WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 27, 2018. – Mail carriers are tasked with getting the mail to the addressee. But does that include a clothing optional nudist colony?
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, they say.
Have you ever wondered what might be the one place that you may not receive your mail? Well, wonder no more, because according to UPI, a Florida nudist colony is that one place. The Eden RV Resort and City Retreat has risen to the top of a postal worker’s list of a place where mail delivery is just not going to happen.
Mail Carrier job neglect or actual offense?
Is this new mail carrier neglecting his job or is there more to the story that needs to be revealed?
When it comes to peeling off the layers of clothing some of the residents living at the Eden RV Resort and City Retreat in Hudson, Florida feel discriminated against. Many are angered because they feel their right to be ‘au naturale’ should not mean delivering their mail is optional.
Eileen Hudak, who has lived in the clothing optional resort for 10 years told WFLA-TV
“It offends me that she does not do her job because if she can’t do her job, then she shouldn’t be having this job.”
So when is government service USPS mail delivery optional?
According to some of the residents the unofficial USPS motto “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” does not apply here. They claim that a post office manager told them the mail carrier isn’t required to enter the community if nudity offends her, reported WFLA.
U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Enola Rice has attested that the carrier isn’t breaking any rules in not delivering mail to the nudist colony.
In her statement she said,
“In accordance with postal regulations, all mail is left in the appropriate boxes.” Rice added, “Packages are left in the large parcel lockers, which, like the mailboxes, are located just outside the entrance to the community. Notices are left for mail requiring signature and items that do not fit in the lockers.”
The mail delayed can be deadly
Unfortunately, for Hudak, the postal service response reveals little regarding a solution to their lack of mail delivery issues. She explained that the mail carrier, “marks it undeliverable, whether it fits in the box or it doesn’t, so we don’t get the mail that day. And sometimes the mail is important. Like with our neighbor, medication sometimes. You can’t wait until Monday or Tuesday to go get it.”
Another resident, Leonard Rusin, a disabled veteran, is in agreement with Hudak and mentioned that the community, which is made up of single-family homes and RVs is a big family. The disabled veteran stated,
“There’s a postal creed and it doesn’t say anything about not going into a nudist resort.” Ruskin added “I pay for a service, and I expect that service,” according to WFLA.