29 April 2015: On the Subject of Books …

So not that it has anything to do with my writing, but today I thought I’d share with you what’s new at the Post Office.

I mailed out a book with http://www.paperbackswap.com last week.  If you’re not familiar with that website, it’s a site where you swap books with people for free.  Great site by the way.   Anyway, I wrapped up the book, stuck some stamps on and mailed it out with the rest of the outgoing mail at my office.  A few days later, I found the same book in my mailbox at home.  Apparently because of its size, you can’t mail it out with stamps unless you hand it to a postal worker at a post office.  When I asked my mailman at work about, he just shrugged his shoulders and said “Blame 9/11 for that.”

Here’s the offending book:

Package or Bomb

As I was walking into the post office on Friday with my threatening book, I found myself wondering … if the pen is mightier than the sword, is the book mightier than the bomb?  The post office apparently doesn’t know.

Just something to think about.


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