Seeing your mail service getting worse? It’s probably going to get worse still

by Ken

Maybe there’s one of you out there who hasn’t been part of the dramatic exodus from the U.S. Postal Service which has wrought havoc on its already-precarious finances. But I know I just don’t send out very much mail. The major part of my outgoing mail in years gone past was bills being paid, and nowadays I pay most of my bills online. It’s just easier.

But every now and then I do have to mail something — usually locally, as I think about it, which kind of surprises me. And every then I depend on receiving something, again usually locally, from someplace else in Manhattan. I try not to put myself in a position where I depend on, er, timely delivery — meaning the next day, or at the most the day after that, a service level that the Postal Service seemed to manage in the not-all-that-distant past. I remember being surprised and pleased by how often I did receive things mailed to me the next day. Continues

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