KY – Louisville Metro Police have arrested three men they said were trespassing on government property. According to a police report, 44-year-old James Tully, 43-year-old Gregory Parker and 61-year-old Earl Allen were all found inside the lobby of the United States Post Office on Highland Avenue drinking beer. This is not the first time the three men were asked to leave the building. The report states after several complaints from USPS staff and customers, the men have been told “numerous times that they are trespassing” and are not allowed in the building. Responding officers said one of the men had an open beer and there was a “bag” of beers being shared between the three. Officers said all three men smelled of alcohol. All three men are charged with criminal trespassing, drinking alcoholic beverage in a public place and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
There's an old proverb that I learned at middle school dances and have applied to almost every aspect of my life since, beggars can't be choosers. And I think the Post Office in Kentucky, and really the Post Office overall can take a note. I mean who do you think you're kidding USPS? You're on the clock. You know it. I know it. We all know it. Profits are down, customers are down, they're talking about canceling weekend delivery altogether, let's face it, you're standard def in a high def world. People pay their bills online, order packages online, send e-cards online and adolescent boys aren't as desperate for the Victoria's Secret catalog as they once were. Yeah it's kind of sad but that's the way of the world. So when 3 potentially homeless men decide that they want to spend some time in your establishment passing around a bag of beer, maybe just let them get their swerve on for a bit before calling Johnny Law . Hell why not take their idea and run with it! I can count the amount of times I've been to the post office in the last 10 years on one hand and I pass one on the way to work everyday. I honestly can't even picture a reason why I'd ever be in one again. UNLESS I can mail a letter and grab an eye opener! All of a sudden I might be spending a lot of time at my local post office. I'll be mailing $10 birthday checks and sending post cards with a Tall Boy in my hand like it's 1993. Wake up USPS! The answer is right in front of you! And it's in the form of 3 drifters with a penchant for malt liquor!
PS: You know how they say never judge a book by it's cover? That's more of a suggestion I think.
Double PS: Seinfeld 20 years ahead of the curve;