Busy day at Tulsa Post Offices

Monday, December 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The holiday rush has begun, at least for US Postal workers. Monday marked their busiest day for drop-offs at the mailroom. News on Six reporter Jenni Monet says despite recent threats of anthrax tracing into mailrooms across the country, the holiday hustle and bustle has begun. I

n fact, US postal officials are bracing themselves for the billions of packages and cards soon to filter through the system as the countdown to Christmas begins. More than 20-billion items are expected to unload, boxes and cards of Holiday cheer arriving at mailrooms worldwide. And it's Tulsa customers like Glenn Lafitt who's trying to beat the holiday rush. Glenn Lafitt/USPS customer, "Just want to get it in and get it out and make sure it gets there in time."

For others like Mertyle Scobel, "We're always slow” It’s a cautious process this holiday season, in the aftermath of Anthrax scares and the attacks of September 11th. "You kinda have to watch everything."

But despite the closure of mailrooms and post offices in three states and in Washington DC, Tulsan's like Obdueler Justice say this season at the Post Office is no different than before. "I have no problem with anything like that. I think the federal government and the state can take care." It's why his only worry this holiday season, "Will I have cologne here, this is for a lady friend of mine,” is on giving and receiving. "Well, trying to get in before the rush and I want to try to have time for myself for Christmas."