Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's a YouTube Christmas - Pt. 8

From time to time this upcoming Christmas season, I'll be posting some amazing videos that have been rescued by people like us and posted at the mecca of all things wonderful and obscure - YouTube.

I invite you to add a fun comment, witticism, clever remark, or observation in the comments section provided. Any comments deemed worthy of repeating will be included into this entry where all the world will see it.

We're barely into the second week of December and believe it or not, the Post Office is giving you important deadlines. Tomorrow marks the last day to mail military and international packages around the world if you want it guaranteed to be delivered by December 25.

In that spirit (and the fact that I have to deliver two such packages - one military, one international), here is a truly astounding 30 second video from the late 1970s.

Featuring stars as Robert Klein, Rose Marie, Willie Mays, Bobby Riggs, Milton Berle, and Lynn Redgrave, they drive home the point across to (what else?) mail early:



Yes, mom and dad - your tax dollars and what you paid for postage back in the day helped pay for that!

What do you think?

Ernie says: I always see these YouTube posts when I'm at work. Problem is, we've got YouTube blocked here, so all I see is a big post with lots of white blocks that have nothing in them. *sigh*

Stubby says: Very cool (said the former postal worker). (Be sure to read Stubby's other comment below)


Any other opinions?


Capt

4 comments:

Ernie said...

I always see these YouTube posts when I'm at work. Problem is, we've got YouTube blocked here, so all I see is a big post with lots of white blocks that have nothing in them. *sigh*

stubbysfears said...

Very cool (said the former postal worker).

CaptainOT said...

Ernie - "all I see is a big post with lots of white blocks that have nothing in them".

So you've seen this video, then?


Stubby - Aren't you glad the operative word in that sentence is "former" - especially at this time of the year?


Capt

stubbysfears said...

Oh, I loved Christmas at the USPS! It was a happenin' time of year. Most Postal Workers love the Christmas season. Truly.

But I am glad to be "former" considering what's going on inside, these days. You think making sausage is ugly? Let me just say that even the Post Office is planning layoffs soon. In the interim, they are trying to make their workers miserable enough that they'll quit first.

Folks, if you have problems or concerns with your mail this December...know that there is a better than 98% probability that the employees are not to blame. There are some good managers out there, but not as many as there used to be.