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Old 12-28-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Federal employees are not exempt from laws. Call your local prosecutor, explain the problem with his refusal to comply with your orders, and ask how you can prosecute. Don't bother with either the police or the post office. Prosecutors are either politician themselves or work for politicians. That just about guarantees responsiveness.

Do not try to get him wet or do anything on your own; you could easily be charged with a federal crime.
So your saying in your area the laws are not followed; its all about influence. Hopefully your prosecutor does not agree and goes thru proper channels to file a case or refers you to civil court. To file here in such minor cases requires you file a complaint with police at department then it goes for consideration to see if a probable cause is established to then let you sign swearing to facts and issue a summons.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for all your comments! Crazy- I had no idea there would be so many different takes on my situation. I love all your ideas and hearing your solutions. While I would never do anything anything that might injure, harm, or cause trauma to anyone, I do find some of your ideas quite- how shall I put it- creative

I understand that mail carriers want to do their job quickly and efficiently, but it is utterly incomprehensible to me that they would deliberately walk through an area that someone has very obviously put time and effort into cultivating. It would seem that common courtesy would tell them not to do this. I am probably beating a dead horse at this point so will let it go.

My first step will be to go speak with the postmaster. Hopefully that will work. If it doesn't I will go to my neighborhood association which is very supportive of beautification projects. Otherwise I will look into putting up a 4' fence, but I really think it is ridiculous that I would need to go to those lengths just to get someone from trampling on my plants.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:19 PM
 
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Good point, and that is a felony.
So you are going to charge the sprinkler with a felony? Who in the world would have a sprinkler running in their garden, blasphemy!

If a mailman is cutting thru a garden that has a sprinkler running, its his fault if the mail got ruined.

Ive never heard of such rude behavior in my life. Around here, not only would a mail person not ignore a request like that, but they wouldnt even be so ignorant as to walk thru someones garden.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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Plant a prickly pear cactus at the path entrance.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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You could call the police and charge him with trespassing on private property. If you can get charged with trespassing for changing seats on an airplane (moving to an empty seat) surely you can press charges here.... Doesn't make sense for one and not the other.
Best of luck.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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As for the bear trap idea, don't even get me started. It is not just stupid and inhuman, it's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
It was also a joke.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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I love the idea that most everyone is suggesting something crappy.. Well the PO does NOT have to deliver your mail if you do things.. or cause certain problems... There is no law that states they HAVE TO deliver your mail to your residence...

So if you do something drastic that "could" interfere or harm the carrier they could make you start going to get your mail...
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Inform the postmaster that the carrier is not just taking a shortcut, he's damaging your property. If it continues, ask the help of your Congressperson. Federal employees do not like getting noticed by Congress critters!
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:56 AM
 
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Can you put down a few stepping stones and make a pathway? If you think about it, that's kind of a crappy job, having to deal with picky people all day, always someone upset about something. Why not try to challenge yourself and be nice, make it easier for someone else.
I'm not convinced that accommodating an idiot is good for anyone. It's not even good for the Postal carrier in the long run.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:58 AM
 
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Good point, and that is a felony.
It wouldn't be a felony. The carrier was trespassing.
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