Thursday, August 09, 2012

LA Mayor Volunteers at Nation's Only All-Volunteer Post Office

Reporter Donna Littlejohn writes on California's Daily Breeze website, "As part of a swing through San Pedro for a couple of appearances Tuesday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa decided to try his hand at selling a few U.S. postage stamps."

So the mayor and his entourage stopped off at the Assistance League's 48-year-old, all-volunteer-staffed contract post office station which is the only one of its kind in the nation according to the article.

After taking an oath as a volunteer, the mayor enthusiastically asked customers waiting in line, "Who wants some stamps?" 

After waiting her turn, Sunny Moss of Torrance, CA, said, "I need $1,020 worth of stamps. I need 20 coils of 45-cent stamps and six coils of 20-cent stamps."

According to Littlejohn, "The mayor's smile faded. His brow furrowed. He asked her to repeat the order as he wrote it down. The mayor turned to his volunteer trainer. 'What's a coil?' he asked."

Shown above, postal clerk for a day Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

To read the entire article, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM