When’s the last time you sent a letter? Not a bill… a letter? To take it a bit farther, When’s the last time you went to the Post Office and ended up having a pleasureable experience?
Well i’ll answer these questions myself. The last time I sent a letter was about a month ago. I have actually sent 4 letter in 2010 to people that I care about. but thats only becuase I realized that it was a dying art and I wanted to revivie it a bit. Bu tbefore this year.. I probably hadn’t written and mailed a letter in about 6-7 years.
As for the post office. I have to make it a conscious effort to make it there when they first open if I have to mail something out Priority Mail or pick up a box that required a signature. Otherwise, you’ll end up in a line of 25 people with only one clerk. If you DO make it early though.. you better hope you have exact change as its apparent that in my neighborhood they only start with a $50 bank and wait to collec tmoney before they can cash money orders or give you change for what you just bought.
I myself think the product is on its way out of the door. The volume of mail has decreaseed 100 fold over the last 10 years and the upswing of technology. Their only duece in the hole was package sending.. but I myself now go to DHL or UPS now because they usually dont have the lines and they typically are well paid so they are in turn more pleasant in fulfilling your requests.
But although I think it’s only a matter of time before it self implodes, we stop bailing it out with our tax dollars and before they reach the price of $1.00 for a single stamp to cover fuel costs, Artist Matt Chase thinks it just needs a facelift.
What you do think?