It wasn't "snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" that stopped Cher from working at the local post office. It was bureaucracy.
On Aug. 19, the diva tweeted that she tried to volunteer at two Southern California post offices, but she was denied.
"Can ppl volunteer at post office," she initially wondered via tweet.
After some research, she got her answer.
"OK,Called 2 post offices In Malibu.They were polite," she tweeted. "I Said 'Hi This Is Cher, & I Would like to know If you ever take Volunteers. Lady Said She Didn't Know & Gave Me # Of Supervisor."
Cher then called the supervisor and identified herself and her purpose. The supervisor, though, gave her disappointing news, telling her she could not immediately work there because they need fingerprints and a background check.
The icon says she's serious about wanting to help.
"NO,IM NO KIDDING…COULD I VOLUNTEER AT MY POST OFFICE!?
The United States Postal Service has been used as a political football of late — President Trump has opposed giving the USPS more money despite the fact that an election is months away and polls show that more Americans than ever plan to vote by mail, especially given the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump has acknowledged his plan would have a negative affect on the agency's ability to process mail-in ballots. He's claimed that mail-in voting is rife with fraud, though those claims have been debunked numerous times by non-partisan fact checkers.