It was on September 22, 1789 that one of the most remarkable positions in US government history was created… the esteemed title of Postmaster General. PG’s rarely get into the news like the similarly whimsical Surgeon General, but believe it nor not, the Postmaster General used to be the parking place for some of the biggest movers and shakers in American politics. The PG was once appointed directly by the President, and was typically a high ranking member of their campaign team given a position with few official duties. The PG was also a member of the Cabinet from 1829 until as recently as 1971… meaning that in a Mars Attacks kind of scenario, the Postmaster General might have woken up one day and found himself in the Oval Office after everyone else in Washington was wiped out. Nowadays, the Postmaster General is selected by the Board of Governors of the US Post Office, meaning it’s not uncommon to see PG’s remain in power even after a Presidential transition… like smiling Louis DeJoy up there, who became Postmaster General two years ago under Trump and is still PG today under Biden.
Now that The Nest has fed all of its anthrax laced hate mail to the possums, it’s time for us to answer this week’s Share Your World questions from Di!
Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?
On work days, I wake up at 8:00 PM, which makes me either a very early riser or a very late one. You decide…
Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper
If we transitioned breakfast to evening, lunch to middle of the night, and dinner to morning…. then my tendency would be Prince-Pauper-King. Of course, we should really abolish the monarchy and feed the paupers, which would make this analogy moot….
Do you have a sweet or savory tooth?
It’s hard to tell with all of the cavities….
Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)?
I’m not sure I’d like either…
In honor of the esteemed position of the Postmaster General….
God bless Ben Franklin!
Yes, he started the whole thing off in the pre-Constitutional government! I’ll bet he never envisioned it would become a cushy job for political cronies…
No, I’m pretty sure, too. Before the US mail, letters going to Europe from the NE area were dropped at a tavern in Boston and then would go out on the next ship sailing to Europe. After that, people would carry letters for free whenever they were going in the right direction!
Haha! Bag o’ Teeths!
Or “Teefs” if you don’t have your teeths in!
The tooth fairy certainly believes in recycling…….I’m impressed!
Waste not, want not! You should see the deals you can get for “prosthetic arms” on the man-eating otter black market…
Great answers. Thanks for playing along.
Always! Even if, as Melanie would tell you, my answers aren’t always “family friendly!”
Every time I see that bozo’s mug I tense up. The postal service is a real state these days, at least at my local station. Sometimes I get my Saturday mail delivered on Sundays during brunch. At least 3 days a week there isn’t a carrier for my route and therefore no mail is received or picked up. I stopped relying on anyone picking up mail-I hand carry it over to the post office every day. Unlike most people, I actually mail things to friends and family frequently.
I always use the mailbox about a half mile from my house as an excuse to get out and walk when I have something to mail (I’m old school with most bills). Other than that, I’m still waiting on them to deliver two packages online friends tried to send me in 2009. I figure they’re due to show up on the 12th of Never…
For 13 years I had the same carrier who was a goddess in my opinion. She was beloved by all the neighbors. Sadly the route grew to over 1000 mailboxes and her body could no longer handle the wear and tear. The station refused to divide the route up after two high rises were built and it’s been nearly 3 years we haven’t had a regular assigned carrier. I never know if mail will arrive from day to day. Out of 6 delivery days, daily mail is usually delivered only 3 of them. 😈 DeJoy has done more to damage the reputation than any other postmaster general. He’s wanted to privatize it since he was appointed. Coincidently he heralds from a private delivery business background.
Enough of the bird jokes. “Dental implants”? really?
You can’t go wrong with a nice fang massage with “benefits”…
A fang massage (by a female sabertooth, of course) would probably feel much better than the claw massages I get from my cat while I try to sleep….