Telegrams go bye-bye?

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After 145 years, Western Union has quietly stopped sending telegrams.

“Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a customer service representative.”

witz.org thinks you Western Union should keep telegrams around simply for kicks. STOP What a shame. STOP

HOLD UP! Telegrams DO still exist, and can still be sent throught a company called