Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 15:42:20 EST From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: overheard in the elevator I was riding the elevator at lunch time today, and heard someone say, when asked how he was, that he was "this close to going postal." The conversation then went as follows: Questioner: Not in this elevator, please. Third man: Let's talk about that later. Questioner: Postal is bad. The "postal" guy (agreeing): Postal is bad. I think this is the first time I've heard postal used by itself as an adjective in this sense (obviously, it's adjectival in form and in older senses like "postal service"). The elevator, by the way, is in midtown Manhattan, and used primarily by employees of Viacom. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | rosenzweig[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY