Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Special Delivery

Dear USPS,

I just wanted to send you a quick note of support while you contemplate halting Saturday delivery.  Now, I like my mail just as much as anyone else, but I understand that lower mail volume = lower income for you. At some point you have to cut back on something.  If we're not sending enough mail, then definitely, cut a day of delivery service.

I think people are complaining because they don't like change.  I've lived in Germany and Austria, and they don't have Saturday delivery.  It works fine.  Worried about a deluge of mail on Monday?  Offices with Monday-Friday mailrooms already deal with that.  They learn to manage.  We'll learn to manage.  Even the people in rural areas who will supposedly be at a disadvantage will learn to cope with having a full two days with no mail delivery

It's a tough choice to make--and it may not solve all of your budgetary woes, but it's a step in the right direction.

Good luck!

Your pal,


  1. A friend who used to work for USPS noted that a big part of the argument against ending Sat. delivery is people who want to get their Netflix ASAP. Don't know if that's true, but speaking for myself, I do like getting my Netflix ASAP...

  2. Half the time I forget to pick up my mail on Saturday anyway.