Gerald Ford, and maybe before that.
Maybe just because I'm trying to get holiday packages shipped did I notice it now.
any less ridiculous. I know it's not your fault, Ocelot, you're just passing along information.
The Post Office's busiest time of year and they're taking days off for a guy who, I don't think, will ever be put in the ground. The "mourning" has been going on for a week, tomorrow. My Dad died and his ashes were in the ground three days later. Of course he was never president either. This just seems like overkill, so to speak, that's all.
for the day of a former president's funeral, but that's what they've being doing for a long time. I think we are noticing it more this time because of the upcoming holiday.
Well, not just the carriers, but everyone who works for the USPS. It's the high volume time of year. The carriers do have a lot of extra baggage now. The amount of extra catalogs they deliver this time of year would break a Water Buffalo's back. I guess that's why they get the big bucks.
It was only regular first class mail that was not delivered. It is not the end of the world.
that was due for delivery yesterday (and got lost somewhere in a regional mail sorting facility), causing it to get switched to an expected delivery date of Thursday... but ended up being delivered today thank goodness. They had had it since last Friday.
Three weeks before Christmas. Special deliveries still made.
It's not a calamity.
And the stock market has closed on the day of a president's funeral dating back to Grant in 1885.
"Annoy a Republican and help someone."
But I got a robocall on my answering machine from what was IDed as SSA about criminal fraudulent use of my SS number. Weird, huh...
"I was just told, we have off Wednesday because a president died."
(Immediately resulting in kind-a happy faces)
"No, not that president."
The room resorted to a general level of happiness for the day off.
And most likely unwanted overtime the next day. The mail keeps coming .
Grim, but true...but I happen to like gallows humour.