Saturday, March 03, 2007

Government Efficiency At Its Best: USPS Removes Clocks From Post Offices

Just a reminder of how efficiently the government operates: The US Postal service has found a way to decrease long waits, by removing clocks from all post offices.

Tell me if this makes sense to you:

"We want people to focus on postal service and not the clock," said Stephen Seewoester, Dallas spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service.
Does it scare you that these are the same people who want to run every aspect of your life? As the Consumerist notes:
The USPS has removed clocks from 37,000 post offices as part of a "retail standardization program." Um, correct us if we're wrong here but:

• People carry timepieces.

•The post office is not a casino. People aren't going to lose themselves in the fun and mail more letters than they'd originally intended.

Is this the best they can come up with?