Photographic evidence proves the U.S. Postal Service is doomed to fail! Okay, perhaps that’s a bit strong. Still, I challenge anyone to consider the photos shown in this piece and prove my statement incorrect.
On Jan. 12, I snapped a photo above while visiting my St. Louis-area post office. When I returned home, I shared the photo on my Facebook page, accompanied by the caption below:
Perhaps I hadn’t noticed it before during my regular trips to the local post office, but it seems one of two things is going on with the banner shown in this photo: Either the USPS folks are way ahead of the curve, planning for next year OR they are way behind. I’m thinking the banner, heralding an event Nov. 30, needs to be taken down. You?
Today, almost seven weeks later, I found the same banner, still hanging — albeit precariously — on the same wall by the same entrance at the same post office (see photo below).
Could it be that the local postmaster IS leaving the promotional banner on display until Nov. 30, 2014? To help answer that question, I consulted my Trail Creek Trade Company 2014 calendar and learned the last day of November is a Sunday. So, unless the local postmaster is going to promote a “Small Business Saturday” event on a day on which his post office is closed, I’m thinking the answer to that question is definitively, “No!”
Contrary to what the man in this video (below) told me in September 2009, I’m firmly convinced the USPS is doomed to fail if only someone in Washington shows he has the intestinal fortitude to let it.