Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sammy the Cat

In weird news today: A cat was banned from the Notasulga, Alabama post office for not paying taxes!

Okay, obviously this is a bit of a joke. I imagine the person that complained was only doing it in jest, but now there's a little bit of a debate going on in the comments pages of the various news sources reporting on the story. One that I read makes an excellent point: People who are allergic to cats (like myself) are now forced to undergo an undue hardship when they go to the Post Office!

This mirrors one of my main reasons that I support the smoking bans: I have asthmatic friends that are bothered by smoke. As wlpresvd puts it in his comment, "I don't walk, I race down the detergent aisle in the supermarket, or I start to cough and wheeze until I can’t breathe." Frankly, anything that screws with the air quality is no good, especially when it's brought indoors.

The inconsiderate residents of Notasulga bought Sammy a post office box so that you can send your thoughts. If you want to help educate them about asthma and dander, send a letter to:

Sammy the Cat
P.O. Box 173
Notasulga, Alabama 36866

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