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January 28th, 2009


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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.

...huh.

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.
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From:mosinging1986
Date:January 29th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
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I just saw that too. Is it sad that my very first thought was...

OH, NETFLIX!

::hangs head::
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 29th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
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That's totally legit! *firm nod*
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From:sarcasticval
Date:January 29th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
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I'm at the point now where I just laugh at everything. Oy.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 29th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
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Seriously.
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From:sallymn
Date:January 29th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
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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...

Umm.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:January 29th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:17 am (UTC)
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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)
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From:mistraltoes
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
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Ah. I shall send you hugs and Wilsons instead, then. ::hugs::
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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 29th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
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He is so cute. And I don't usually say that about Wilson.
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From:jhall1
Date:January 29th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 30th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
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Like us, then.
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 29th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
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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!"

*hides*
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From:snickelish
Date:January 29th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
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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?
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From:kalquessa
Date:January 29th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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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!)
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From:snickelish
Date:January 30th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
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Colds are stupid, so of course they make us stupid, too. Hope you get to feeling better soon. :(
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 30th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:snickelish
Date:January 29th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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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.

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