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Postal worker who defecated in yard gets to keep his job
KATU ^ | KATU.com Staff

Posted on 05/26/2011 7:37:39 PM PDT by feralcat

PORTLAND, Ore. - A mail carrier who was caught using a yard as his personal toilet will not be fired.

The incident happened last month at a home in southeast Portland and a neighbor, Don Derfler, captured the man in the act with his camera.

Derfler had been waiting for his babysitter when he saw his mailman acting odd at his neighbor's house across the street. The postal worker then pulled down his pants and that's when Derfler began snapping pictures.

"We trust people like the postal service and meter readers and people of that nature," Derfler told us when we interviewed him in April. "To come on to our property and to defecate - it's just wrong."

The incident was an embarrassment to the post office and the worker was immediately placed on unpaid leave. Now, a decision has been made to keep the worker but he will be transferred to a different route.

A spokesperson said the administrative action was taken based on a postal service investigation but he did not elaborate. He also did not say which route the mail carrier has been assigned to cover.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: postal; union; usps; worker
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How would you like to see this guy "handling" your mail?

Just another one of those selfless public servants Obama keeps lecturing us about.

1 posted on 05/26/2011 7:37:42 PM PDT by feralcat
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To: feralcat

Snail Mail becomes Smell Mail.


2 posted on 05/26/2011 7:39:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t o r b e s a d)
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To: feralcat

I don’t see what is news about this. The IRS has been defecating on us for years, and they still have their jobs.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 7:42:03 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: feralcat

I fail to see anything odd here; the federal gub’mint has been dumping on citizens for years.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 7:42:03 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: feralcat

Is this an unconditional or is this conditional on his ability to keep his shiat together?


5 posted on 05/26/2011 7:42:26 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: feralcat

“Neither rain nor snow or the dreaded ‘dookie squats’ shall stop the USPS”


6 posted on 05/26/2011 7:42:39 PM PDT by mylife
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To: feralcat; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

“Special Delivery, [characterization deleted]”.

Seems like this yard would have its own kind of “forever” stamp.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 7:43:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: feralcat

Aw, cut him a break. Jack Nicholson as Edward Cole in The Bucket List said it best: “never trust a fart.” Stuff happens.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 7:44:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: feralcat

Doesn’t this still violate some sort of city ordinance ? You know, the one about not defacating in public on someones property.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 7:46:39 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: feralcat

We pay the USPS to drop **** off, but this is going to far.


10 posted on 05/26/2011 7:48:47 PM PDT by mylife
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To: feralcat

Cliffy, Cliffy, Cliffy...


11 posted on 05/26/2011 7:50:05 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: feralcat

I guess no one on Free Republic has had that cramp hit them when there is no place to go.


12 posted on 05/26/2011 7:50:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: feralcat

Hey, I ain’t talking about a dump here here but my wife caught me taking a relief off the back deck the other night and said it was disgusting...I told her I was reliving myself on the same lawn that our 2 cats, a dog and probably a dozen wild animals piss on each day, yet none of them pay the mortgage...so forgive me for feeling a sense of entitlement to mark my territory from time to time.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 7:53:38 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you! "Chesty")
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To: feralcat

This is just another “craptastic” decision by the USPS.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 7:54:14 PM PDT by Nacatamal (I've lived under Ortega and Obama. Frankly, I can't tell the difference.)
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To: feralcat

There are animals pretending to be humans walking amongst us. They can usually hide their base nature, but sometimes they lose control and then they are outed by their own actions.

It’s usually not so benign as one fouling a yard, usually it involved violence or bloodshed, but they are out there.

And their numbers are growing.


15 posted on 05/26/2011 7:57:42 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Venturer
I guess no one on Free Republic has had that cramp hit them when there is no place to go.

Sure have. That is why I carry a lunch kettle. I just have to make sure my sandwich isn't still in there.

16 posted on 05/26/2011 7:58:41 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: feralcat
He also did not say which route the mail carrier has been assigned to cover.

It seems he's already covered enough, lol.

17 posted on 05/26/2011 8:01:44 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: feralcat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2725754/posts ~ already well covered in this only slightly older thread. Again, I do pray that all the critics be stricken with chron’s disease, celiac, wheat gluten intolerance or any number of other normal, natural, very destructive problems of the upper and lower GI. BRING THEM TO THEIR KNEES in everybody’s front yard.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 8:16:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazlo in PA

Last time that happened I didn’t check to see if your sandwich was still in there. Bet you’ve never had anything so good in your life.


19 posted on 05/26/2011 8:17:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: feralcat

So he was assigned to cover a new route. Cover it with what? Or is he just marking new territory?


20 posted on 05/26/2011 8:24:54 PM PDT by lmsii
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To: feralcat

Yeesh. Gives “junk mail” a whole new meaning.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 8:25:29 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: feralcat

We live way out in the country. I’m pretty well convinced that one day when we were gone our rural mail carrier came in and used the bathroom. - Funny, but I don’t care really. In fact, I’d have told her to come on in any time she needed to when she was on her route (I had known her for a long time.) I know what it’s like to have your bladder busting and no restroom for miles around. We’ve got nothing of value in the house, and nothing to hide. Early on, I decided to cultivate simplifying life and having nothing worth stealing in our house; and we don’t.


22 posted on 05/26/2011 8:25:59 PM PDT by Twinkie (We still don't know anything about Obama, and won't.)
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To: feralcat

I’m sure that he had bundles of junk mail newsprint handouts in his bag to totally wipe himself, before continuing on his route whilst whistling happy tunes!


23 posted on 05/26/2011 8:26:24 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: atomic conspiracy

In the old days, when you knew your neighbors, the mailman, the Good Humor man, and the bread/milk delivery man, if they needed to go to the bathroom, someone always let them in.

That’s what we were as a society. Look at what the Democrats have done to divide it into distrusting factions.

We need to get back to “niceness” and “decency.”


24 posted on 05/26/2011 8:32:56 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: feralcat

Much adoo about nothing.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 8:36:27 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: feralcat

No way he should get to keep his job. He should be charged.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 8:39:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until Jan 20, 2017.)
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To: Twinkie

Could be something he ate and he had no control and had no choice.


27 posted on 05/26/2011 9:10:14 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: feralcat

Probably more involved than indicated in article. I know from personal experience no matter where one is, a urgent call of nature will not be denied.

Will never forget my embarrassment on a very, very, cold still January day in 1956. I was a 17 year old in basic training at Ft. Leonardwood MO and we had been on a forced March. Then back at the company area, were made to stand at attention in the ranks. This while some 2nd Louie idiot addressing the troops prattled on and on. I had to urinate so bad there was no stopping it, and the steam rising up from my wet pants for all to see was not my finest moment.


28 posted on 05/26/2011 9:40:53 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: tommix2

any one that has had an uncontrollable bout of diarrhea can sympathize. But should have gone to the back yard...


29 posted on 05/26/2011 10:19:42 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: IrishPennant
...I told her I was reliving myself on the same lawn that our 2 cats, a dog and probably a dozen wild animals piss on each day, yet none of them pay the mortgage...so forgive me for feeling a sense of entitlement to mark my territory from time to time.

Well, we live on 40 acres out in the country. When we first bought the property my wife suggested that we get an outhouse for the far end so that if I was working down there I wouldn't have to come all the way back to the house. I explained that no guy who has 40 acres of woods needs an outhouse...

Fast forward a few years and I have read a lot about marking your territory. It turns out that we have coyotes, and mountain lions, along with coons and skunks. All of these guys can smell your urine and tell that a large carnivore left that mark. Now I am fairly regular at marking my territory to keep the larger predators down.

30 posted on 05/26/2011 10:25:29 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: feralcat

Seriously, I’ve wondered what they did when they had to “go”. Guess there wasn’t a gas station nearby?


31 posted on 05/26/2011 11:31:27 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (New Alias for Obama - Harrison J. Bounel - Surprise!)
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To: Sea Parrot
In short order a young family friend and a nephew went into the military. Reflecting on my own service I told them to NEVER pass up the opportunity to hit the head (go to the latrine). That's because YOU NEVER KNOW when you'll be there again.

They report that continues to be good advice.

32 posted on 05/27/2011 6:12:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I agree with you. What everyone fails to understand is the man didn’t do this with malicious intent. He had problems and had to go now. I’m glad he kept his job. The real jerk in this story was the AH who videoed this. Instead of seeing if the man needed help he was more interested in filming and calling someone about it. I’ll bet he got his butt kicked a lot as a child. One of those always running and tattling to the teacher.


33 posted on 05/27/2011 7:36:03 AM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“We need to get back to “niceness” and “decency.””

Kudos to you Mad Max. You’re a good person and undoubtedly a good neighbor.


34 posted on 05/27/2011 7:41:04 AM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: Graneros
Seriously, I think the vast overwhelming majority of the critics in this case are constipated so often they really can't imagine the alternatives!

For them every dump is a major time consuming effort that requires a great deal of concentration. Little do they imagine what happens to the other end of the defacatory cycle, nor can they

35 posted on 05/27/2011 7:44:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2725754/posts ~

already well covered in this only slightly older thread. Again, I do pray that all the critics be stricken with chron’s disease, celiac, wheat gluten intolerance or any number of other normal, natural, very destructive problems of the upper and lower GI. BRING THEM TO THEIR KNEES in everybody’s front yard.

Stay classy muawiyah!

36 posted on 05/27/2011 7:46:07 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas
Why did I know you'd like that one.

BTW, that BRING THEM TO THEIR KNEES expression is ordinarily used in a totally different environment, but the principle is the same.

37 posted on 05/27/2011 7:48:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Again, I do pray that all the critics be stricken

What God do you pray this to? It cannot be the same God that most FReepers pray to.

38 posted on 05/27/2011 7:49:06 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker
Why the one true God ~ in Heaven ~ the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ~ to start with.

Do you imagine that an individual carrying out the dictates of the US Constitution (see: post offices and post roads clause) should be subjected to abuse over a bowel movement?

The Conservative GOD created bowel movements.

39 posted on 05/27/2011 7:52:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

So this God will strike down others at your request because you crap in your pants?

Definitely a different God.

Further, asking God to share your problems is not very Christian either. I have arthritis but I don’t sit around praying that others get it too just so they know how it feels.

That would be a really crappy thing to do.


40 posted on 05/27/2011 7:59:26 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker
Silly person, God answers prayer. Plus, no one is ridiculing you for having arthritis. On the other hand there are folks on this and other threads telling us that natural bowel movements are simply never aggressive enough to worry about.

I'd suggest they don't know the magnificence of Creation.

41 posted on 05/27/2011 8:04:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Oh, so it is okay to pray to your god for maladies to strike someone who made fun of you?

Definitely your god is not my God.

Are you by chance a muzzie?


42 posted on 05/27/2011 8:31:59 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: muawiyah

I have IBD, but I would crap in my pants like a baby before Id crap in someone’s yard. Civilized people dont put their problems onto others. You just bite the bullet and suffer.

Anyone who craps in my yard is going to have a lot more serious problem than the need to take a dump!

those post office guys have a union like the Mafia. They are bullet proof. A mail carrier could sodommize your grandma on top of the roof and nothing will happen. It must be nice to have that kind of protection from consaquences.


43 posted on 05/27/2011 9:08:47 AM PDT by Oculus III
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To: Oculus III; muawiyah

muawiyah and several others made up the “medical problem” out of whole cloth as it was never reported in the article.

It is much more likely that this is a lazy postal worker who had too many 40’s and burritos and too little class to find a bathroom.

Occam’s razor.


44 posted on 05/27/2011 10:10:44 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker
I have arthritis but I don’t sit around praying that others get it too just so they know how it feels.

I pray for the complete extermination of the entire human race.

45 posted on 05/27/2011 10:14:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Oculus III
A mail carrier could sodommize your grandma on top of the roof and nothing will happen.

What's Grandma doing on top of the roof???!?

Old biddy is askin' for it, if she's up there.

46 posted on 05/27/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: muawiyah; Eaker
Do you imagine that an individual carrying out the dictates of the US Constitution (see: post offices and post roads clause) should be subjected to abuse over a bowel movement? The Conservative GOD created bowel movements.

Okay, with that one, you qualify for:

Do you imagine that an individual carrying out the dictates of the US Constitution (see: post offices and post roads clause) should be subjected to abuse over a bowel movement?

Why yes, they should. If Speaker of the House (also an individual carrying out the dictates of the US Constitution) dropped trou on CSPAN, hoisted his cheeks to the podium, and dropped a wet, brown, stinky, noisy shit-log right in front of everyone, that would be something subject to abuse. It is an abusive act, emanating from the hypothetical Speaker, and deserves ridicule and removal from office in response.

The fact I even have to explain this to you, tells me you have long ago left your sanity at a Walmart.

47 posted on 05/27/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Lazamataz
Definitely one of the more constipated responses I've seen in a while.

Frankly, I stand back from those. You are on your own.

48 posted on 05/27/2011 11:54:29 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Eaker

Nobody is making up a medical problem. What you are trying to do is create “evidence” out of a nonreport. The federales are prohibited from HIPPA from distributing information regarding anyone’s medical status.


49 posted on 05/27/2011 11:56:16 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Oculus III
You obviously know NOTHING of the story. Sure, he went to someone's yard and went in the back and sat on a trashcan to defecate.

Time for you to read the stories ~ if you want to comment on them.

50 posted on 05/27/2011 11:59:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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