We are now told, continuing from yesterday's story (Friday, April 25, 2014 Upper Marlboro Post Office: arrogant apathetic looks of bored disinterest couched in layers of studied discourtesy), that the Upper Marlboro resident who was given and signed for our package given to her by a postal worker took it home and threw it away - 150 + 50 international shipping postage worth of gifts from Mother and Grandmother neither of whom can afford this. Some of the gifts were hand made and of course beyond value, the gifts were presents for us from them.
The story just gets more outrageous each time additional information comes our way.
We want to thank the resident who "threw" away or is now enjoying our presents from far away for not having the decency to simply return the package to the post office when she return to claim her rightful package (ion other words she had to make a second trip anyway and now has two packages for the price of one). One wonders what kind of society we have become....besides uncaring, unconcerned, and compassionate.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].