Tuesday, December 4, 2018

“When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be There Overnight”

Wait, what?

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Monday that it will suspend most of its services on Wednesday in honor of the late former President, George H.W. Bush. 

I wonder if anybody has informed Amazon that their contract with the USPS is suspended for one day in the middle of their busiest month? And what ever happened to “neither rain, nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night stays these carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” ?


I know, I know: President George H. W. Bush passed away age 94, but seriously? They’re shutting down the post office - In December – in his honor? It’s not like it’s John Kasich for goodness sake.


I suppose this is President Trump’s fault for issuing a proclamation of a national day of mourning. I’m guessing he thought they’d just lower the flags to half staff and carry on. Oh well, I suppose it’s good practice for later this month when we have to close the rest of the government down in order to secure funding for the wall.

In the meanwhile, everyone hold on: it’s only for one day. And odds are good if you’re shipping something that “absolutely, positively has to be there overnight” you aren’t using the USPS anyway.

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