No themed week this week. I've taken a few funny pictures I'd like to share, as well as some screen shots I've taken from my favorite news sources.
I took this picture outside of our local post office:
That is a trash can. In case you can't read it, it says "Express Mail: Next Day Service." I've tried to figure this out in my head over and over, but I can't. Why the heck would they label a trash can with an express mail advertisement? I wonder how much mail has been literally dumped over the years. I'm guessing the post-office-budget-committee-circa-1972 discussion went something like this:
Director: "Johnson! How do we cut costs? The feds are breathing down our necks!"
Johnson: "Um, let's see. . . "
Director: "I don't have all day, Johnson. Make it snappy!"
Johnson: "Well, um, we could make the trash cans look like drop boxes."
Director: "Hmm. . . I like your thinking."
Johnson: "Thank you, sir."
Director: "Get someone on it. Now what do we do about the agonizingly long wait times?"