Anybody else out there think that Post Office clients are a little nuts? I've picked up more than my fair share of TSP rollovers from local postal workers, and there's exactly one (1) that I'd characterize as normal. All the rest of them are a click or twelve out of appropriate windage/elevation. So what's up with that? I'm seriously considering adopting a no "snow, rain, heat, gloom of night" clause in my business plan for '09. Anyone have some insight on what's up with them?
I'd guess it's any Federal Employee in general. It's a pretty well known fact that to work for the government you have to be just a little bit insane.
I've got some other guys that I've worked with for years that are Fed. gov't., retired military, Defense Dept. contrators, kill-me-with-my-own-saliva-and-eyelashes, kind of dudes. They're all very normal, and pretty cool guys. But the P.O. guys are just a bit out there, it seems. I wonder if there's something about their culture that turns 'em, or if they're already a bit bent, and the P.O. attracts that kind of guy.
There's definitely something about the culture. One of my friends, a manager, at our local post office works the zombie shift, 9pm to 5am, and he tells me about the horrors. He tells me he keeps holy water in his office. I really think he's serious.
Ok, I'm just a little FREAKED OUT about this thread. Got home a few minutes ago and there are 5 of the little Post Office Jeepsters out front of my house. They've got my own RJ account statements held hostage, threatening to show them to all my neighbors and thus illuminate my recent "stellar" trading strategies to the harsh light of day. Ok guys, you're all very normal. I take it all back. Enough with the laser sights shining through my windows.