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  •  ah yes, "people like me" (1+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon

    I do get prescription medicine by mail.  I've never had a problem.  I've had mail delivery interruptions related to weather, holidays, even bad traffic.  I have to deal with these.  Not having Saturday delivery will be another example of this.

    I get checks by mail.  I still pay a few bills by mail.  I have no problem with the USPS.

    I do not have any dealings with the VA, so I can't speak to that and can only take your word on the situation you describe.  But if one department is having some kind of efficiency or reliability issue with the service they provide, why don't we address THAT and not try to compensate for it by propping up a different national agency in a different area of service.

    I suppose that I and all the other people like me in our privileged bubbles incapable of empathy for anyone not like ourselves are just recklessly and cruelly looking to modernize an agency focused on a diminishing need.  

    How low would mail volume need to sink (not by government mandate but just that Americans. Use. It. Less.) before it might, just might, be time to start thinking about what the USPS should look like in the 21st century?

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:46:54 AM PST

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    •  Yes, People Like You (0+ / 0-)

      Are you just simply incapable of taking yourself out of your own shoes and putting yourself into someone else's, someone with less education, leisure time or money? Seems so, since you're doubling down on having insulted all of those types of people by calling them "irresponsible" when you clearly don't have any experience living their lives or the systems they have to navigate.

      If you don't want to be "people like you" you might want to put a lid on your harsh judgments next time until you actually DO know something about what goes on.

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