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Death of an over-flogged cliche story: Midnight at the post office on April 15

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Starman, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    In our major metro area, not a single post office scheduled mail pickups for after 7 p.m. Monday.

    So no more of the stupid cliche stories and pictures of people dropping their taxes in the box at 11:59 p.m.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The more interesting story is that more people are now e-filing than killing trees and licking stamps.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    It took me 45 minutes to do my taxes. And I got a nice refund.

    Thanks, TurboTax!
  4. We still have to mail our state taxes.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Do they even make licky-stamps anymore? All the ones I've seen in the last few years are self-adhesive.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    God, Costanza's fiancee would still be alive...
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    They definitely still make cheap envelopes. One way or another, Susan was going to die.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I especially hated how those "midnight at the post office" stories painted everyone as pathetic procrastinators.

    Hell, in this business that's called making deadline.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but in this business, we don't have three months to put out one newspaper.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If I owe money, I always mail it on the 15th. Why send it earlier?
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I, too, would mail on the 15th if I owed, but I never waited to prepare my taxes, nor did I wait until the 11th hour to mail them.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Better yet, file an extension and send it even later.
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