Your newspaper, that is.
The Post Office is abiding by a new rule as of this week, stating that if a flat piece of mail longer than 10 inches "droops" too much, it will cost the sender more to send in bulk. This law mostly pertains to magazine and newspaper companies that have taken to sending their materials through the Post Office rather than having their own delivery team.
The rule was put into to place since such "droopy" mail can't be sorted through the automated flat sorter, and thus, someone must do it by hand. Hands cost more than machines, as you might know, and we wouldn't want the Post Office having to pay another set of hands now would we?
Due to the changes, every newspaper being sent through the postal service is undergoing a "droop test" (LOLS) to determine if they fit in the machine. If they do, great. If not, FAIL, which means paying more money for shipping.
Not such good news for your local paps! Maybe they'll have to bring back Newsies to deliver'em!
P.S. - OMG! Yes, do that!
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