Learning the Meaning of "Going Postal"

Learning the Meaning of "Going Postal"

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My most recent aggravation with the local postal service involves a package that was sent with a Delivery Confirmation.  The sender informed me it had been delivered last Friday--  but it was not delivered to me.  I made eleven calls to the local post office, each time with nothing but a recording on the other end.  Yesterday, some unknown person drove up and dropped the package in my mailbox.  As it had been opened, it seems the only reason she brought it to me was it was something she did not want. 

This is the kind of thing that's been going on continuously since I moved into this area more than seven years ago.  The local post office does not do anything about the problem, making the excuse that they cannot find any carriers to deliver on a regular basis.  Mail gets misdirected, returned to senders, and sometimes lost entirely.  When they are approached about it, they make no effort to find the missing mail.  While I am far from being the only person who puts in regular complaints, they simply brush it off.  In recent months, they have not even answered the phone.

 

I believe anyone who takes any job should take it seriously.  When it comes to postal workers, though, it would seem their rather large salaries should be enough incentive to take their jobs seriously.  One or two instances may be understandable;  but mail getting lost regularly for years on end is not.  Whether mail is personal or business-related, people should be able to reasonably expect it to be delivered properly.