Is this trespassing?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ChocolateLime:  Was the weather bad? Maybe she was trying to save the package from getting ruined? I work midnights and one day woke up to find two huge boxes sitting in my kitchen. They had been delivered and the guy brought them in the house…he’s lucky our “killer” cat didn’t attack him, truthfully, we’re lucky she didn’t too! Anyhow, I think he brought them in because the weather wasn’t so great. 

It is strange that she did it a second time after you talked to her about it, but maybe there was a reason? If not, I’d possibly call up the mail and just politely say that you would rather the mail person not come in the house to drop things off, understandably so! 

Post # 5
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We had a problem with the mailman for awhile where they would enter our garage without permission and leave our mail and packages on top of our recycling bin. They would bang on our grage door really loudly and leave before we could even go to it. If they had gone to the front door we could have answered it more easily and taken our stuff directly from them. We had to complain several times before they would stop entering our garage. For us it was more of a wildlife issue because they didn’t properly close the sticky service door and things like racoons were getting into our birdseed. Now they just leave packages by the service door under our 3 foot overhang which keeps them adequately protected from the weather.

Post # 6
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ChocolateLime:  Then I would definitely call and tell them to inform her not to enter your house again.

We are currently having issues with our mailman leaving our packages on top of the snow bank on the street! Our mailbox is on the street and the snow is currently taller than the mailbox, but you can still access our mailbox. Yesterday this box was left literally hanging off the snow bank! Any strong wind would have made it fall…not to mention the fact that is was bright red box just sitting there for everyone to see, ugh. 

 

Post # 7
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@ChocolateLime:  That’s so strange and rude of her! But I wouldn’t report her, no yet anyway, since she obviously delivers your mail regularly it might be best if you try to resolve this issue amicably. 

The next time you see her, you could say “I nearly hit you over the head with a frying pan the other day when you delievered a package into our study, I thought you were a burglar!  Could you please leave it by the front door the next time?”  

If this doesn’t work though, I’d call the royal mail. 

Post # 8
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4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@MsMeow:  I’m with this. Try to resolve it amicably and just request that it not happen again. It’s a serious invasion, and it would make me uncomfortable, no matter how kind her intentions are. If it continued, then I’d call and complain.

Post # 10
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ChocolateLime:  Yeah it’s a bit of a breach, but right now I’d prefer the postal delivery storm right in if I’m taking a shower just to avoid the hell of having to go and pick up a package at the post office (today I was the second customer in line and it only took me 45min to pick up a package, that’s quick for them!).

Post # 12
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t call it trespassing, as such because she had no ill intention. Trespass, incidentally, not being a criminal offence although I guess that doesn’t really matter right now!

However, I would call it presumptous, very ill-advised and certainly not the sort of action that would be approved by her employer. If your front door is open then it would be enough to leave a parcel on the mat. We do have an outer porch door which leads to our actual front door and the porch is left unlocked precisely because we want deliveries left there. But for sure, if I left the actual front door open I wouldn’t expect to find the postman wandering around in the sitting room. Neither, incidentally, would the dog!!

I think I’d deal with this by saying, politely, that it came as a great shock to discover her in the house and would rather that she didn’t repeat the exercise. If she does then immediately report her.

 

Post # 13
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would totally call at this point. You’ve corrected her and she did it again. She could be casing your house or about to steal some of your stuff. I could see if it was bad weather, but even then… Not ok if you told her not to. 

What did you say to her the second time? Because I probably would have been like “Ok, we talked about this. What on earth didn’t you understand about the fact it’s not ok to walk into my house?!”

Post # 14
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2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do you have a lock for the front door? That would be the obvious and easy solution, we have enclosed porches where I am, and generally, if you don’t want packages and things dropped off inside, you just lock the door. With our lovely weather we’ve had this winter, lots of people prefer to have the packages dropped off just inside the porch door so  you don’t have to go out in sub zero weather for it.

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