LM, Episode 1020, 9/27/22, Ben Franklin is Rolling Over in His Grave
I know the postal service in America is struggling, but ours may be the worst Post Office in the country. A few years ago they lost our daughter, Maggie’s, wedding invitations.
Our regular postman retired in February, believe me, it was time, he was very grumpy, but we have gone from daily delivery to getting mail once or twice a week. Recently someone mailed me a check from Chicago, 300 miles away, it took three weeks to get here. The Pony Express delivered mail 2,000 miles in half that time.
This week I went to mail something in our Post Office’s blue, mail, dropbox and there’s a sign over the slot reading, “Out of Order.” How does something with no mechanical parts break?
It seems thieves are stealing dropbox keys from postal employees, then stealing mail from the dropbox, washing the checks clean, and selling blank checks online. This seems to me like a lot more work than just getting a job.
There is speculation that organized crime is behind it. I guess prostitution and drugs aren’t as profitable as they once were, but these problem will further erode people’s faith in the Post Office, which will continue to decrease their revenue which has been decimated by online banking and email.
If I had an answer for saving America’s postal service, I wouldn’t have to do this for a living, but I bet Ben Franklin is rolling over in his grave right now.
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