07/24/2013 by syrbal-labrys
Ah, the embattled U.S. Postal Service….rain, snow, or whatever, it is in trouble. So now, Congress Critters, who’ve never had to (1) worry about their paychecks, (2) worry about layoffs, or (3) do any physical work whatsoever, think the cure is to end door to door service. To be honest, I’ve never had door delivery of my mail, ever. Our local post office which is run by a moron, doesn’t even let them bring packages to the porch unless you have a circular drive that they can stop, drop, and drive around WITHOUT ever using reverse gear. At least, that is what they told me.
I don’t think drive-by curbside service is going to save them money. Obviously Congress Critters don’t pay gasoline bills with any sort of anxiety, either. I would assume that the present Post Office method in neighborhoods is to park at a central location and walk the delivery route? But if Congress has it’s say, they will drive the route, stopping every 3 or 4 houses if not at every house. Anyone who drives regularly can tell you what stop and go…not to mention stop and go and stop and go and stop and go….will do to gas consumption. Gasoline here is $3.99 a gallon at a lot of stations, and that is for regular.
Dear Congress, who told you that you could think. You can’t even balance YOUR goddamned budget and you think you can fix the Post Office? Talk about a dead letter….