Monday, May 9, 2011

Is it time to privatize the U.S. Postal Service?

Our return to CT after 10 days in Florida was nearly flawless.

Our trip to the airport Sunday morning was smooth sailing. Check in at the airport? No problem.

Boarding the plane fairly efficient. We even got off a bit early and arrived in Westchester, NY ahead of schedule.

Pete picked us up and the ride home was without delay.

But today I went to the post office at around noon--it's busiest time--to pick up our vacation mail. Two people were at the counter when I got there. When I was about two people away from being waited on, one of the counter clerks announced she was taking a break and left one person there.

The line quickly extended out the door.

The one clerk who was there repeatedly called for assistance. Several postal workers walked by, peeked in, looked around--and left!

Finally, after a great deal of grumbling by people waiting, someone came to help out.

Yes, it's time. There's nothing like a little competition to streamline an operation!

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