Sunday, November 23, 2008
Non-political, non-incendiary...just curious
I mailed a package to my parents Saturday. Because of the 13-ounce rule - if a package weighs more than 13 ounces, you must hand it to a retail clerk or, well, the post office will eat it or blow it up or something - I handed the package to a clerk after paying for postage at a machine.
Just a note for the future, she says - the 13-ounce rule only applies to stamped mail.
Versus mail with a "postage paid" label.
So please do tell me: was this rule put into place because the Unabomber was more likely to use stamps? Does this help make us safer from, say, getting our fingers stuck in the mailbox?
Inquiring minds want to know!
PS And no, the image has nothing to do with this post...I just thought it was appropriate.