Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Let's Make a Steal
Three years ago, the US Postal Service ordered 20 million postal bins to keep up with mail automation. Today, a mere 20,000 remain in the agency's warehouses. You see, it seems that, just like shopping carts, which were also in the news recently, people don't return these cooler-sized plastic carryalls. And the USPS wants them back. The bins cost $3.25 a piece, so the non-returns add up to millions of dollars. Despite a possible $1,000 fine for misuse or theft of government property, the USPS promises not to ask any questions -- they just want their bins back.

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