No mail delivery on Tuesday
Original post made by EmptyMailBox on Dec 30, 2006
I am not against mourning for Gerald Ford, but why choose an observation day that disrupts mail delivery for more than two days, which has never happened as far as I can remember.
I don't believe the USPS gave itself three days off consecutively even for Ronald Reagan, by far a much better president than Ford. Ford became president on account of Nixon's resignation but impressed very few people during his short tenure, losing his re-election bid to Jimmy Carter.
How is USPS able to decide on its own such an important matter without approval from the Congress?
on Dec 30, 2006 at 10:56 pm
Ford himself is to blame! The timing of his death was wholly inconsiderate! I'm too upset to describe my feelings right now!!! Some very important coupons were supposed to arrive in the mail that day. My new year's resolution was to going to be to lighten up a bit, but how can you lighten up in a world gone MAD?!
on Dec 31, 2006 at 12:53 pm
Very funny "No words to describe my ire" ! Had a good laugh ..
I am not against taking a day off for mourning - but my question is what exactly do they expect the employees to do to mourn Ford's death? Most of the employees are going to be out shopping or taking care of their personal chores ( nothing wrong with that either - hey, they just got a day off )
Instead, for such occassions, why doesn't the USPS ( or DMV or any other agency ) observe a moment of silence and continue with their work? Three days of no-mail are going to cause considerable backlog for the USPS and the mail delivery folks will have to work a little more harder for the following two weeks !
on Dec 31, 2006 at 2:16 pm
THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER!!!
A Republican ex-president dies, a Republican president signs an executive order that stops mail delivery on Tuesday. Can't you smell the right wing conspiracy? Folks, this is just the slippery slope. First our coupons, next our junk faxes, and soon the telemarketing phone calls. We need a bipartisan committee formed to probe deeper and discover the evil truth behind this before it stops the daily paper from littering our driveways!