You are a U.S. Postal Service clerk at the office on Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana. I walked up with a priority envelope because I was sending an expedited passport application. You said if I used the envelope you were holding, it would cost $9 less and get to the destination in the same amount of time. SCORE! Driving home, I realized I forgot to place my mugshots in the envelope, so I turned around, went back and discovered you had left your station. But a helpful co-worker went into the outgoing-mail bin, fetched my envelope and placed my photos inside. If we privatize the Postal Service, do you really think we’d get the same free service?
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