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Star-cancelled lovers

9 February 2006

The United States Postal Service informs us (PDF) that customers can send their Valentine’s Day cards to the postmaster at Romeo, MI 48065 and get “a pictorial postmark illustrating Romeo and Juliette [sic] with the Romeo, MI cancellation”.

One postal customer in Malden, MA 02148 responded: “Don’t both Romeo and Juliet wind up killing themselves due to communications issues? Is this really the message we want to be sending to those nearest and dearest to our hearts?”

My wife pointed out that this would be an excellent way to send a letter to your in-laws.