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Another Tax Day

April 17th, 2010 (03:09 pm)

current mood: sneezy

Keeping a personal tradition alive, I made my yearly trip to the downtown post office between eleven and midnight on tax day. Things were running much more efficiently than last year. I couldn't get a REALLY good shot inside the packed post office before being told I couldn't take pictures. Me and my camera: still antagonizing security guards wherever we go.

My current (April) banner photo was from a shot I took on April 15 last year. Here are a few of this year's photos.

Because of long lines inside the post office, many people were first driving to other stations to use automated stamp machines to buy postage. Then they had to deal with long lines of traffic to get back.

There were at least two drive-by spots for people with already-stamped envelopes to drop off their returns to be postmarked by post office employees set up to assist them, and lots of cops directing foot and motor traffic.

But even with all that organization, there was still a long line of people inside the post office. This shot was taken at 11:42. Hope their envelopes made it before midnight!


If you own any of the books in the opposite side bar and would like them signed, mail them to:
P.O. Box 924104
Houston, TX 77292
Please include three dollars for return postage. Thank you.

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