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Berger’s Berg: An ode to my Whitestone letter carrier John

The Post Office Always Delivers (Well...Almost Always) Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

- Herodotus

Old Postmen never die. They just lose their ZIP.

The holiday season has arrived. Letter carriers are now required to carry sacks laden with advertisements, brochures, circulars, and a few first-class letters tucked between a Blair and a Harriet Carter catalog. The sheer number and weight of this bulk mail is enormous and detrimental to the health of the letter carrier, as well as to the customer, as you will soon find out.

The letter carrier, however, can relieve his burden simply by dumping it on you. Why, only yesterday, I could not open my door. It was barricaded by a mountain of throw-aways stacked against it. I had to use a snow shovel.

This daily slew of mail finally got my goat, so I cornered my regular mail carrier, John Obidienzo, of the Whitestone Post Office, to make certain that, along with the paper flats he delivers, he shouldn

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