Letter: Writer unhappy with local mail service by Carolyn Cheslock
I used to get my mail around 9 a.m. Now it comes between 3 and 4 p.m. The reason for this is because I had the audacity to complain about my mail being delivered to someone on the next block several times. Not just one piece, but the whole day’s worth each time. Also, after retrieving a letter from the middle of my lawn one day, I spotted one between a shrub and the front steps.
When I received a double cell phone bill, I knew I had not gotten the last month’s bill because I pay my bills the day they arrive. My friend and I have frequently seen, and commented about how our carrier at the time would almost be running between houses.
I said I did not want anyone fired, and did not want to cause postal rage, just that the employee be given adequate time to complete the job. I was told that no one was under any kind of time constraint. I mentioned that my husband had subbed for a truck route driver, and after the very first day he said that no one could complete the route in the time allowed without speeding excessively. That info was met with a very surprised look.
Since then my friend in the 600 block of Randall still gets her mail around 9 a.m., and the 1000 block gets there’s before noon, while those of us in the 700, 800 and 900 blocks get ours between 3 and 4 p.m. I find it highly amusing to wonder how much planning went into this little fiasco. The number I was given to call in case of any further problems was answered by a man who said he had gotten other calls looking for the post office. Hmmm, I don’t think I mis-dialed. Originally I wrote this and filed it away, but now it’s time to get it out there, as problems still exist.
Carolyn Cheslock, Rhinelander