Somethin’ for nothin’ with post office boxes |

Somethin’ for nothin’ with post office boxes

Caroline Gannon - Alma

Well, Mr. Jack Roehm (SDN letter, Sept. 13), it seems yet again someone has moved to Summit County expecting something for nothing.

Welcome and enjoy your stay. Admittedly, I now live in a community with free post office boxes, yet I lived in your neck of the woods for long enough to have an opinion – 10 years or so.

Some of us live in this area permanently and understand having to pay for goods and services.

The U.S. Postal Service is not a nonprofit organization.

There are significant reasons for not offering home delivery of mail. Summit County is more of a transient county – people come and go, people move around within the county and people come for one season of skiing and fun and leave.

Can you imagine how much junk mail you would get if the post offices did offer home delivery?

The cost of stamps would skyrocket if postal employees had to sift through all the mail for people who came and went.

Forwarding mail is time-consuming as well as frustratingly tedious. And the weather in the winter just might be a bit hindering as to mail delivery.

Can you imagine having to deliver to each condo in Breck?

Give the U.S. Postal Service a break.

It is doing the best with what it has to work. Get off your couch and go get your mail.

 Caroline Gannon


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