entire torso with napkins and then wraps up a thousand pieces of fruit to stow away in her room, GluttonMan, the guy who eats mounds and mounds of food every meal just because its free and he thinks he's sticking it to somebody. There are more but you get the idea.
And yesterday I saw two, count them two vehicles painted like the Dukes of Hazard car, The General Lee. Okay I'll admit it back in the day I liked the show, cheese and all, but what was that twenty years ago. Sure I know they made a new movie but it stunk so bad I couldn't watch it and besides who paints their vehicle to look like a movie or television car?
Yes, I'm talking to you all you Starsky and Hutch freaks, you Mystery Van drivers(unless you got a dog that can talk and solve crime, cause then 'll let you slide), anyone with fur covering their van. Okay rant over, but man am I ready to go home.