John Ratzenberger, famous for his role on “Cheers,” is voicing his support for the United States Postal Service. The 73-year-old actor recorded a public service announcement video for the federal agency.
At the beginning of the clip, Ratzenberger, who famously portrayed congenial mailman Cliff Clavin on the sitcom, addresses the issues facing the USPS. “The post office is in a little bit of a pickle right now, certainly in the news, being bounced back and forth,” he said.
Ratzenberger then offers his ideas on how Americans can save the USPS. “So I had an idea, why not do all your Christmas shopping early at the post office store?” he said. “Yeah, at the post office, they got a store in there. Obviously, stamps and things like that. So why not translate the dollar amount you’re going to pay for Aunt Tilly’s new hat and just buy her that amount of stamps.”
He continued by making a pitch for why people should buy stamps. “Easy to carry, easy to mail, easy to ship. And it’s worth something and it will be worth something for a long time. And how many times is Aunt Tilly going to be wearing that hat? Once? Twice? But, how many times will she be using those stamps?”
In conclusion, Ratzenberger says, “So help your local post office and go down there and buy something.”
Ratzenberger adds his name to the list of many public figures voicing their thoughts on the USPS situation. In recent weeks, President Donald Trump spoke out about why he thinks many Democrats push for better funding for the postal service. He listed their funding requests for the USPS as part of the reason why Congress hasn’t reached an agreement on another stimulus package. Learn more here.
[H/T Hollywood Reporter]