This past week, Q-line asked:

The U.S. Postal Service is considering reducing mail deliveries to just five days a week, a departure from the traditional six. Would the reduction be harmless or would it negatively impact your life or business?

Here are your responses:

“I do not think we need to go

five-days-a-week mail because a lot of people will be affected by it. I do think we need to get more efficient mailmen. A lot of these mailmen don’t know what they’re doing. I work in a children’s shoe store and a lot of times we get mail back that we’ve mailed to customers, address unknown or whatever, and we ask the customers about that and no, it’s been the same address for 25 or 30 years.”

“I do not know if the reduction

of mail delivery days would be harmless or not. But it would not affect me personally, since I am retired. However, I do recall that when I was growing up, many years ago, there were penny postcards, letters were three cents to mail, and mail delivery took place morning and afternoon. Also, for two weeks during the Christmas season, mail was also delivered on Sundays. My, how times have changed.”

“Yes, I know that people have to

cut down, well I guess the post office has to cut down, I suppose that’s fine. We’ve got to make some cuts, it’s unfortunate but that’s the way it is. And particularly here in Sanmalicious [sic]. I remember when the postman refused to deliver because I had a Rhodesian ridgeback that jumped over the fence or the hedge, so I had to go and pick up my mail in person.”

“The mailmen had a problem

delivering the mail in six days. In five days it would have more mail, so they’d have more mail to put in the wrong boxes. Anyway, I also think that if they close it on Saturday it would be very difficult for people who work during the week.”

“When I was a kid, we got mail

delivery twice a day, six days a week. How did they manage that back in those dark ages compared to the enlightened times of today? Well, what happened is that over the decades, stupid voters have elected politicians that have turned this country into a third-world country and you don’t get first-world amenities in a third-world country. But it won’t really affect me all that much, it’s just the gradual decline of everything … not just Obama but a decline in medical care, infrastructure, you name it.”

“If they’re going to cut one day of delivery it should be Saturday because that’s the day you always seem to get those letters that you have to call up somebody to complain and they’re never in the office because it’s the weekend.”

“I’ve got a suggestion — why don’t they fire some of the tokens over there that control the salaries and maybe end the marijuana prohibition and also tax the churches to maybe raise some more money for all of this.”

“E-mails, faxing and text-

messaging and various other forms of electronic communications is creating what used to be a negative cash flow within the U.S. Postal Service. U.S. postal mail delivery service will eventually render down to three days a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This will reduce the mail carrier delivery service costs by 50 percent. This reduction will be implemented by not replacing those letter-carriers who will be retiring and a freeze on hiring. Businesses will rely on various forms of FedExes. Yes, we all will be impacted, especially those of us waiting for our Social Security checks to arrive and various other forms of income checks to arrive in the mail. Still, I will not mind waiting for those various bills and invoices we all receive on a monthly basis in the mail.”

“Yes, this reduction in mail service will definitely negatively impact my life. Especially people who can only get the mail on Saturdays due to work.”

“And you wanted to give your

health care to the government? The post office can’t break even on delivering a post card, let alone make a profit. Now government as usual is going to give you less, five days service for more fees. Why don’t you people wake up? All forms of government, federal, state, local take away from the citizen — your money, your freedom, your identity. It’s done incrementally, a little each day and adds up to a lot in a few years. Make your post office stand and deliver. What a great country.”

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