how does the postman get in?

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13 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

I'd like to give my post lady one ...

 

She is quite cute...

 

Try opening the door for her ?

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Even though I'm always home during working hours, I live in a "top floor", that means I always get the shitty delivery notice instead of the parcel I'm waiting for. 

DHL delivery guys, could you be any LAZIER? The building HAS an elevator (it's old Ost Berlin). It's not really that complicated, ya know...

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Do you ever tip them when they bring it up? We keep a stack of € 2 coins by the door and since then, they always bring our packages up.

And they  know that we will accept parcels for our neighbors.

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The bin collectors have a key to most doors.

 

The postal delivery have a master key to a small round key locker on the side of door entrance.

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Good point. Bin collectors. Quite a security risk all these people having master keys. Guess it'd be too difficult to do it another way.

 

I can update on the DHL situation. We found a DHL card stuck to the outside of the gate a few days ago. Clearly there was no-one old or unemployed enough in the building at the time they attempted delivery. 

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49 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Ahem. Why do you think old people stay inside all day?

 

Maybe he isn't old enough to know any better. :)

 

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1 minute ago, fraufruit said:

Ahem. Why do you think old people stay inside all day?

 

LeonG suggested it may be the case on page 1 of the thread. 

 

My comment was tongue in cheek 

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On 26.9.2016, 18:54:42, LeonG said:

Germany is an ageing country meaning they have a lot of retirees and the unemployment in Berlin is also pretty high so lots of people on Hartz iv too so it is really not that hard to imagine that each building might have someone who is home

 

Aha! Another one. Why do you think that older people or Hartz 4 people stay at home all day. They need to get out and exercise and shop as much as anyone else.

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As I said before, my comment was tongue in cheek but your argument here is tenuous, Fraufruit. 

 

Sure, aged/unemployed go out to exercise and shop and socialise and seek employment and do lots of other stuff too but you surely can agree that there's a significantly higher chance of them being home than those who work 40 hour weeks and spend time commuting every day? 

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4 hours ago, fraufruit said:

 

Aha! Another one. Why do you think that older people or Hartz 4 people stay at home all day. They need to get out and exercise and shop as much as anyone else.

 

Sure but working full time adds a lot of hours to not being home.  The odds of a retired person or a Hartz iv person being home when the postman rings are way better than for somebody who works full time.  For me for example, when I am working, the odds of me being home when the postman rings are right about zero while when I am not working, the odds of me being home are probably well over 90%.  Sure I might take a walk or go shopping but it doesn't take all day.

 

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14 hours ago, CustomX said:

Good point. Bin collectors. Quite a security risk all these people having master keys. Guess it'd be too difficult to do it another way.

 

Not exactly state of the art locks on all but new buildings front doors here in Berlin to be fair.

 

Your bin and post man could probably open it quicker with a bit of plastic (credit card styles) after a little practice XD

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