ok. this is what i now know.
the united states post office contracts with fedex to deliver certain packages. ups has contracted with the united states post office to deliver others. sometimes dhl gets into the mix. there’s no outsider warning as to who will end up with what. companies that do tons and tons and tons of shipping daily shuffle and pick from a …what’s the word. i used to know it in another life, working in cubical, referring to healthcare options. menu? no. schmorgasboard? no…buffet? NO. cafeteria plan? maybe that was it. the reference was food related. or rather, mess hall related. over-indulgent, over-complicated, over-thought, birthed-in-a-board-room, not-benefiting-the-individual related.
that is what i know. and it’s not much.