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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get ready for a right-wing rant! Do you know why you do not want the government in charge of ANYTHING??? Because they run the post office and the DMV. Nuff said? You want to hand over healthcare to these people?

I sent something overnight to Colleen. It was $12 to send it priority. $33 for overnight. I called to get a refund when it didn't arrive, but the US postal service, says I can high tail it DOWN to the post office, fill out a form and ask for my refund. Though right in front of them, they have the information that it was supposed to be there one day and didn't deliver to the next.

THAT people is the result of socialism vs. capitalism. You try that same thing at Fed Ex and they're out of business, but not the USPS, no you have no choice there. You will take their crap and you will like it. Here's the thing about left-wingers. They say it's about choice. People, the only way to get a choice is to take it out of the government's hands and take control of your lives!!!

Really. Take the Eagle off your logo, USPS and insert the buzzard. Capiche?
posted at 1:26 PM  
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At 2:18 PM, Blogger Kara S. said...

LOL! I just had to laugh! The DMV and post office are my two least favorite places to visit. I used to not mind the post office til I moved a few years ago. In the closest small country town (less than 1,000 people) the PO is the most inconvenient place to visit. It's on a narrow two-lane side road with no parking but curbside (parallel parking - yuck!). The two-lane road squishes three cars side-by-side as people drive around the block waiting for one of the 4 or 5 parking spots to open up. After 2 or 3 trips around the block I usually give up. I should be able to go to the post office when I want - not when traffic flow dictates!!!

Do I want gov't healthcare - no thanks! I prefer to go to the doc when I'm sick, not drive around the block 50 times first!

At 3:29 PM, Blogger laurelaggie said...

My favorite is how they go on lunch break when there is a line of 50 people waiting. It never fails, I will be waiting forever and when I almost to the front one of the workers will put a closed sign on their station and just walk away. Forget the people waiting when its time for break you must go right then. Whatever!

When I worked in retail you kept working until the line got short. You didn't get to go on break if they were their were people waiting. Or, if you did, someone stepped in to cover your register.

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Hmm, I actually love my post office. It's always got plenty of staff members and the lines are rarely long except at Christmas or right before they close. They have great hours and joke with customers they've come to know -- like me, who's in there at least once a week. :)

Now, the DMV? I'll agree with you. It took me 4 trips when I first moved to CO to get my car registered due to red tape and procedures and them not explaining everything I needed right up front. That, added to $500+ in taxes and fees, and I was NOT a happy camper.

So, healthcare needs to stay OUT of gov't hands. I'll take my options and handling things myself. I don't need handouts, thank you very much.

At 3:55 PM, Blogger Georgiana said...

WOOWOO!!!! Love this post. Common sense we could all live by. Unfortunately, common sense is not so common.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Maybe we could privatize the USPS and put lipstick on the eagle for the new logo :)

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Tiff, you don't live in a big city. When I lived in a small town, it was no big deal. But honestly, I'm the only one in an hour long line who doesn't speak Mandarin. That is not worth $18 to me, to wait in a line like that. But it's annoying that I went there believing they could get it overnight when I knew they couldn't. I'm mad at myself.

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Australia Post isn't much better. I can't even count the number of times they are featured on the Current Affairs programs because of issues like destruction of mail, stealing parcels etc. I've had a few things go missng.
And then there's the queue. If you can help it, never go in on a Saturday. The queue is so long it goes right out the door!

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Big city? I guess that all depends on your interpretation. I live in Colorado Springs with an estimated pop. of 407,902. That's more than half of the entire state where I used to live. (Delaware) LOL!

It's the largest city in Colorado in terms of land and 2nd to Denver in population. We have a downtown, rich areas, all classes, and 4 military bases.

Now, compared to you, Kristin, you're right. And it also depends on which post office you use here in town. The one nearest me just happens to be the most efficient I've found. But again, the DMV? Inefficient, slow and problematic. Praise God we can renew registration by mail. :)

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Anna said...

I have never thought about that before. Someone should probably use that as a campaign topic in regard to healthcare - USPS vs. FedEx, no guarantees. I've actually been told that several times. They make no promises that what you pay for will show up on time. Ug. No one likes our local post office. Some of the people who are in there are almost like charactures of real people. This one guy moves so slowly that the first time I saw him, I was looking around to see if it was some sort of joke. The line is always really long and this one person in particular is taking a measurable amount of time to pick the form up off the counter (pause, pause), lay it in front of me, (long pause again), tell me what I need to do with it (stare into space while I write) and then eventually get around to ringing me up. The biggest reason I started paying all my bills online was so I didn't have to go buy stamps...

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Becky said...

You are a Chick-Lit master, Kristin, but could also do a regular column on politics. You always sum up my thoughts so a way that would take me a whole lot more verbage to convey.

Well said!

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

You all have great ideas! Colleen doesn't have problems where she lives, and I actually didn't have problems when we lived in the country -- although I don't think I tried to use them for overnight.

What cracks me up is their guarantee is, "Hey come on down and wait some more so we can tell you that you've filled out the wrong form and aren't eligible for a refund!" Just like the DMV where you wait in the wrong line for a century and with no mercy, they say, "go to the end."

The DMV is a minimum three hours here, but luckily they are getting a lot more online. So YAY!!!

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

Well, our DMV here Texas is pretty nice. When we first moved here from Florida, I was filling out the form for my license, and I asked the man behind the desk if he wanted my actual weight or my goal weight.

He just smiled and said nothing. So I wrote in 125, which I may see again after the Rapture.

From the looks of him, he had two weights, too.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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