Cost Cuts

I received this notice recently from my city of residence:

In an effort to standardize and simplify the City's utility billing schedule, all bills will now be generated and mailed on the 28th of the month. Customers can expect to receive their utility bill at the end of the month, every other month. This change allows the City to take full advantage of bulk mailing rates in an effort to contain costs.

As far as cost cutting is concerned, they're off to a great start. In the space of two days, I've received five separate letters all proclaiming exactly the same thing. Perhaps some genius in City Hall is taking the "bulk" in "bulk mail" a little too literally.

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- April 14, 2006 10:45 PM // Bay Area