At the post office I asked the desk clerk if there were a difference between first class letter rates for stamps and metered mail, since my Pitney Bowes meter affixes 48 cents but the official rate is 49 cents.
“There might be,” she said, “I’ve seen both.”
That’s like asking the general, “Are we at war?”
“We might be, some tanks went by this morning. I think they were ours.”
© Alan Weiss 2014