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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:10 PM

Best post on the mail delivery today:

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:14 PM

1. I assume that food stamps/dbts are still accepted today. Everyone is not invited to the buffet.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:32 PM

2. To be fair, this has been done at the death of every president since

Gerald Ford, and maybe before that.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:36 PM

3. Thanks Ocelot. I did not know that.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:43 PM

4. Thanks. I couldn't remember it ever having been done.

Maybe just because I'm trying to get holiday packages shipped did I notice it now.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:26 PM

9. That doesn't make it...

any less ridiculous. I know it's not your fault, Ocelot, you're just passing along information.

The Post Office's busiest time of year and they're taking days off for a guy who, I don't think, will ever be put in the ground. The "mourning" has been going on for a week, tomorrow. My Dad died and his ashes were in the ground three days later. Of course he was never president either. This just seems like overkill, so to speak, that's all.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:28 PM

10. It does seem to be excessive to shut down the whole federal government

for the day of a former president's funeral, but that's what they've being doing for a long time. I think we are noticing it more this time because of the upcoming holiday.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:41 PM

11. I feel sorry for the mail carriers.

Well, not just the carriers, but everyone who works for the USPS. It's the high volume time of year. The carriers do have a lot of extra baggage now. The amount of extra catalogs they deliver this time of year would break a Water Buffalo's back. I guess that's why they get the big bucks.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:22 PM

15. The post office was still delivering packages today.

It was only regular first class mail that was not delivered. It is not the end of the world.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:58 PM

16. Yup. I got a priority mail package today

that was due for delivery yesterday (and got lost somewhere in a regional mail sorting facility), causing it to get switched to an expected delivery date of Thursday... but ended up being delivered today thank goodness. They had had it since last Friday.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:45 PM

13. One day. Regular service is suspended.

Three weeks before Christmas. Special deliveries still made.

It's not a calamity.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:44 PM

12. Every president since JFK, at least.

And the stock market has closed on the day of a president's funeral dating back to Grant in 1885.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:47 PM

14. +1. nt

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:07 PM

5. That Reminds Me of a Bumper Sticker I saw at Glacier National Park

"Annoy a Republican and help someone."

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:11 PM

6. Ha!

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:13 PM

7. Social Security Admin. was closed, too. I tried call them.

But I got a robocall on my answering machine from what was IDed as SSA about criminal fraudulent use of my SS number. Weird, huh...

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:16 PM

8. lol! no shit

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 11:20 PM

17. My daughter works for U.S.P.S. They got called in for a meeting ---

"I was just told, we have off Wednesday because a president died."

(Immediately resulting in kind-a happy faces)

"No, not that president."

The room resorted to a general level of happiness for the day off.

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:59 PM

18. Getting the day off makes double sorting the next day.

And most likely unwanted overtime the next day. The mail keeps coming .

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:35 PM

19. This is a prime example of humour being best when it is rooted in truth.

Grim, but true...but I happen to like gallows humour.

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