CHICAGO — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier delivered a pile of packages to a Mt. Greenwood woman’s trash can Tuesday.
While taking out the garbage around 3 p.m., Suzanne Walsh discovered 19 shipping envelopes from retailers that should have been delivered to folks in neighboring Evergreen Park tossed in her trash bin near 105th and Trumbull.
“I’m a 27-year FedEx retiree. My first reaction was, ‘Oh, come on. They can’t throw away mail,” Walsh said.
Garbage day was Monday, so whoever discarded the packages did it in the last 24 hours, Walsh said. News travels fast in Mt. Greenwood Facebook circles, where Walsh posted a photo of the found packages on her kitchen table. About an hour after she found the packages, Walsh got a call from Ald. Matt O’Shea, who says his office gets complaints about mail delivery in the 19th Ward almost every day.