Saturday, October 24, 2009

Florida Residents Send Message to U.S. Postal Service -- On Coconuts

Lona O'Connor writes in the The Palm Beach Post, that hundreds of coconuts with polite messages asking U.S. Postmaster John Potter to reconsider the proposed closing of Florida post office have been sent to USPS headquarters in Washington.

Because the Lantana, Florida post office is on the chopping block for the fiscally challenged Postal Service, residents decided to send coconuts (using $4 in postage) to the Postmaster General that underline the theme, "We're nuts about our Lantana post office - please don't close it."

In addition to mailing several hundred coconuts, residents have collected more than 500 signatures on petitions and filled out the public-comment forms left in the post office.

According to the paper, 371 post offices are being considered for closing, although postal officials have said the final number could be around 200.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM