Humans are really good at finding loopholes and exploiting systems (sadly, it’s why we need regulations in most industries). In the early 1900s, a few people mailed themselves or others. No, I did not forget to complete that sentence. Postage was affixed (mainly to hats as far as I can tell) to a person and that person entered the mail car of a train to be delivered with the rest of the mail. Apparently, it was quite a bit cheaper than train fare. The practice soon became illegal, so do not cover yourself in stamps and go sit by your mailbox.
COVID Card #24
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.