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We stopped doing it long ago, as I observed first hand a postal person 
saying "oh, fragile" and then going a hook shot into the bin.

Mike

On 6/8/2015 4:42 PM, Derek Sikes wrote:
> All,
>
> This disturbing news recently crossed my desk:
>
> http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/reviews/a6284/which-shipping-company-is-kindest-to-your-packages/?click=pp
>
> "One disheartening result was that our package received more abuse 
> when marked "Fragile" or "This Side Up." The carriers flipped the 
> package more..."
>
> Has anyone considered NOT marking boxes of specimens 'fragile' ???
>
> -Derek
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