U.S. Postal Service: salvageable or doomed?

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Taibbi wrote about this last week... I didn't know/forgot the bold part:

"The U.S. Postal Service is staring down the same barrel trained at our magazine and newspaper businesses, i.e. its revenue model is being wiped out by the internet.

But politics also plays a huge part in this. In 2006, in what looks like an attempt to bust the Postal Workers' Union, George Bush signed into law the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. This law required the Postal Service to pre-fund 100 percent of its entire future obligations for 75 years of health benefits to its employees – and not only do it, but do it within ten years. No other organization, public or private, has to pre-fund 100 percent of its future health benefits.

"No one prefunds at more than 30 percent," Anthony Vegliante, the U.S. Postal Service's executive vice president, told reporters last year.

The new law forced the postal service to come up with about $5.5 billion a year for the ten years following the bill's passage. In 2006, before those payments kicked in, the USPS generated a small profit. Not surprisingly, the USPS is now basically broke.

The 2006 law also bars the Postal Service from offering "nonpostal services," which means the USPS can't, say, open up a bank, or an internet cafe, or come up with any new entrepreneurial ideas to generate new income, as postal services do in other countries.

The transparent purpose of this law, which was pushed heavily by industry lobbyists, was to break a public sector union and privatize the mail industry...."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/dont-let-business-lobbyists-kill-the-post-office-20120423

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:09 (nine years ago) link

doomed

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:13 (nine years ago) link

I understand why you bolded the passage you did, but the pre-funding requirement is even more shocking to me.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:14 (nine years ago) link

This law required the Postal Service to pre-fund 100 percent of its entire future obligations for 75 years of health benefits to its employees – and not only do it, but do it within ten years.

this seems deeply insane xp

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:16 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, Congress has created a political problem and dressed it as an economic one, but USPS is probably doomed. Of course, one ironic upshot is that UPS and FedEx will have to cease serving customers in some rural and out-of-the-way places, since USPS is their last-mile carrier. But hey, the free market, right?

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:16 (nine years ago) link

yup

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:17 (nine years ago) link

salvageable, mainly because its a legit public good and thus doesnt need to be economically feasible.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:21 (nine years ago) link

The problem with going 100% to private delivery companies like UPS and FedEx is that they are not required to serve the entire country, as PhilD said. The more you cut off rural dwellers, the more you create tiers of citizenship, with the rural people turning into ignorant, poverty-stricken peasants, living in degradation. Not quite the thing, imo.

Aimless, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:24 (nine years ago) link

a national subsidy for mailing shit to people in the midddle of nowhere isn't really a legit public good

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:25 (nine years ago) link

^^ needs more thought

Aimless, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:26 (nine years ago) link

yeah wth

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:27 (nine years ago) link

yeah lets take away their schools too! xpost

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:27 (nine years ago) link

I can't figure out your politics sometimes iatee

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:28 (nine years ago) link

he hates people that dont live like he does

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:29 (nine years ago) link

post very much in character

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:29 (nine years ago) link

i mean thats the cliff notes version i am sure it is more nuanced but

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:29 (nine years ago) link

actually those ignorant, poverty-stricken peasants in rural areas need to factor the lack of mailable shit access into their cost-benefit analysis

the late great, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:30 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkEvLjj_rqc

how's life, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:30 (nine years ago) link

^ a little video I'd like you to watch iatee

how's life, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:30 (nine years ago) link

farmers should quit growing food, move to the city and work in private equity

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:31 (nine years ago) link

again w/ the farmer thing

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:32 (nine years ago) link

almost nobody is a farmer!

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:32 (nine years ago) link

and yet we still pretend like half the country is

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:32 (nine years ago) link

You can farm just as easily in queens, amirite?

how's life, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:32 (nine years ago) link

literally as i clicked on this thread a mail truck stopped hard in front of my window. the mailman got out to retrieve a box that had escaped the truck and was lying in the middle of the street.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:33 (nine years ago) link

almost nobody is a farmer!

― iatee, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 4:32 PM (47 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's why they all live out in the middle of nowhere!

how's life, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:33 (nine years ago) link

Mandatory victory gardens should have been part of Obamacare

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:33 (nine years ago) link

fewer than 1% of americans are farmers

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:34 (nine years ago) link

iatee, the numbers of farmers are shrinking, but they are still required, bcz, you know, food.

Aimless, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:34 (nine years ago) link

yes

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:35 (nine years ago) link

all those people in the middle of nowhere are just getting books sent in the mail that teach them how to build bombs to blow up post offices anyway.

scott seward, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:35 (nine years ago) link

I do think its kind of terrifying to start measuring these sorts of things per economic viability tho - its a sad insight into the creepy economic mental sludge that is going on across the board in politics these days, and makes it even clearer that the neocons have won even while losing.

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:36 (nine years ago) link

do you even know what the word neocon means

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:37 (nine years ago) link

mail service is a constitutional issue. if you live in the middle of nowhere you still get, like, due process. sending off a letter is the same deal. so what if it's expensive!

goole, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:38 (nine years ago) link

all those people in the middle of nowhere are just getting books sent in the mail that teach them how to build bombs to blow up post offices anyway.

Get govmt out of my Medicare!

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:38 (nine years ago) link

yes you insufferable little dude xxpost

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:39 (nine years ago) link

nah the congress has the *ability* to create a postal service, not a requirement

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:39 (nine years ago) link

http://gaffngun.com/forums/images/smilies/avatar54063_2.gif

l-r: ilx threads that even obliquely involve rural vs urban, iatee

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:39 (nine years ago) link

The internets are making everything else privatizable, it seems

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:39 (nine years ago) link

iatee just curious b/c I have not paid attention to this kind of shitstirring before -- have u lived in a rural area?

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:40 (nine years ago) link

is there anything in section 8 that congress "shall have the power to" do, that it doesn't?

goole, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:41 (nine years ago) link

iatee, you realize that that's the whole point, that there's a minority of people who wouldn't be able to get service in the free market, but who need it, and whose services, in turn, we need.

Anyway "1% of Americans" is kind of a dumb stat to cite. It's more like 3+% of the labor force.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:41 (nine years ago) link

no I considered moving to one but then I remembered I was not a farmer xp

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:42 (nine years ago) link

If the real point is to kill the unions and prove 'they don't work', the Republicans could just mandate that UPS and FedEx, etc..., serve rural areas which they could argue is a justifiable use of the commerce clause and totally wouldn't make them look like Mammon-worshipping hypocrites.

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:42 (nine years ago) link

iatee what about all the people that need to live in rural areas to serve those farmers - grain silo storage/operators, farm implement sellers, harvest season laborers, grocery stores, etc etc?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:43 (nine years ago) link

the post office is kinda crazy for sending letters thousands of miles for, like, 50 cents. who does that? crazy people, that's who.

scott seward, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:43 (nine years ago) link

the post office is kinda crazy for sending letters thousands of miles for, like, 50 cents. who does that? crazy people, that's who.

^

iatee, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:44 (nine years ago) link

p simplistic view of what the post office does imo

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:45 (nine years ago) link

tbh guys theres plenty of decent stuff to talk about here and i know its hard to resist but this is kind of a do not feed the iatee sorta situation

Rachel Profiling (jjjusten), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:45 (nine years ago) link

They could just order their John Deere combines off of Amazon. Except nobody would deliver them. RIP farmers.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:45 (nine years ago) link

was

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 15:48 (two months ago) link

i keep having the hilarious and completely-dissonant-with-this-thread experience of packages arriving really soon after i've ordered them

Yeah, I get (and can send) mail really fast, too - I think it's just a NY metro area thing.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 15:48 (two months ago) link

My sympathies to you guys - I had a bad stretch of delayed packages and mail in the summer and between Nov-Dec, but otherwise mostly normal

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:38 (two months ago) link

Yeah, I get (and can send) mail really fast, too - I think it's just a NY metro area thing.

― but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:48 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

i figured this was the case with like deliveries from chewy and lush but i was really surprised my drum throne arrived like the day after i ordered it lol

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:32 (two months ago) link

I think our mailman just doesn't show up some days... it's pretty rare that we get service on Mondays, for example.

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:35 (two months ago) link

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of the rounds they feel like completing on the days of their choosing.

Please Hammer Stop Hurting 'Em (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:42 (two months ago) link

Isn't there a guarantee with Priority Mail Express? I've actually received refunds before due to similar issues, caek.

there is but i'm assuming the fact that it was snowing the last couple of days of my letter's nearly month long odyssey across the US means they're off the hook

"The national transportation network has been severely disrupted by the multiple winter weather events across the country. The situation has affected USPS transportation and processing capabilities. Therefore, according to the Domestic Mail Manual Section 604.9.5.5 Priority Mail Express money-back guarantee is suspended nationwide as of Friday, February 19, 2021 through Thursday, February 25, 2021."

https://postalpro.usps.com/node/9316

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 23:36 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

DeJoy isn't done wreaking havoc yet, moved to his long term plan to actively destroy the USPS:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/politics/louis-dejoy-postal-service-changes-ten-year-plan/index.html

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy proposes to:
-- slow delivery times for first-class mail
-- hike postage rates
-- reduce hours for post offices
-- close sorting centers and post offices.

He is not seeking to save the postal service, he is destroying it.https://t.co/0KaBEcPXfv

— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) March 24, 2021

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:26 (one month ago) link

Renationalize the post office

Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:28 (one month ago) link

Months ago (mid-January) I received a delivery that was comically damaged and broken, like bent and snapped in half and wrapped together in USPS "damaged" tape. I thought, well, that's a bummer, but I guess I understand how it got damaged in transit. I processed the return from some company in Florida, repackaged and wrapped up the item in its damaged state, affixed the provided UPS label and drop it off at UPS, who look at it, laugh, and tell me they can't guarantee it will arrive in one piece. (I told them it didn't matter, since the reason I was returning it was that it had arrived at my house in two pieces already!). Eventually got my refund and that was that.

Yesterday I get an unsolicited letter from the USPS, dated March 17, referencing a claim I didn't make for the order back on January 21 telling me to bring my damaged item (which I no longer have) to a post office for inspection. Weird.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:47 (one month ago) link

silby otm

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:01 (one month ago) link

DeJoy wants to 'run it like a business' when it's not and has never been a business. It's called the Postal Service, asshole.

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:05 (one month ago) link

Anyway, there is no reason to believe Biden wants him there, so if it is within Biden's power to remove him I'm sure that's what's going to happen as soon as it can happen.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:06 (one month ago) link

It's not really his call, only the Board can remove DeJoy. Biden has appointed new people to fill vacated seats on the Board, but afaik the confirmation keeps being delayed.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:07 (one month ago) link

Exactly. And as soon as they are confirmed, DeJoy is out.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:11 (one month ago) link

Agreed, for sure, but seeing his intentions clearly spelled out - he can still do more damage to the USPS before he's pushed out. Maybe not permanent, but we're still undoing the damage he brought last year. Just frustrating that he can continue crippling the service and broadcasting his intentions.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:16 (one month ago) link

He enjoys broadcasting his intentions because he's a rich, privileged asshole who knows he's immune from any consequences for abusing his position of trust, but rather was put there specifically to wreck the postal service and to shit on postal workers and their union. He's having a ball.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:24 (one month ago) link

Hard to say whether DeJoy was born with the face of a major dickhole or if he slowly developed it over time, but boy does his stupid goblin face ever radiate just that vibe.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:27 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Don't know if this is necessarily DeJoy's doing, but the last few weeks I've had the worst mail service since, well, any time that I can remember. Some days (like today) no mail, sometimes a couple of days in a row with no mail, sometimes so little mail it's suspicious (like, a single catalog and that's it), and some days with a pile of mail that makes it seem like it's been stacking up. Makes me wish all of my bills and important stuff were virtual, though of course, the more everyone goes that route, the more it hurts the USPS.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 00:53 (two days ago) link

Why....are you receiving mail every day...? Let alone lots of mail every day....?

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 01:27 (two days ago) link

Same here Josh, it’s been patchy and odd for a few weeks now. A different carrier almost every day seems to be the biggest thing I’ve noticed.

And, it’s not that weird to receive mail every day, is it? We get at least something every day (when it’s delivered, that is), even if 90% is junk.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 01:31 (two days ago) link

This may be an american divide again

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 01:43 (two days ago) link

we get mail daily. usually dad's hospital bills, my bank trying to make me some bullshit offer for a new account, stuff we ordered, etc.

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 02:19 (two days ago) link

This may be an american divide again

Long ago the US postal service made a decision, probably motivated by or dictated by politics, to offer extremely favorable rates to commercial interests and non-profit organizations making bulk mailings of advertising materials or begging letters. The advertisers/non-profits are required to presort and prepackage their bulk mailings to reduce the amount of handling required, but the upshot has been that the lion's share of daily mail received by any US postal customer is "junk mail", advertising fliers, catalogs and pleas for money that are thrown out with hardly a glance.

It's a strange, wasteful and annoying system, but it is what we have developed over many, many decades. This inertia is akin to what strangled the Byzantine and Russian Empires, but no one knows how to fix it painlessly, so the US endures it, because any pain involved in fixing it will be resented and complained about, but simply standing aside and watching it decay and die brings nobody into blame.

sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 02:51 (two days ago) link

if we're talking mail that I actually give a fuck about, then usually the shit I order is the only meaningful stuff I get lol

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 03:19 (two days ago) link

Yeah, I would be OK with mail every few days, if it were reliable, but that wouldn't exactly help the USPS out, nor those who rely on the mail more than I do. I mean, I think something like 40% of American households still have landlines, 100 million people with cable plans, etc. While I'm annoyed that the new New Yorker hasn't shown up yet, there is a big chunk of the population that relies on the mail for checks, bills, medicine and other important, regular deliveries. Though of course most things I *intentionally* request, orders and purchases and whatnot, arrives pretty quickly and reliably.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 11:57 (two days ago) link

Mail-order goods have become more prominent in our lives lately and that trend seems likely to continue. That doesn't mean we have to underwrite Amazon, but hopefully the USPS can be saved.

Nhex, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 12:06 (two days ago) link

For the first time ever I am now subscribing to magazines digitally because the Post Office has slowed down delivery significantly in the past year.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:25 (two days ago) link

this has messed with Fraud prevention efforts for my company as well. we instituted a rule that people requesting withdrawals from their 401k can only use direct deposit accounts that have been on file for 7 calendar days or more, the logic being that gives enough time for the paper confirmation that goes out to reach them in case it was not them that requested the withdrawal (y'know, fraud).

that letter isn't arriving in no 7 days now!

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:37 (two days ago) link

DeJoy still helming the USPS 4 months into the new administration is a huge frustration. This guy blatantly tried to subvert a fair election in the midst of a pandemic *and* put more people at risk by making them less likely to trust their ballots to the mail. He should be behind bars.

epistantophus, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:44 (two days ago) link

I was poking around this morning for an update on why nothing has happened yet, turns out just a few days ago (April 28th) the Senate Committee finally advanced Biden's list of three nominees for full Senate confirmation.

I'm hoping this is just a feint to get them confirmed, but it was disheartening to see this line:

Their confirmation is unlikely to spur an immediate change in leadership at USPS, however, as none of the appointees during their nomination hearing last week directly criticized or said they would seek to remove Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:29 (two days ago) link

why would they say that tho

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:42 (two days ago) link

Right, of course they aren't going to say that out loud, I'm just surprised that this article seems to take that silence at face value to mean they won't replace him.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:43 (two days ago) link

Would be hilarious if he gets fired and then ends up getting arrested on a yacht by the Postal Police.

epistantophus, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:53 (two days ago) link

Maybe they could misplace him somewhere between postal facilities.

Slime Goobody (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 14:56 (two days ago) link

Yeah, I would be OK with mail every few days, if it were reliable, but that wouldn't exactly help the USPS out

deems is not being outraged that the post office delivers mail every day. he is being surprised that things, indeed lots of things, are sent personally to you every day.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:34 (two days ago) link

There was a big anti-phonebook group here in the SF Bay Area, not sure if they were successful in their goal: i.e. stop sending out giant anachronistic phone books that nobody wants or asks for. Feel like I still get one every year which goes right into recycling.

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:52 (two days ago) link

I think the phonebook printers claimed First Amendment rights to ads for chiropractors and muffler shops

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:53 (two days ago) link

We hadn't gotten a phone book in many years, but one showed up a few months ago, albeit about the half the size of what they used to be. I can't imagine anyone was asking for that.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:55 (two days ago) link

I heard that's why there's so many AAAA Mini-Storage and AAAAA Tires, etc... it was a way to be at the front of the ads in the phonebook. Sort of Google optimization in an old analog format

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 18:59 (two days ago) link

Ha, I remember an 'AAA A1 Auto Care" from a town I lived in when I was a kid, presumably for that very same reason.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:01 (two days ago) link

Phone Books are good for finding a complete listing of some category (at least every business with a phone) without being unwittingly gamed by Google or Yelp or some non-transparent online source.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:16 (two days ago) link

I'm not opposed to them, and they might be handy in emergency situations... but they should also make it easy to opt out

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:21 (two days ago) link

Yeah, sorry, there is no potential benefit that is going to overcome the massive waste and environmental impact of printing up tens of thousands of massive books that will be immediately recycled or ignored.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:25 (two days ago) link

And they usually deliver them in thick plastic bags

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:42 (two days ago) link

Exactly, even before getting into the resources wasted in delivering them, unrequested.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:44 (two days ago) link

Remember in the '90s when AOL sent everyone in the country about 15 CD-ROMs apiece, unrequested and unwanted?

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 19:50 (two days ago) link

an interesting anecdote for the chicagolanders itt: a good friend of mine moved about four blocks, going from the north side of lawrence at sacramento to the south side of lawrence, and has gone from getting mail about three times per month (by his estimation) to getting mail every day before 10am. what do you think could account for this?

Just fortunate enough to move to a better/more consistent route?

All anecdotal, obviously, but in talking with other people around my city, it really appears to depend on your route. Some routes are remarkably consistent while others seem to suffer from nonstop turnover and problems. Our carrier has never been the same person for more than a week or two, some weeks it's a different person every day that mail comes. We've hit patches of really inconsistent delivery (never as bad as only 3x per month though), tons of misdelivered mail, sometimes weeks go by without mail only to get a massive pile finally. Talked to a friend that lives barely half a mile away and he said he's had the same carrier on his route for about four years now, super consistent and regular, and the only problem they've seen in the past year has just been the delays in stuff shipped from further away.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 15:04 (yesterday) link


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