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So I had a package I needed to get to someone located about 150 miles away.  Happened to be near a Fedex dropoff and stopped in.  $45 for overnight, $26 for second day.  Hm, ouch.  Still I remembered their old slogan of "when it absolutely, positively..." and I have nothing against Fedex.

But I wanted to price shop a bit so stopped by the Post Office on my way home and they could send it Priority for under $6.  Would get there second day.  Okay, that works, it was 3:30pm at that point.

Next day I get a call mid-morning from the recipient of my package that it had arrived already.  Nice!  

Overnight morning delivery for six bucks.  Honestly I think they should charge a bit more but that's excellent customer service in any case.  Here's a shout out to the USPS and it's union employees!

full disclosure - yes my mother-in-law is a retired postmaster (but she was vacationing in Germany at the time).

11:45 AM PT: Now I didn't expect that.  Rec list?  Many thank. First time!  double woot!!  :)

Now if we can just get a display touchscreen put on the curbside mailboxes, younger generations will know how to work them...

12:03 PM PT: And now top of the rec list?  I'm humbled...  And unfortunately I'm also late to a client so will be back later to respond.  Thank you all again.

Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 8:16 AM PT: Provided to me by LOrion, link to DK diary bringing light to the national boycott of Staples called for by the APWU.  Written by jpmasser. Don't know if the link will format correctly so might have to copy and paste:

Originally posted to poliwrangler on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM PDT.

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