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Soviet Theme (Cont.)

OK, just got back from the Post Office, where I had to stand in line for 20

minutes. I know, I know, I have a bee in my bonnet about the U.S.P.S.–or,

as I prefer to think of it, the U.S.S.P. It’s really a Soviet-style

experience, standing there waiting on a line of 30 people while unirormed

bureaucrats interpret arcane regulations at a speed barely visible to the

unaided eye. You can see their horrid little minds working: “Uh-oh, here

comes the lunchtime crowd, better shut down a couple of stations…” Can’t

anything be done with this behemoth?


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