COVID Card #39

June 13, 2020 | 0 comments

A post office by any other name, might cost you a lot of time and money. Help save the USPS!

Today’s COVID Card gives a nod to the naming of post offices. Apparently, there are no real rules for naming a post office. Many are named for locations (towns, cities, neighborhoods), some are named for postmasters or beloved postal clerks, some are named for famous people. And the names can change.

The postal decision-makers of Joliet, Illinois once had a punny sense of humor. They named their post office Juliet. After some time, it was changed to Romeo. Later it was again called Juliet before boring grown-ups took over and gave it the totally uncreative name of Joliet.

Edit: There ARE rules for naming post offices. These are necessary to avoid confusion and complication.

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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.

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