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Postal creed ignored

The snow kept falling but those who are dedicated to delivering services and friendships made it through. We saw FedEx and UPS delivery services continue in spite of the weather. We had friends drop by to make sure we were OK, and workers made it to the grocery stores and department stores.

Triple-A and wreckers were out and busy, as was the Spokane Transit service where possible. And a tremendous job was done by the highway people. Thanks to the local press who made sure we were well informed. And particular kudos to Andy whose bladed pickup truck kept our street and driveway passable.

So where was the U.S. Postal Service? We have not seen any mail for five days. What happened to “neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow …”? The word “wuss” comes to mind.

As rates have increased, service has decreased; raise postage another 3 cents and we can count on the opportunity to pick up our mail on alternate Wednesdays.

Jon Louis

Spokane

 

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