The UPS Store deletes tweet promising to shred kids’ letters to Santa

Twitter users lashed out at the shipping and business services retailer after it tried—and failed—to incite conversation by tweeting a decidedly Scrooge-like joke.

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One good shredding deserves another.

On Sunday, The UPS Store tweeted a holiday-themed joke: “If your child addresses a letter to the North Pole, you can leave it with us. We do the shredding.”

As it turns out, the shipping service was less taking a jab at the rival U.S. Postal Service and more touting an in-store service. The Twitterverse didn’t seem to care.

It didn’t take long for the backlash to come, with some tweeting that they would use an alternative service to deliver their packages.

Who hurt you @TheUPSStore? 🤔

My dad was postmaster in our small town post office.📮

Mom, pretending to be Santa, wrote back to each child who sent a letter. Then she secretly shared the wish list with their parents. 🎅💌😊

If she was still here she'd kick your ass(es). 😡

— CJ Topher 🌻💙✌🏻 (@CJ_FightPD) December 17, 2018

Dear Scrooge, we can always use Fedex then.

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