As It Happens

Meet the Canada Post worker who wrote the 'Bear at Door' non-delivery slip

As an excuse for not delivering a package, it was a great one. This week, a homeowner near Port Coquitlam arrived at his local post office to find a slip left by his Canada Post letter carrier, who had tried to deliver a large package to his home....
As an excuse for not delivering a package, it was a great one. This week, a homeowner near Port Coquitlam arrived at his local post office to find a slip left by his Canada Post letter carrier, who had tried to deliver a large package to his home.

In the section of the slip for listing the reason the letter carrier couldn't deliver the parcel, Canada Post's Ken Brassington checked the 'Other' box and wrote 'Bear at door.'

" I thought it was a good excuse. I figured, well, it was a legitimate one." 

Brassington tells Carol he stayed in his van when he spotted the female black bear, and tried to scare her off by driving toward it, but she didn't budge. Brassington did manage to snap this pic of her strolling around the front of the house.


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When the homeowner read Brassington's non-delivery slip, he snapped a picture and posted it on Twitter. His tweet went viral and media outlets around the world have picked up the story.

-- M Fane (@IamFane)

 

As for letter carrier Ken Brassington, he's soaking up his fifteen minutes of fame. He's even gotten a copy of his now famous delivery slip. He tells Carol, "I might frame it. Keep it around to talk about, years down the road."

 

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