I visited the new Seventh Street post office three times since they opened. Each time they failed to open at their posted time — 6 a.m. Once they opened 11 minutes late, once three minutes late. The last time I gave up at 6:16, their doors still shut despite my knocking (which sometimes gets their attention).
The old Fifth Street office usually (if not always) opened on time. But so far I’ve experienced a 100 percent failure rate at the Seventh Street office.
I asked a postal employee if the posted hours were accurate, and he confirmed that they were. Why post opening hours if they are routinely ignored? I can see why the post office is losing business to private mail boxes and carriers — they’re more reliable.
Thomas M. Sipos