I don't know if you knew this, but the United States Postal Service is not run by the
government. It is sort of a privately owned entity, and must survive on sales and
service, just like a private company.
I asked my postal clerk when this change had happened, and she indicated it has been
that way for a couple of years. You hear alot of bitching about socialism but sending
a letter for 44 cents is a pretty good deal. Although Linda(she is the gal at the Post
Office) told me that sales were down because people pay their bills online or
Here is how you can help keep USPS going.
How many of you get pre-approved credit card offers in the mail. I get an average of one
a week, this has been going on for about 2 years. I even had a diary about all the fake
credit cards I saved, and how I wanted to do some sort of Art piece out of them. I got some
good ideas, maybe a landscape, someone suggested cutting them up, and raising the
picture, cool. I will admit the flow of fake cards has slowed down, but I still get them, now
maybe once a month. It is crazy, but the thing is, each one comes with a pre-paid
envelope. Oh yeah.....
OK, back to this comment I read. You can take the pre-paid envelope and attach it to
a box and mail it back to the respective parisite..ooops I mean bank. I like to
mail useless catalogs I get sent for my business. Or even bricks are ok. Just stay
away from anything that could be considered dangerous. like sand or rocks, honestly I
don't know how that can be confused as threatening, but these are banks. They
are probably a bit tense these days.
A broken blender has been suggested, or old broken kids toys, something Heavy.
Make sure there are no return addresses, that way they are stuck paying the extra
postage. I recently mailed 25lbs worth of magazines to Bank of America. Hope
they enjoyed that pool supply catalog. Now I feel much less guilty about throwing away
reams of paper because companies insist on mailing 10lb catalogs of every bolt
invented by man.
So USPS is getting some business, and Bank of America is being forced to
pay fees, just like they do to every card holder ever unlucky enough to
have used their services. No bad feelings, just helping the Local Post
office and the delivery folks and the economy. It's the least we can do.
They have this great one size box deal going now, so if you do ship packages
alot you should check out your local Post Office, they need the busness too.
And in the end, shipping the pre-paid 50lb package back to the credit
card company, the feeling you get, besides the smile.. Priceless..
OK, maybe my boxes may not make it to their intended destination. But maybe
they will, although it seems unlikely from comments, and actual research. oops
And I really wanted to put it too Bank of America. I would like to think my packages
made it, because I have done alot of ebay, and shipped alot of stuff, but
I think they are wise to me. ....