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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Can You Believe This Shit?

More to the point, can you understand any of it?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes no sense at all. If it were April 1 I would call it a joke. Who wouldn't buy a "forever" stamp, which is 41 cents rather than the roll of stamps which are 41 cents. I think I'll check Snopes.

Mom

3:35 AM

 
Blogger wyn said...

None of the three major newspapers--the NY Times, the Washington Post, nor the Boston Globe have any mention of this. When I get home from seeing the doc, I will pursue this further. There's too much doublespeak in the article for it to be true. I hope it's just a well produced hoax.

Mom

3:44 AM

 
Blogger golfwidow said...

Believe it? I have no choice but to do so.

http://www.usps.com/ratecase/_pdf/FinalRule.pdf

Understand their logic behind it? Yes - an incentive of sorts to maintain a profitable post office in a world where too many of us are communicating and paying bills electronically.

If Benjamin Franklin were alive, he'd be the first one to say, "The stamped standard letter has outlived its usefulness. Let's restrict the Postal Service to parcels only and use the technology we have on hand to communicate better than we did previously."

4:16 AM

 
Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

It's kind of weird. That still won't stop me in buying the forever stamp by the crate.

4:48 AM

 
Blogger sue said...

Oh, fer cryin' out loud. Of course I just bought a kaboodle of stamps... *sigh*

6:58 AM

 
Blogger Webmiztris said...

holy hell, it feels like they raise the price of stamps every month! I didn't understand that damned article and now I feel stupid, but that chart on the left speaks for itself.

12:05 PM

 
Blogger Spook said...

Ah, the death spiral.

1. People aren't using the post office as much, so...
2. Increase the price of mailing anything.
3. People are less inclined to mail things.
4. ???
5. Profit!

8:37 PM

 

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