As you recall, my local post office had this sign taped near the mail slots:
Today, I walked into that same post office to mail a box and found this in its place:
I was aghast.
So I approached the lone employee at the mail desk and luckily for me, I was the only customer there.
Me: Hi! I need to mail this box and also, you know that sign by the mail slot? It used to say ‘gumbands’?
Donna, the USPS employee: [weary sigh] Yeah. I changed it.
Me: You did?! But why?!
Donna: Because people were giving me so much crap about it. ‘It’s not gumbands! It’s rubberbands!’ I got so sick and tired of hearing about it that I changed it.
Me: No! What’s wrong with people? This is Pittsburgh. We say gumbands! Look, I write for Pittsburgh Magazine and I featured a picture of that sign on my blog and we Burghers love it! Honestly! We support gumbands.
Donna: Well, damn it. In that case, I’m making a new sign and I’m changing it back to gumbands! Screw ’em!
Me: GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE!
So my work there is done.
Also, I mentioned to her about dropping the words “to be” and how people from most parts of the country would have put “need to be sorted.”
Pretty sure I blew her mind.
[awkward kung fu moves]
(h/t Rhonda who noticed it too!)