The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134121 Message #3048245
Posted By: Midchuck
07-Dec-10 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: Ignorant old people
Subject: RE: Ignorant old people
Is it being old and ignorant, or working for the Post Office? In the US, we've come up with the expression, "going postal," for working for years in a place, getting more angry with life, until one day you lose it all at once, come into the place with a bunch of guns, and shoot your coworkers at random until the Police get there and gun you down, or you commit suicide before they can. It's called that because Post Office workers seem to do it more often than workers in any other business or occupation.
I think it has to do with too much job security. These people are so hard to fire, that they just hang in there for years, even as they get stranger and stranger. Donno if it's the same in the UK, but I shouldn't wonder.
(Apologies to the majority of postal workers, who are no more strange than the rest of us. But it happens.)