The streets of San Francisco are teeming with joyous gay people. And, thus, your package will be late.
That's the excuse customers of Google Shopping Express are finding in their inboxes today:
Between the recent same-sex marriage rulings and the 43rd annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade, the streets of San Francisco will be busy this weekend. Please note that these festivities, taking place between now and Monday, July 1, may result in service delays for Google Shopping Express deliveries in San Francisco.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Rest assured, we'll be working hard to have your deliveries to you on time.
Google Shopping Express is evidently not the Post Office, famed for its creed, "Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night -- nor streets teeming with joyous gay people -- stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
In any event, here's the actual e-mail: