Today was a great day. The one church I deliver to on my trip gave me a $20 Xmas tip, which was perfect timing since my Debit Card had to be cancelled due to the possibility that it was jacked when I used it at Target during December. Bank had a huge list of potential accounts that might've been compromised, and mine was one of them, so it was nice to get a tip on a day I couldn't tap Mac. Around 4 PM I was almost done delivering, even though I have a late p/u, sitting around for an hour and a half was gonna be sweet. I walked up to a row-home, knocked as loud as I could, and rang the bell. I hear someone inside starting to yell through the door, but too far away for me to understand what they were saying. Then I saw the note that had slid down the storm door and almost out of sight. It said "Bell is broke. Please knock silently. Don't bang on my door" WTF? "Knock silently"? How do you knock silently? That's called not knocking at all. ugh Now the lady comes to the door, boyfriend or husband right on her heels. Both of them start yelling at me. "Can't you read? The note said to knock silently!" I said "Ma'am, I didn't see the note before I knocked. It had..." (cuts me off) "I can see the note right there!" she yells as she's pointing down toward the bottom of the door. Now you can see the note when the door is open, and you're standing right above it, duh, but as I was trying to explain before she cut me off, was that you CAN'T see the note from outside and with the screen door closed until you step all the way to the top step, and look down and inside the freaking door! "Ma'am, you can't see that note from outside." This starts a debate with both of them. Neither of which want to step outside into the cold air and see for themselves, because they're standing above the note now, and obviously that's all that's important. Now the Macklemore looking reject decides to pipe-up. "You must be an idiot. The note said don't knock loud. You know what that means?!" Me, "Yes, it means don't knock at all. How do you knock silently? Pretend to knock and use telepathy?" I don't think either of them knew what telepathy was, and probably thought it was an old map reference. Next the woman says "Don't bang on my door again! Got it?" All I said was "Yes ma'am. Roger that. I won't knock on your door again", and the morons both in sync said "Good". I don't think they understood that I said I would not be knocking on their door ever again, and since the bell is broken, can pretty much guarantee any future deliveries will be getting post carded. Life is like a box of chocolates, and they're all stupid.