In other news, I stopped by the shopping center where my bank is this morning, and pulled into a parking spot alongside a rather haphazardly-parked white sedan. A morose gentleman was sitting inside, staring straight ahead. It was 8:58… I’d timed it to arrive by 9 when the bank opened. So as I squirmed my way between the two cars to leave the parking lot, I glanced at the guy’s dashboard. Sitting there was a floppy hat with a logo that suddenly completed the picture: United States Postal Service. Rather than give the USPS two extra minutes of his time (the post office opens at 9 as well), he would prefer to sit silently in the car and do absolutely nothing.
Written by Christopher Null on January 10th, 2003