Video: People crowd Michigan post office in last-minute shipping rush

From WEYI TV, Clio, Michigan

CLIO — Last-minute shoppers turned into last-minute shippers Thursday – the last day they could use Express Mail with guaranteed arrival before Christmas Day.

Postal clerks say it’s no surprise some people waited till now. Gary O’Boyle, a window clerk at the Clio post office, blames hard times. “The economy is a big part of it. They don’t have the money this year, so they’re watching their pennies.”

This is usually the boost the U.S. Postal Service looks forward to every year – that crunch time before the holidays, when people pay extra bucks to expedite their mail – though O’Boyle said this year wasn’t as busy as years past.

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