Going Postal

April 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Food for Thought, New Posts




OK.  So you have a package to mail.  You get it all wrapped up and take it to the post office.

Since I like to buy clothing from catalogues and since I’ve just lost a great deal of weight and need some new duds and have no idea what size will actually fit me, I have been visiting the postal service quite a bit of late. 

Oh, and add to that the fact that my local post office has changed around the delivery routes and now my mail is picked up/delivered so late in the day (4:30 or 5 p.m.) that any mail I put in my personal mailbox won’t  really go out until the following morning.  

All of this means I have had to visit the post office more frequently lately, and frankly it has not been an entirely good experience.

The issue is this:  each time I bring in a “package”, I am asked a series of ridiculous questions about the contents.  The stream of questions has to do with what’s inside the package and whether it is hazardous, dangerous, likely to explode, likely to leave pee in the corner of the room, or do anything else that might require a HazMat team to appear.

Needless to say, these are ridiculous questions to ask anyone.  Do they really believe that someone intent on sending something nasty is going to tell them about it????????  Of course not!!!

So what’s really going on here?

I asked the gal who waited on me last Monday just what she thought these questions are all about?  Her answer astounded me:  “It’s to make people feel safer,” she replied, parroting back to me, I suspect, what she and the other staff had been told when they had to memorize these absurd questions.

“No,” I responded.  “These questions are designed to keep us in fear by reminding us every single time we mail something that ‘the world is a dangerous place’ and that we should ‘remember to be afraid’ so that the government and other controllers can keep us dumbed down and stupid because our adrenaline is flowing.   Then we are easier to control and manipulate.”

These type of questions give an impression that “something is being done to protect us.”  But that’s just a load of hog wash (there are those piggies again), as far as I’m concerned.

Of course, you can believe whatever you want.   But the fact is, living in fear is not really living very well.   Too much adrenaline is not healthy for us physically or emotionally or mentally or spiritually.  It’s time to take the “fright zone” out of the post office, don’t you think??


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