Susan’s Rant – November
My freelance job during the day has me giving presentations at health
fairs at federal government locations around New York City until the
beginning of December. Last week, the health fairs were located at the
United States Post Office main headquarters in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Two days at the Manhattan post office headquarters was a unique experience.
My colleague, who has worked these fairs for years, and I meet early morning
in the lobby. I am about to get into the first elevator that opens and she
“Don’t get on the elevators with
the padding. That is where they transport asbestos. By the way, this
is the post office that had the anthrax scare.” My colleague
Great, I thought, now I can speak with hundreds of postal
employees who have either been in the asbestos elevator or exposed to
anthrax. Most of the employees were very cool but there were some who
looked like abused housewives and those where just the men. The health
care company I represented brought dental floss as a promotional item/giveaway.
I learned quickly to make sure the postal workers had teeth before I
gave them the floss.
To end the week I was at the post office headquarters in the Bronx.
Smaller facility so the event was in a small room with no windows or ventilation.
The advantage of the smaller location is that people were more relaxed
and liked to talk.
“This is the post office that Son of
Sam, David Berkowitz, worked. Seemed like a normal guy. He would walk
the girls he worked with to their cars late at night.” The postal
employee for life said.
My postal buddy also told me that Berkowitz is up for
parole this year and has his own website that talks about his conversion
to Christianity, http://www.forgivenforlife.com/.
Going postal can be an informative and non-violent experience.
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