CHRISTMAS, MI – The Trump Administration’s decision to cut costs at the United States Postal Service has sparked an outrage with rural Christians. The exchanging of Christmas cards is one of the three pillars of Christianity. The other two legs being harvesting of coniferous trees and consumption of egg based alcoholic beverages. These three activities ensure a very stable religious holiday.
But take one of the legs away and threaten the annual exchange of cards, you’ve got the ingredients for a moral uprising. Thousands of rural white Christians are protesting cost cutting moves at the USPS. The only time the vast majority of them use the postal service is at Christmas for exchanging cards. These rural citizens are intelligent and affluent. They switched to electronic bill payment, and Venmo like apps for reconciling accounts five years ago.
It’s almost as if the slow, inconvenient delivery method of snail mail were part of the ritual.
Jonathan is a degreed physicist and engineer by day, and amateur entertainer in the evenings. He enjoys studying and performing improvised comedy and writing sketch comedy. When he’s had enough of listening to people complain, you can find him underwater scuba diving where he can’t hear you. It’s like space. No one can hear you, but not because of a vacuum. No. It’s because you can’t talk. So it’s like space, but without the radiation and deadly aliens that burst out of your chest.