SoCS — Going Postal

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to write about “the last piece of mail you received.” She goes further by instructing us to “talk about the subject of the last piece of physical mail you received.” In other words, if it’s a gas bill, for example, she wants us to write about gas, not about the bill.

My daily snail-mail delivery consists mostly of bills, catalogs, and promotions or solicitations. When I checked my mail late yesterday afternoon, one of the pieces of mail I received was a job solicitation from the U.S. Postal Service.904290FA-B733-4D8C-8215-EED2CE232866It asked whether I might be “looking for a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding job with career advancement opportunities.” Woo hoo!

How exciting. I could be a mail carrier, a mail handler assistant, an auto mechanic, a tractor-trailer operator, a motor vehicle operator, a clerk, and, best of all, “more!”

Now I have nothing against the U.S. Postal Service. I don’t know my mailman (or mailwoman), but I appreciate what they and their fellow postal workers do. That “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” motto is really inspiring.

The thing is, I’m retired. And I kind of like being retired. And I was able to put enough away during my working years that, unless I live as long as Methuselah, I should have enough money to survive on so that I won’t ever have to work again.

So I’m afraid I’m going to have to pass on this kind invitation to join the ranks of the U.S. Postal Service. But if any of you out there are interested in going postal, I’m sure your local postmaster would be happy to chat with you.

10 thoughts on “SoCS — Going Postal

  1. Sadje March 23, 2019 / 3:27 am

    They do a great service. Yeah, I don’t think you should join them. Who will give us our daily prompts!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. robertawrites235681907 March 23, 2019 / 3:29 am

    Well, on the bright side at least you get post. We get our three to four months late if ever. Nobody uses ours [obviously].

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cyranny March 23, 2019 / 4:17 am

    How can you pass on “more”?? 😉 Who wouldn’t want to be “more”? Hehehehehe

    Liked by 1 person

  4. msjadeli March 23, 2019 / 8:43 am

    Great title. I’m still trying to decide whether I want to go back into the wondrous world of work, and so far nothing is compelling me to go there.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 March 28, 2019 / 11:50 am

    I considered this as a job option once, but never went through the process. I’ve heard they have great benefits. Nice SoC write.

    Liked by 1 person

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