What’s this? The US Postal Service has closed up Operation Santa? For over 100 years, people would “adopt” a letter to Santa from a down-and-out family, and then shop for, and deliver presents to the children. It was all so…. so…. Christmas-like. But reality has set in, according to the New York Times. Somewhere — the authorities won’t say where — a sex offender got one of the letters. And that was enough to wrap up the program.
Perhaps we should’ve known the end was near last year when the Postal Service started requiring photo IDs and legal waivers, absolving the Postal Service from any legal responsibility if something goes wrong.