It's not as exciting as getting sea monkeys, X-ray glasses, or soap that foams up black, that you've ordered off the back of a comic book. Still, it was plenty exciting for The Pony.
HIS SPECIAL CODE NUMBER ARRIVED IN THE MAIL SATURDAY!
You know, the special code number that the new employees of the USPS need to access for every little thing. Like setting up direct deposit for their twice-a-month paychecks. The special code number that. ironically, is distributed THROUGH THE MAIL. What could possibly go wrong?
I think The Pony was even happier to get his special code number than Ralphie in A Christmas Story was to get his Little Orphan Annie decoder ring. I'm pretty sure The Pony's code number didn't tell him to Be Sure To Drink Your Ovaltine. Anyhoo... when I handed the letter to him in the kitchen, he took off for his bedroom to open it in private. He might have been taking selfies with it.
The Pony and his cronies were added to the official rolls of the USPS on Saturday, April 24. On Monday, at orientation, they were told how to set up their account once they received their special code number. So it seems like it only took 7 days for this magical unicorn to be delivered.
Congrats, Pony. You are no longer working for free.