The United States Postal Service is broke and their solution is to raise their prices again. Other businesses might think of other ways to cope, but this is our government's solution.
And yes, I know they claim that they are not a government operation, but just try to open your own mail delievery business and let me know how that works.
Yesterday, I found a card in my mailbox telling me that I had received a package that wouldn't fit into the mailbox. The card advised me to drive down to the post office and wait in line for 20 minutes to pick it up. The card didn't mention the line, but that's how these things work.
One thing that I noticed at the post office during my wait, was about 25 signs telling me what was expected of me as a patron.
Don't approach the window until called, don't allow your children to sit on the counter, your credit card must be signed in order to be accepted, fill out forms before approaching the window...you get it.
The funniestgreatest moment at the post office was when an old lady ahead of me in line asked about canceling her PO
box. The clerk asked her if she wanted her $1 key deposit back and
when she said yes, he handed her a form, told her to go fill it out and
bring it back to him.
Enough to make the most hardened old Soviet smile.
Today, UPS, an actual going concern, delivered a much bigger box to my house and because I wasn't home, the driver left it inside the gate. No drive, no line, no rules.
See the problem? That will be 46 cents please.
Mrs. Sneed went to the orthopedist today. Her wrist is healing well, so surgery will not be needed. She has a swell hard cast on her forearm and wrist that has to stay on for the next four weeks. Plus, she got a cool hinged knee brace to keep her knee in place. It looks something like this one, except she doesn't wear orange shorts and she can't run in it.
She will be seeing a knee specialist soon and getting some ideas about a more long term solution to her knee problem.
Mrs. Sneed will be off work for at least the next month because of her broken wrist. My hope is that she can use a sizable portion of her sick leave and then call it quits for good.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky