The USPS has been running a TV commercial touting the safety and security of the US Mail, as compared to the dark and dangerous world of the Internet. Not surprisingly, Internet users don’t appear to be leaving the web in droves- a sampling of Twitter reactions follows the video. (Doesn’t anyone at the USPS see the irony in running ads like this one at the same time they’re telling Congress they don’t need all those post offices because people can buy stamps on the Internet using their credit card?)
The web site 21st Century Postal Worker has posted a copy of a letter from an unnamed USPS District Manager telling employees that they are not to “engage in campaigns for or against changes in mail service.” As examples of offending behavior, the letter says “Some of our Postal employees have written congressmen and senators”, and accuses them of misleading “community members on the costs, revenues and benefit of retaining their local Post Office”.
From NBC Philadelphia:
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Our most commented story on Friday was the one about the crazy lady in Moorhead MN who was incensed that the mailman didn’t come to her house at the same time every day, and wouldn’t ring her doorbell- among the comments posted on the Fargo Forum’s web site about this story, (most of which were along the lines of “why is this on your front page?”), was one that suggested checking out the lady’s address on Google Maps Street View. Guess who’s parked in front of the house?