Originally Posted by g8orbill
the problem is they know they cannot deliver what is promised and they no longer care- recently I was having some work done in my yard and the postal lady came by and saw me standing there but because the mailbox was blocked by a big dump truck, she just went around to the next house-I quickly walked over and she told me my box was blocked so she didn't have to stop-she atleast then gave me my mail but this is typical of the mindset of postal workers- 2 weeks ago I mailed an envelope to my accountant in Orlando and it took 8 days to get there- 26 miles away- the postal system is broken and there is little ability to actually fix it
So you're trying to tell me if a box is blocked, the mail person should have to get out and walk it to the box? That's absurd. They're already servicing close to a thousand boxes a day and don't have the time to make detours.
I needed to overnight some papers for my wife's immigration the other day from Florida to Vermont and they got there in less than 20 hours for $18. When you're moving a billion pieces of mail a day, sometimes things will get lost, but the USPS is still one of our best government services.