An Occasional Mishap

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I don’t mean to throw shade at the US Postal Service, but this is funny.

I received a healthy portion of a piece of junk mail in an envelope from the USPS.  I didn’t think much of the envelope until I realized it was already open, and it contained a flyer that looked like an interesting art project. 

The flyer had been mutilated at some point in its travels.  Someone, presumably my Postmaster, took the time to tape together the remnants.  Then, it was placed carefully in an envelope used for just this purpose, and then it was sent to me in an “expeditious fashion.”  

The envelope has a form letter on the back, starting off with 36 font WE CARE in all caps.  It goes on to extend a personal apology from my Postmaster, describing how my mail was “inadvertently damaged.”  This is why it was shipped to me in an “expeditious fashion.”  

After all, the USPS handles well over 200 billion (with a B) piece of mail every year, and despite everyone’s “concerted effort,” sometimes things get mangled.  “An occasional mishap does happen.”

So, thank you to the men and women of the USPS for their dedication and the work they do.  Thanks to my Postmaster for taking the time to scotch tape my junk mail.  I appreciate your efforts.

 

 

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