Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ode to the common stamp

Dennis Volkert of the Sturgis Journal of Sturgis, MI writes, "Although joking about postage stamps is a Federal offense, serious discussion about them is within the law."

He goes on to say, "Not so long ago, there were typically only a couple of stamp choices. Many times, a president of the United States was the featured attraction. A president's face on a stamp meant business. If Dwight's mug was there, you knew your mail would be delivered in a timely manner, no matter what the military-industrial complex tried to do about it."

"People often joke about unreliable service from the U.S. Postal Service, but botches in deliveries are actually rare. Statistics show that on those occasions when mail isn't delivered, nine times out of 10, it's because the postal carrier was offended by the stamp the sender used."

To read the rest of his humorous ode to the common stamp, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM