Friday, April 16, 2010

Going Postal


I couldn’t help laughing when I saw this decal in the middle of the Deutsche Post symbol.  For those of you who don’t know this American reference of “going postal,” it comes from a spree of shootings that occurred in the 80s/90s, where postal workers for no apparent reason (beyond having the most boring job known to man) went crazy and began shooting their co-workers.  Well, despite being almost the size of the US postal service (470K vs 550K employees), I’m happy to say there’s no shooting that I know of at the Deutsche Post.  And as a private organization now operating in more than 220 countries, and as owner of DHL & Dutch TNT Post, it is the largest logistics corporation in the world.

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