Monday, November 17, 2014
Apparently, the caller is not a blog reader. I've used this space in the past to thank a letter carrier for trudging through a snow storm to make sure my mother received a social security check. By the way, this was before the federal government put a nail in the USPS coffin by going to direct deposit. I've also marveled here on how a letter can go coast to coast for 50 cents.
I occasionally visit the Olyphant and Stafford Avenue, Scranton post offices-- where the employees are professional and courteous. Package shipping is fairly easy and at a reasonable cost.
However, you cannot escape the face that once you've paid for internet access, e-bill paying, and e-mail are free and instantaneous.
Ben Franklin, the first Postmaster General, was one of my heroes. I'd hate to see the USPS go away. Unfortunately, the services it provides aren't as necessary as they once were.
Society and technology hammered the nails.
AT 12:00 AM