Sunday, March 20, 2022



The weather yesterday (Saturday, 3/19/2022) was mostly cloudy. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I did usual errands and chores. Amazingly, she “felt her oats” well enough to shop vacuum the basement condominium for Molly (our ol' puppy)! She even helped a cousin set up his new semi-intelligent phone (similar to ours).

After another best clip haircut, at Tony's Best Clips, my '06 Frontier had a good hand washing, at Synergy Auto Wash – Halls. Then, I managed to find enough items for Molly, at the Tractor Supply. I had to use one of our bricks of gold, to fill up my truck. Even at the half full mark, it cost me a brick of gold! “I am not kidding, folks.” (Who says that? Isn't it the first President of the USSA?)

Un-United States Post Office ( Email

The Un-united States Postal Service (USPS) website gives you an option to sign up for free emails, to inform you of postal mail that you will receive. I signed up months ago.

Yesterday, at 8:37 AM, USPS emailed me, about the mail we'd be getting that day. Mail arrives as early as about 11 AM or as late as about 2 PM. The mailman comes around, usually, about 12 PM. The time varies for some unknown reason.

The email indicated a piece of junk mail and, which excited me, a USSA government mailing that would tell us how to get free at-home COVID-19 tests! I was very excited! (Don't worry! My sarcastic tongue is placed firmly in my sarcastic cheek!)

I kept wondering when the mail would arrive. We'd been home, from errands, a good while. The mailman appeared, finally, at 4:29 PM exactly! That set the record for the latest delivery time ever! The USSA advertisement for free at-home COVID-19 tests wasn't there! I thought we'd been robbed!

I opened the USPS email again. I'd forgotten to read the fine print. Do you see it? The image below is from the USPS email to us, at 8:37 AM!


We were not robbed! The USPS email had contained a USSA government advertisement, to offer their free made-in-China test kits, to test for the China virus!

Okay, y'all keep laughing! Laughter is good for the soul!

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