Saturday, December 15 2012, 04:40 PM CST
Newspaper carrier says no to doorstep delivery
By Caitlin Conrad/KTVL.comMEDFORD, Ore -- Delora Van Horn is 98-years-old, and wanted her paper delivered to her door instead her carrier delivered an unfriendly note.
Family Friend Tawnya Gregg, says Van Horn gets her paper at 4:00 in the morning, "it's dark it gets icy she was concerned that she'd break a hip or fall, and nobody would find her," Gregg said.
So Van Horne called the Mail Tribune and asked them to drop off her paper on her porch. The answer from the delivery person was a no, the paper boy left this note rolled up in Thursday Paper.
"Dear Customer, Due to monetary and time constraints I will no longer be delivering papers to ANY porches unless you have a "mail tribune tube". All papers will be delivered to driveways or the equivalent there of. I am not obligated to bring the paper to your porch and I will not do so until there is some returned gratuity. Thanks you. For any questions or comments, please call me at ###-###-#### -Tim
Gregg's decided to give the number on the note a call, "I contacted via text and then I get calls about 10:30, 11:00 o'clock at night, multiple calls threatening to sue me," Greggs said.
News 10 also decided to contact the number to give Tim a chance to respond. His voicemail explained he only texted so we sent a message requesting and interview and got this in response, "I sincerely hope that you are not serious haha. please do not text or call this number again. very immature," he wrote us.
We also asked the Mail Tribune for an interview and although they declined our request they referred us to their statement on facebook which apologized for the carriers behavior. The paper also stated,
"we are currently finding a new carrier for this route who will accommodate our customers."
Greggs isn't sure why someone would be so disrespectful to the elderly, "the sense of entitlement you've got a paper rout, do your job," Greggs said.
Gregg says she hopes the new carrier will be kind enough to help out her friend and longtime subscriber.