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Atheist Shoes goes plain brown wrapper

2013-03-27 14:11:24.078785+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Berlin based Atheist Shoes was seeing a large number of packages shipped to the U.S. lost or delayed, so they ran a study, shipping some packages without the brand on the tape, and some packages with.

Having run a series of control tests in Germany and Europe, which demonstrate no such bias, the problem appears to lie in the USA and is likely explained by the differential handling of packages by the employees of the US Postal Service. Interestingly, this seems to be a national problem - traditionally less religious and more liberal states also saw high levels of delay and disappearance. Sadly, many of our customers who took part in this experiment were not surprised by our findings, even though tampering with post is a Federal Offence.

So they've dropped the "ATHEIST" packing-tape on shipments to the US.

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comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-01 15:42:00.955182+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just to clarify: This was USPS (ie: U.S. Postal Service), not UPS.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-01 13:09:41.684885+00 by: m

A delivery service failing to provide what it promises appears to be a local issue, possibly driver oriented. I never have had a problem with UPS (the driver and I share an interest in photography,) but FedEx and DHL can be a problem.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-29 23:11:09.763339+00 by: Dan Lyke

Snort. I guess it's a god-given miracle when USPS actually delivers your package.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-29 16:34:08.785316+00 by: petronius

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-29 16:34:03.323085+00 by: petronius

Atheist shoes have no soles.