Sunday, March 20, 2022



The weather yesterday (Saturday, 3/19/2022) was mostly cloudy. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I did the 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 (which is similar to ours).

After another best clip haircut, at Tony's Best Clips, my '06 Frontier had a good hand wash, 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?)

UnUnited States Post Office ( Email

The Ununited States Postal Service (USPS) website provides an option to sign up for free emails, which inform folks of postal mail that will be coming. I signed up months ago.

Yesterday, at 8:37 AM, USPS emailed me about the mail that we'd get that day. Mail arrives as early as 11 AM or as late as 2 PM. Usually, the mailman delivers at about 12 PM. The reason for the variations is unknown.

The email indicated that the arriving USSA government mail 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 cheek!

I kept wondering when the mail would arrive. We were already back home, after the errands. Finally, at 4:29 PM, the mailman arrived! That set the record for the latest delivery ever! The USSA advertisement for free at-home COVID-19 tests wasn't there! I thought that we had been robbed!

I opened the USPS email again. Earlier, I had not read the fine print. The image below is from yesterday's USPS email. Can you read the fine print?


We were not robbed! The USPS email had included a federal government advertisement that offered free made-in-China test kits, to test for the China virus! The fine print states, “No physical mail is associated with this notification.”

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

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