United States Postal Service mail clerks sort packages at the Lincoln Park carriers annex in Chicago, November 29, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

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Every day I walk through the front door and step over my mail. When I pick it up, I never think about where its been or how its made it to my home… God only knows, I guess.

Well sort of. After spending most of yesterday with United States Postal Service employees, I know a lot more about how it made its way to my door than ever before.

Black Friday shoppers file into a Target store in Chicago on November 22, 2012. Black Friday, the day following the Thanksgiving Day holiday, has traditionally been the busiest shopping day in the United States. REUTERS/John Gress

Black Friday on Thursday?

I’m not really sure why Black Friday is now on Thursday… seems like a race to irrelevance if you ask me. Before too long Black Friday will be on Tuesday and no one will care. Never the less, I was in Target tonight for probably the fifth time on this annual shopping event.