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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:35 PM
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No mail tomorrow. Bush says..honoring Ford..????How is that???
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 05:56 PM by Oleladylib
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:39 PM
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1. It gives federal workers another day off
I wasn't sure whether this included postal workers, but now I know. Thanks for the information-otherwise I would have wasted a trip to the post office to buy stamps.
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:43 PM
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3. Got my county tx bill Saturday..The only good thing about no mail..
no bills on Tuesday..I pity the PO on Wednesday..What is that foolish all about anyhow??? I'll bet Prez Ford would nix the idea.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:40 PM
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2. There are far too many holidays already without doing this
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:43 PM
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4. Crap.
I need to put things in the mail, and am expecting mail. I've come to hate weekends and holidays because my suppliers don't ship the stuff I order on those days, and UPS doesn't deliver. I don't really begrudge them their days off, but it's annoying to have another wasted day thrown in.

Seems to me a UPS-like company could make a killing if it offered delivery service on all days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:43 PM
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5. Because a raised red flag on the mail box always caused an erection for Ford?
Sometimes his genitals would go postal.

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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:43 PM
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6. National day of mourning for POTUS
There is typically a national day of mourning for a POTUS funeral.
Federal offices are closed.
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:44 PM
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8. Well, I gotta work!!!! No work, no pay..
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 05:45 PM by Oleladylib
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:43 PM
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7. When I stopped by the post office the other day
there was a sign on the door saying it would be closed Jan. 2 because of a "National Day of Mourning" in Ford's honor. Since the 31st was a Sunday and the 1st already a national holiday, I think it's a bit much to close the postal system down for yet another day. My parents will be anxiously waiting for their Social Security checks, as will millions of other seniors. Delaying mail is not, in my mind, a way to honor anybody.
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:46 PM
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9. Totally agree...Did George come back Saturday night from his vac.. NO!
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:48 PM
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11. And then when they finally do deliver the mail, it will take all day
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 05:48 PM by Lydia Leftcoast
because of the two-day backlog. As a self-employed person, I'm waiting for checks from clients, too, but they probably won't come till 5:00 PM.

I really can't recall a time when we had two no-mail weekdays in a row. In fact, I don't recall mail delivery being suspended for St. Ronnie Reagan's funeral, either.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:57 PM
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25. They will have first of month mail, tax forms and white
sale catalogs. It will be a pain in the butt.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:46 PM
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10. Will the banks be open?
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:46 PM
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28. In Minneapolis the banks will be open
Just the federal offices will be closed.
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:49 PM
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12. Just imagine how many credit-card payments will become late tomorrow
Because they don't have grace periods anymore. Watch the companies jack up everyone's rates to 30% or higher because they didn't have their Jan. 2 payment in "on time." After all, it's not the companies' fault the mail didn't get delivered!

No, I'm not joking here.
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:55 PM
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16. Ever try to get an account "credited" at this time of year..forget it!
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:52 PM
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13. PCIntern figured this out.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:52 PM
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14. How long ago would the U.S.P.S. have been out of business if it wasn't
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 06:18 PM by sarcasmo
bailed out by the Government. How many days off can you have, they are already on a three day weekend.
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:55 PM
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18. 2-3day weekends
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:53 PM
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15. Give me a break!
Three straight days of no mail??!! Man, I have to get my cobra payment, which is already running late, into the mail. With no mail tomorrow, it won't get there until Thursday.
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:55 PM
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17. John Stossel? Is That You? n/t
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:04 PM
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26. Huh?
I don't get it. Did I miss something? :shrug:
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maine_raptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:20 PM
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19. Figures
Amazon said my copy of Imperial Life in the Emerald City would be here on Tuesday. Could it be all part of the Grand Conspiracy of the BFEE?


Where did I put my tinfoil hat anyways?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:40 PM
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22. It's worth waiting for, trust me.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:32 PM
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20. I'm waiting for a contractor check.
Jesus, he's an asshole.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:38 PM
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21. I WANT MY NETFLIX!!!!!
(ahem)
all done now
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:42 PM
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23. He's honoring him by making peoples bills late
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Branjor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:51 PM
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24. Because of things like this....
I had my credit card payment due date moved to the 19th of every month.

Another day of no mail - Aargh! I am expecting books!
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:56 PM
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27. He probably wants to justify INCREASING his vacation days.
"The postal workers got an extra day, so I deserve 200 extra days. My job is HARDER."
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