This is the kind of story that is hard to believe it actually happened, but it did! I pull up in front of a home to mow a lawn in a residential area. The mailboxes are on posts where a mail truck can pull up and deliver mail from the truck and drive to the next. It is very difficult to not end up in front of a mailbox which I know is irritating to the mail delivery person, but this is a legal parking area and I suppose it is just something that they have to deal with. Just like every other job, there is always something less than ideal, but you deal with it, right? I drop my gate and as I am backing down my mower, I hear honking. I look and see a mail lady in front of the mailbox of the home I am about to mow, honking over and over, pointing at the mailbox that I am in front of and saying something. I kind of ignore her and continue to back down. I then get off my mower and walk over to her ask what does she need. She says something like “you need to move your truck you’re blocking the mailbox”. I tell her that I am not moving my truck, that I am legally parked and that she may have to get out of your truck to deliver her mail. She tells me that I have to move, for some reason that I didn’t really hear. I then told her that she was welcome to call the police if she felt that I was doing something illegal. She said that she was going to. I then moved to get back on my mower and cut the lawn. At this point she drove her vehicle right up to my mower as if to block me! I looked at her and asked her what she was doing. She then inched forward more actually hitting my mower with her post office truck! I informed her that she just hit my mower with her mail truck and that now I was to going to call the police. So I did, informing the police dispatcher the situation and what had happened. There was no damage to my mower, it was just a bump, but I couldn’t believe how this woman was acting. I let her know that the police where on the way and that she should probably stay on scene. I then backed my mower away from her truck and was going to mow when she jumped out of her truck and began to jump around in front of my mower so that I couldn’t go anywhere. Next, she literally smacked my mower with her hand! I was so amused by her behavior, I wasn’t anywhere near angry! I told her she was acting very immature when she stepped towards me and slapped me! It was on the arm, my bicep, but it was pretty hard. I couldn’t believe it! I said ma’am, you are a federal employee. You really need to realize how you are acting is completely inappropriate at which point she agreed! My employee, who has been watching the whole thing, said something to her about smacking someone and she threatened to smack them! I called the police back, let them know this was escalating and then began to mow. The first person on scene was her supervisor. I was in the back mowing so the supervisor got the mail lady and my employee’s story first. I was told later that she tried to tell her supervisor that I ran into her and that she had tried to leave out the slapping part. When he heard she smacked me his eyes about popped out of his head. He came back to me, I shared my story, told him that I was not pressing charges and honestly didn’t want to see her get into trouble, I actually feel sorry for her that she would so easily fly off the handle like this. He apologized, got my info and told her to move on with her route. He told me that they would be dealing with her. I again asked that they wouldn’t be too severe on her. I guess I realize, we all make mistakes and do dumb things sometimes. The police showed up. I told them what happened and they too were in total disbelief at the very pronounced four fingered mark on my arm! I finished my lawn and moved on. I don’t know what happened to the mail lady who went “postal”, but I am afraid to take my truck and equipment back to that location next week! Crazy. This was yesterday morning. I still can’t believe it happened.