Yes, the USPS is hiring, he told me. And yes, they did send him and about 5 of his coworkers out to jump up and down on a lightly trafficked boulevard.
They were having a good time and assured me that if I knew anyone who needed a job, this was the moment to get in. Maybe you too can wear reindeer horns and wave a sign that looks like advertising for a used car lot.
All kidding aside, and not perhaps the highest of priorities, if Democrats ever do control Congress, they should reverse the insane privatization scheme that makes the USPS even more precarious than it needs to be. It would be the rural voters who so disdain the Democrats who would benefit most. A public postal service is essential if you live in the country.