January 28th, 2009
|08:19 pm - Um, what?|
I realize that some other countries do not have mail delivery on Saturday. However, we in the good ol' US of A are accustomed to that. It's been mandatory since 1983.
Today, we discover that because of the financial crisis, we may be down to 5 days a week of delivery.
Guess I may have to adjust my mental list of when to mail things like my Unemployment claim in order to receive the check in a timely fashion.
Current Mood: curious
I just saw that too. Is it sad that my very first thought was...
That's totally legit! *firm nod*
I'm at the point now where I just laugh at everything. Oy.
|Date:||January 29th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)|| |
I admit I have no idea - I think it's only Monday-Friday but since we have a postbox for just about everything bar junk mail, and the PO is open Saturday morning...
Yes, it's only Monday to Friday here, except sometimes in the Christmas season they might deliver on Saturday morning, but it's the exception.
Imagine having to work on Saturday! No wonder the phrase "going Postal" originated in the US.
Um, really? Only Americans work on weekends? You don't have restaurants or groceries or power and water and hospital care and buses on weekends? Too bad.
I am too hot to be able to answer this properly. Imagine that my previous statement had a 8-P or a ;-) attached to it.
Please, I don't want snark, not now. (sigh)
Ah. I shall send you hugs and Wilsons instead, then. ::hugs::
He is so cute. And I don't usually say that about Wilson.
|Date:||January 29th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)|| |
We still have six days a week postal delivery in the UK, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it go in the next year or two.
I think possibly this makes me a bad person, but my very first reaction to this was "Awesome, now the mail pile on Mondays won't be so ridiculously huge!"
Um, actually I suspect either your Monday pile or your Tuesday pile would be even huger than it is now - after all, you'd be getting two days' worth of undelivered mail. They do transport mail on weekends, right? Like cross-country and so forth?
Oh poop, not only am I a bad person, I'm also stupid. *headdesk* I blame the cold for me thinking that somehow fewer deliveries would equal less mail. I have no idea how I thought that was supposed to work. (It's the cold's fault, I tell you!)
Colds are stupid, so of course they make us stupid, too. Hope you get to feeling better soon. :(
Ha, you beat me to it! I have a friend who is a postal worker, and she hates the day after a long weekend--they practically get buried in mail.
Ya know, I kind of stay away from the news, but I think this may be the first stomp-on-top-of-my-head indication that, oh yeah, we're in a recession.