Dear Post Office Near My Workplace:
It’s February 1st. Have you noticed that yet? I was thinking that it might be time to take down the huge banner you have across the front of your building that says, “Your holiday shipping center” and shows a postman walking through snow to deliver presents.
You can probably also pull down the signs you have inside showing families opening their gifts by a fireplace, with the men wearing fuzzy sweaters. The Christmas decorations are visible in the pictures and it’s pretty clear they were meant to be taken down about four weeks ago.
What’s taking you so long, guys? Is it just that you haven’t gotten around to taking down your tree yet? Or are you trying to keep Christmas with you, all through the year?
[ Update... as of early April, the raggedy sign from outside had come down but as of early June, the holiday sign inside the post office, which has a note on it that says "Display until December 29, 2002," is still hanging. ]
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