My daughter decided she wanted another book for Christmas.
I needed to get it out today.
It was wrapped and put in a USPS "Flat Rate" "Priority Mail" box.
I went to the small local post office to mail it. They are less busy and faster.
They were closed. The sign said, "Closed. Too busy. Catching up." Hmmm...
So I went to the large regional office nearby. They have lots of representatives - it should go quick.
Finding a parking space was difficult. After parking, I saw that here were people spilling out of the building and into the parking lot.
I went inside anyway. There is a machine at the door, "Take a number."
Mine said 258.
They were serving 161.
There were three reps serving all those people.
I went to another place where I have an account.
The name rhymes with "Phedex."
They accepted my "Priority Mail" package! I sent it ground.
It will get there one day quicker.
It was $4 cheaper than the USPS "Flat Rate" box.
I was in there 5 minutes, max.
I can hardly wait until they do health care...