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@USPS 1, @NewYorker 0

Forgot about this photo I took of a February 2013 issue of The New Yorker that arrived in a US Postal Service plastic bag marked with a "WE CARE" message (I am reminded of the "Let Us Try" motto of the Corps of Engineers). "We sincerely regret the damage to your mail during handling by the Postal Service," the message began.

USPS mangles a New Yorker issue that depicts a mangled cover

Damage? Oh yes. A good third of the front of the magazine was turn up, in the upper left hand corner. The funny thing is, the actual cover of this issue depicts a skiier who's "tearing up" the snow, which happens to be the cover, revealing pages within! It's as if USPS looked at that and said, "we can do better." They sure did. Thanks, USPS!

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