Monday, April 08, 2013

A To Z Blogging Challenge: G Is For Gone With The Mail

No More Mail Delivery on Saturdays happening soon. Gone With The Mail...

So I heard recently that the post office is going to stop delivering mail on Saturday's starting in August. They will still deliver packages and medicine but letters, cards, bills, catalogs ect..will no longer be delivered on Saturday. They said it's because they are losing money because people pay their bills online, keep in touch online and they aren't making as much money anymore.

You know what? I started paying my bills online when my mail started going missing. I thought that maybe it was my mail carrier getting the mail out of the out going mail box in my apartment complexes mail box and losing it so I started going to the post office, dropping it off and thinking that it would be much safer that way...Wrong!

I sent checks in the mail to pay my bills and I would get calls from the companies like my credit card, my electric company and telephone company asking me if I knew I hadn't paid my bills yet. But I I would have to pay EXTRA money to pay it over the phone, cancel the check I sent and hope that next month they actually got the check..and sometimes they didn't.

I had to stop getting the Netflix movie dvd's because 7 of them went missing over the two years I was getting the Netflix deliveries. I would get the red envelopes but the discs would be gone. Now I'm not saying the mail carrier stole them..ok maybe I was thinking that...Ok, that's exactly that I was thinking and when I got no satisfactory answers from the post office when I called them, I had to cancel my Netflix membership because they were going to start charging me for the discs if anymore went missing.

The post office said it was Netflix's fault because the envelopes were always ripping open.


My mail was delivered and is still sometimes delivered to the wrong address, I still get other people's mail in my mail box and I am nice enough to take it to them. I don't think it's too much to ask for the mail carriers to do their job and do it right. There are many days that I watch the mail truck drive right by my apartment complex and the mail carrier never even delivers mail to my side of the street. Now there's no way that out of the 62 apartments here, that no one got mail that day? They were just too lazy to deliver it.

If they are losing money it's because people got sick and tired of having misdirected mail, non delivered mail, stolen mail and mail that never makes it to its destination. They can't ask for more money for stamps every year and complain about how they are losing money when they aren't doing their jobs right. People might not have found another way to pay bills and keep in touch as much if they weren't worried that their mail was never going to be delivered.

End of rant...


  1. Wow, sounds like you do have a shady mailman :( That's nuts.

  2. The same thing is happening down here. Most people use email/ internet instead. It's only a matter of time, I think.

  3. Never had mail deleivered on saturdays up here for as long as I can remember anyway.

  4. I still support the postal system. Nothing is perfect, but here they do an excellent job.

  5. Yup. Mary that's pretty much my rant too and I've been having it this week. I'm really sick of them trying to blame it on US. That we're the reason for them having so much trouble and it's not because maybe they stink at their job.

    That's why I pay online as well. Plus with 40+ cents per bill and the high chance of them not arriving it's expensive after a year.

    My current rant was this week. I was expecting a package. Well a packaged arrived but not for me. It wasn't even for anyone on my street. But outside of my neighborhood ACROSS a major road. Going on the mail route it's probably a good 200 houses away from me. Really? How does that happen? Not a thing in our addresses was the same other than city/state/zip.

  6. CaroleDee, You can't imagine how many problems I've had with the postal service here.

    Pat, it'll take some getting used to, not having the mail on Saturday. But I'm sure I'll get used to it too.

    Teresa, For the most part they do an excellent job, I think it's the individuals that mess it up sometimes.

    Herding Cats - Burning Soup, it's so aggravating, isn't it?

  7. When I first moved here we were still getting morning and afternoon deliveries (something that hasn't happened where I'd come from in about twenty years).

    Your post title made me laugh but I can imagine how infuriating it must be. We had problems with our redirect when we moved because the person in charge of it had gone on holiday and hadn't told anyone our mail was supposed to be redirected. That's more of a living on a small island thing than a post thing though. ;-)

  8. I have a double system but mostly we go to the post office every day it is open, no matter what. My husband Jim loves seeing people at the Post Office and has seen Morgan Freeman more times than we can count, even though he doesn't live in our town!
    We like his acting, so it's all good, here.

    jean yates A to Z

  9. Click, Yeah getting mail directed to a new address after a move. It's a nightmare.

    Jean, I can't imagine going to the post office everyday.

  10. Wow! I must be lucky. Around here, we have really good service under all carriers. When I hear some people say that they hate UPS, USPS, or FedEx, I assume that the mail workers in that area must be lousy. Sounds like the correct assessment. Your mail carriers sound horrible.

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog:

  11. Kristen, I know a lot of people don't have these types of problems. Depends on the people working in your area. Makes me wish I lived somewhere else. lol


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