Postal Service fixes long waits by removing clocks
Really? Yes. Really. In some 37,000 post offices clocks have been removed from retail areas as part of a "retail standardization program" launched last year.
But wait. It gets better.
"We want people to focus on postal service and not the clock," said Stephen Seewoester, Dallas spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service.
That's right. You won't have any stupid clocks messing up the good time you're having waiting in line to buy stamps from surly civil-service employee who, when he returns from his fifth break of the day, could probably spit in your eye and still keep his job. As The Consumerist points out: "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."