“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
We should all take a little more time to appreciate the wonder that is the United States Postal Service, so Ann and Christy are using this month’s clip show to examine the special place the Post Office occupies in the history of TBTL. Jen teaches us about the subtle language of stamps. Luke complains about the long lines, but doesn’t know how to work the system. Andrew has a weird mail-related fear. Multiple plans to turn the fortunes of the USPS around are proposed. Plus, the secondary stamp market, the wonders of General Delivery, our confusion re: current stamp prices, and why don’t you just send Grandma a note once in a while, for God’s sake!
This show contains clips from the following TBTL episodes: 7/5/2011 (kid joke); 1/23/2009 (Edgar Allan Poe stamp, Forever stamps, Joe Biden); 3/3/2010 (Saturday deliveries, destruction of the Post Office, general delivery); 1/3/2011 (long lines, staffing and budget); 9/26/2011 (living people on stamps, Michael Jackson, Harry Potter, choosing stamps); 3/5/2014 (weird mailbox fear, getting stung by a bee, bee types).