Posted by Michael Bauer on August 21, 2002
In Reply to: Go Postal posted by ESC on August 21, 2002
: : : I thought that the meaning behind this was the fact that in the States, a psychological study revealed that postal workers were more likely to go on a killing spree than people in any other profession.
: : ... and I thought that it was a darkly-humoured oblique reference to an actual specific occurrence of a killing spree as described above - though I have no clue as to details. Which, I wonder?
: We did have a series of shootings by U.S. postal workers. I don't know about a study.
I started to post an answer to this question when I decided to do an internet study in advance. I knew there had been a number of incidents, but I found a site that has 25 incidents of postal workers doing their thing - "going postal". Here is the link URL http://massmurder.dyns.net/going_postal.htm
Hope this is of help.