Yesterday I found a great story that made me say, “What will they think of next”. Today I found a story that made me say, “What were they thinking”?
Someone forgot to tell the post office that recycling is important. Gary Adler of Castle Rock Colorado says that the post office refused to mail is packages, because he was re-using USPS priority post boxes. Mr. Adler runs a non-profit organization and does a lot of shipping. To be greener, and cheaper, he grabs old boxes from grocery stores, department stores, and occasionally will dumpster dive to find a cardboard treasure. He found some thrown away USPS boxes, so he ripped off the labels, turned the box inside out, and re-taped it.
No, no,no, says the post office. You can’t do that. Those boxes are only for paying priority post clients. Doesn’t matter that someone already paid for the service and threw the box away in the trash. If you want to use one of those boxes, you have to pay for priority service.
“The Postal Service said they promote recycling, as long as customers pay accordingly, even if the box is turned inside out”
It’s like talking to a brick wall some days, isn’t it?
Read More At The Denver Channel
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