The Postal "Service"
A couple of days ago I ranted on Facebook a bit about the United States Postal Service—Frankly, they’re worthless when it comes to package delivery—But I had no idea how many of us have been dealt with in a capricious, inaccurate, and insulting manner by USPS employees. Seems like everyone in my “friends” group has had a similar experience with the USPS. They appear to be just about as respected and loved as the KKK.
You see, in order to deliver packages to my house, they would be required to make a three point turn in my drive, which they have decided they can no longer do. I was told at the Post Office that this was due to “anti-backing up” regulations, but when I researched it myself, I discovered that there is no such USPS regulation. The USPS has a section of their safety manual devoted to instructions on how to back up, but it’s not prohibited.
In other words, the USPS employees are lying about it.
The logical explanation is that the USPS doesn’t want to actually deliver the packages. They want you to go to the post office and pick up the package. Saves them time and effort.
As a customer of, for example, Amazon, I can’t specify which service will deliver my merchandise, and that’s a shame. If possible, I’d by-pass the USPS altogether.
The USPS can dry up and blow away for all I care. The only actual post-office oriented mail I get now consists of magazines and ads that I toss without reading, and one bill (from my garbage company) that hasn’t moved away from paper billing yet. And, if the USPS wasn’t available, the garbage company would find a way to bill me. I feel certain about that.
Benjamin Franklin and all of those Pony Express riders would be ashamed of what this outfit turned into.