“Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry fellows. Not over 18. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred.”
That job description for a Pony Express rider would not garner much attention today, but that was the genesis of today’s postal service. The only qualifications that might match are the age requirement and the need for a driver’s license. Unlike most people I have respect for the United States Postal Service. Their troubles have been well documented by both liberals and conservatives as the USPS is a very popular agency to point to regarding the failure of government.