The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 October 2003

Make that an extra-thick crust

From the Government Is Your Friend files, courtesy of South Africa's News24:

Before you order your next pizza, think twice. It's now illegal to have a pizza delivered in South Africa.

This is just one of the bizarre effects of the new Post Office Amendment Bill, which was presented to parliament by the communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri and passed on September 11.

It gives the post office and its subsidiaries — Speed Services and XPS — the sole right to transport parcels that weigh under 1kg and leaves no room for any other delivery services to apply for a license to do so.

Disturbing visual: US Postmaster General John E. Potter giving himself a mock dope-slap and saying, "Why the hell didn't we think of that?"

You will, John, you will.

(Inspired by Jerry Scharf)

Posted at 9:23 PM to Dyssynergy