Saturday, July 26, 2008

Another mysterious product of the bureaucratic mind on display in Madison

Mysteries of the Bureaucratic Mind
Check out the Saturday hours posted on the front door of Madison's Westside Station post office on Struck Street. Come on, guys -- if you don't want us to come in, don't beat around the bush. Just come out and say so. Your website says you're open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. So what's with the cryptic, alternative time scheme for Saturdays? Did your sign painter run out of 8's and 3's? Do your Saturday hours change so frequently you need to keep your options open? Or is there something in the USPS manual that says every communication with the public must contain at least one example of totally indecipherable gibberish? It's a mystery.


mjlmadison said...

Clearly, that information is classified. Don't go asking the government to explain, though -- you'll get your patriotism questioned. :)

Point and Shoot said...

Another brilliant photo capturing the hilarious wackiness of this modern world! Walker Evans+Andy Rooney=Madison Guy.

Citizen Reader said...

Ah, gotta love the Post Office. The same people who decided simply to take their clocks off their walls when it was found people were waiting in line too long

Let's hear it for them though--still the most ridiculously cheap way to send anything. Have you tried to ship any packages through UPS lately? Guaranteed to be 10 to 20 bucks more--and not get there any faster. Now that's private industry!