USPS HENDERSON, TEXAS -
has to be one of the worst examples of mail service in the nation.
We live in a rural area along a road where the speed limit varies from 20-30 mph. I have witnessed our "mail carrier of the week" speeding down this road far in excess of the posted speed limit along stretches of road where there are no residences.
I use the term "mail carrier of the week" because it seems there are frequent changes of mail carriers. When I once asked one particular carrier about this, she rolled her eyes and told me that she couldn't wait to be reassigned, and that this was a mail route for those who were new carriers.
We have had neighbors deliver mis-delivered mail to out front door that had been delivered to them in error. We, also have had to carry improperly delivered mail to various neighbors.
Just yesterday, a slip was left by the carrier for a critically important piece of mail that required a signature. I was right inside all day, yet I heard no knock at the door.
Today, I waited with diligence for the mail delivery, with my front open, to be absolutely sure there was no missing the carrier so that I could sign for this important mail.
After the usual time for mail delivery had come and gone, I walked to the road and opened my mailbox. There was mail, but the carrier did not make a second attempt to deliver the piece which needed my signature.
When I was a kid, there was no agency or organization more reliable and circumspect than the US Post Office. Things have changed, however. Nowadays, the "USPS" seems to be a mecca for lazy, uncaring postal employees to rush through their routes as quickly as possible without due care for mail recipients.
Perhaps the time is long past due for the elimination of this quasi-goverment agency, and for the USPS to be replaced with a private corporation.