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From: "irish690" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Re: GenMassachusetts-D Digest V00 #160
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 14:33:30 -0700
References: <200003250832.AAA05521@bl-14.rootsweb.com> <38DCDFF6.C30F2FEA@gte.net>
Peg is not the only one upset by your foolishness, when did you become a
postal authority...sorry George it was a good list till Warren began such
nonsense I will noe unsub
----- Original Message -----
From: "THE REIDS" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2000 8:49 AM
Subject: [GM-L] Re: GenMassachusetts-D Digest V00 #160
> > Whoa, Peg,
> > Take a deep breath.
> > 1. "Best on-time mail delivery in the whole country." Congrats,
> > but is the best of a bad lot all that much to brag about? USPS
> > doesn't come close to the level of service provided by the postal
> > authorities of Western Europe, usually at a lower cost per
> > first-class stamp.
> > 2. "Nothing to do with making signs." Nice to hear that, but
> > but the signs in question were the ones on the front of the local
> > PO, which most likely WERE made by the USPS or its predecessor.
> > 3. "Going postal." Note that the phrase isn't "going 7-Eleven"
> > or "going Department of Agriculture." An AltaVista search
> > on the phrase turns up 4,864 separate Web SITES (not just pages)
> > where the phrase appears. Like it or not, it has entered the
> > American vocabulary and means "to run amok and shoot someone."
> > I didn't invent the phrase. And it wasn't USDA meat
> > inspectors shooting people.
> > I regret that you were insulted by what was meant to be a light-
> > hearted comment, but I can't agree that it wasn't fair commentary.
> > The USPS is a model of inefficiency. Mail is often delayed. And
> > some postal workers have run amok.
> > Best regards,
> > Warren Wetmore
> I understand why peg was offended. Take it from one who has been on the
> the P.O. for 30 years, the problems stem from the Postmaster General right
> the area Managers. These people are more concerned with cutting service
to save a
> buck so that they can get a bigger bonus at the end of the year, IMHO. The
> of thousands of craft workers who are the ones who move the mail and don't
> policies which cause dalays are the ones offended. I agree, lets
> genealogy on this list.
> Jim Reid
> beginning genealogist
> President, Branch 791
> National Association of Letter Carriers
> Snohomish County, Washington State