Recently, the U.S. Postal Service hit us with yet another rise in first class postal rates. As if they weren't already overpriced!
I'm starting to think this isn't really a joke.They aren't getting enough volume to stay out of the red ink, so they're going to make it up by overcharging for every item we are forced to send through them.
I'm not whining here. When I send a package to Ontario, CANADA and it ends up in Ontario, CALIFORNIA, I figure somebody isn't earning his government salary.
We've played musical mailboxes on many occasions. When you have a large number of mailboxes clustered together and a substitute carrier, things happen. Even this. Seriously. I suspect, however, that most of my mail has been picked up or delivered by this fellow....
If the postal service wants to get people to use their services again, I suggest they stop raising the rates. E-mail, after all, is free.
Or maybe a change in HOW the mail is delivered is in order. I think the Pony Express was far more efficient, and look what they had to deal with.
Carrier pigeons are a possible alternative. Or these guys....
It would have to be an improvement.
Why do I get the feeling that from now on, only junk mail will find its way to my mailbox?