June 13, 2006

That's A Shame

According to this Wikipedia entry, on this day in 1920, the United States Postal Service ruled that children may not be mailed via parcel post.

This is such early 20th Century thinking. And I suppose with such slow, uncomfortable and unsafe transportation available at the time, especially for non-local movement, it made a certain amount of sense. But surely with all our modern transportation technology it is time to re-examine such a prohibition. Just think of how much easier life would be if one could, for example, simply mail the kids to the grandparents. (And think of the enormous disciplinary benefit of being able to threaten to do so.)

I call on all you loyal Llama readers to contact the U.S.P.S. today to demand that this policy be reviewed and amended.

Posted by Robert at June 13, 2006 10:59 AM | TrackBack

What about Fed-Exing? When my sister and I were little, I would have gladly put her in a laundry basket and Fed-Exed her off somewhere. Not sure why I never thought of that.

Posted by: bobgirrl at June 13, 2006 02:57 PM

I like this modest proposal. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to "going postal" on the little yard monkeys.

Posted by: utron at June 13, 2006 03:29 PM

I'm pretty sure that the parcel post solution was replaced by the fax.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at June 13, 2006 05:32 PM