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2013-02-21 -Short Attention Span Theater-
U.S. Postal Service to Launch Fashion Line
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1648 views ]  Top

#1 Iff you're wondering why Mom said she "bought it from the POst Office", WELL WONDER NO MORE!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-21 00:19||   2013-02-21 00:19|| Front Page Top

#2 So a troubled business focuses on it's core competencies - not delivering the mail, men's fashion, and wearable electronics. I'd love to meet the genius that thought this was a good idea.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-21 00:20||   2013-02-21 00:20|| Front Page Top

#3 Next they will do what Australia Post has done is fill offices with all kinds of retail stuff, from kids toys to cooking books to electronics. None of which I have ever seen them sell.
Posted by phil_b 2013-02-21 01:08||   2013-02-21 01:08|| Front Page Top

#4 I want some of those shorts.
Posted by Skidmark 2013-02-21 01:51||   2013-02-21 01:51|| Front Page Top

#5 Let me just cut to the damn chase here:

USPS tripled its losses in 2012, losing $15.9 billion as the state-owned enterprise faces tough competition and what it calls onerous and unfair retirement funding requirements.

$49 dollars in shoe money ain't gonna help.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-21 07:14||   2013-02-21 07:14|| Front Page Top

#6 The lines were already long enough, now we have to wait for the guy in front of me to try clothes in the dressing room?
Posted by Dino Shomomp7692 2013-02-21 09:29||   2013-02-21 09:29|| Front Page Top

Posted by Beavis 2013-02-21 09:38||   2013-02-21 09:38|| Front Page Top


Reminds me of the old Wendys commercial about Socialism.
Posted by Dino Shomomp7692 2013-02-21 10:04||   2013-02-21 10:04|| Front Page Top

#9 Don't order your shorts to be delivered on a Saturday.
Posted by Fred 2013-02-21 13:22||   2013-02-21 13:22|| Front Page Top

#10 Finally, a line of socks which you expect to get lost.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-21 15:22||   2013-02-21 15:22|| Front Page Top

#11 So.. will they job out actual mail delivery to one of the commercial mail companies?
Posted by Water Modem 2013-02-21 15:52||   2013-02-21 15:52|| Front Page Top

#12 I had socks once, but they went away. Now I make do with Red Army Surplus feetie wraps.

Posted by Shipman 2013-02-21 17:03||   2013-02-21 17:03|| Front Page Top

#13 Check behind the dryer. That's where mine hide.
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-02-21 17:22||   2013-02-21 17:22|| Front Page Top

#14 Haven't tried the feetie wraps, but those Red Army Sponge Bob Underoos look pretty nifty.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-21 17:38||   2013-02-21 17:38|| Front Page Top

#15 I always fear too look behind the dryer. I have this awful feeling that I put in socks and next week I get uncertain kittens is or is not coincidental.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-21 17:44||   2013-02-21 17:44|| Front Page Top

#16 Red Army does Sponge Bob:
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-21 17:47||   2013-02-21 17:47|| Front Page Top

#17 The above proves, beyond any doubt, that America has succeeded in the cultural imperialism that was our first step in conquering the world.

Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-21 17:52||   2013-02-21 17:52|| Front Page Top

#18 Try this line
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-21 17:52||   2013-02-21 17:52|| Front Page Top

#19 We finally really did it.
You Maniacs! You weaponized Spongebob! Damn You!

What y'all need is the USPS "Trendy Mail" line of socks. If they go missing, they are at the Kansas City hub.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-21 18:02||   2013-02-21 18:02|| Front Page Top

#20 UPS and Fed Express don't do junk mail.
UPS and Fed Express don't have cute stamps.

What is it about "CORE" biz that the U S Post Office doesn't understand?

If junk mail was profitable the private companies would offer it.

If cute stamps were profitable...

How many shoppers are going to wait in line for an hour to buy a designer dress?
Posted by Water Modem 2013-02-21 18:27||   2013-02-21 18:27|| Front Page Top

#21 OK campers, let me fess up that while I have never worked for the USPS, I have spent 30 years in the "business mail industry". I have spent a lot of time looking at the business of mail.
The USPS fiscal problems have to do a lot with governmental oversite, from the calculation for pension thresholds to a government mandated service level. Yet they are the finest cheapest "postal service" in the world.
"Every address, every day" down to the last igloo on the Alaskan isles, last shack up the Bayou, most gun infested street in Chicago.... six days a week.
If anyone thinks UPS and Fed Ex are going to run the full route, you are mistaken. Fed Ex and UPS RELY on the USPS to deliver tons of deliveries every day to whats know as "the last mile"
If the USPS were cut free to make business decisions based upon todays logistical and business realities, a first class letter could deliver at a profit for .40. Also lots of "not for profit" discounts are used to fundraise for organizations that handle a lot of cash.
Posted by Capsu78 2013-02-21 21:14||   2013-02-21 21:14|| Front Page Top

#22 A very useful perspective, Capsu78. Thank you.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-21 23:02||   2013-02-21 23:02|| Front Page Top

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