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Letter: Three days without mail is abnormal

Note to readers: This letter has been corrected to reflect that mail carriers are not paid with federal tax dollars. 

To the Editor:

What is going on with the U.S. Postal Service?  

In one week last month, I didn’t have any mail deliveries on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  I also haven’t received two issues of a weekly magazine: the June 10 and Aug. 12 issues.  

No doubt, my magazines are lost in the same USPS black hole that swallowed up the rest of my mail for three days on the week of Aug. 15.

When I phoned the local post office to complain about the above, I asked to speak to the postmaster. In addition to acting as if he couldn’t care less about what I was saying, he told me the mail was “light” that week, so it was “normal” to not have any delivered for three days in a row! 

Since when is it “normal” for there to be no mail deliveries on three consecutive mail delivery days? In 65 years of being alive, I can’t remember more than a single day passing without having at least one piece of junk mail delivered.

If mail delivery only 50 percent of the time is the new “normal;” then, there should be a corresponding 50 percent reduction in the number of mail carriers.

Sharon Pflaumer

DeKalb

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