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The other day I mailed a letter to Canada. It cost me $2.70. The clerk tried to up-sell me. He told me that it would take 2 to 3 weeks for the letter to get there, but for $48, the next price break, I could have it delivered in 3 to 5 working days.

I ended up sending it slow boat, and the letter arrived within 4 business days. This feels to me like such an intrusion of corporate lies right down to the grassroots level, and it infuriates me. I feel betrayed by our most most basic institution, and the local clerk, who is like the common man we are imprinted to trust, is forced to play out these lies to us.

More yuck in the world!