Letter of the Day (Jan. 2): Mail delivery

  • Updated: January 1, 2014 - 2:00 PM

People would find that even twice a week would be tolerable.

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While I agree with a Dec. 30 letter writer that the U.S. Postal Service needs changes and agree that the 75-year funding of retirees’ health benefits is more than a little bizarre, much more basic changes need to be addressed. For one, I think that six-day-a-week residential mail delivery borders on the obscene. With more of us receiving increasing amounts of our critical communication in some electronic format, let’s face it: The volume of regular mail has dropped substantially, and there is nothing in the wind that indicates that this trend will not continue.

A change to twice-a-week residential mail delivery would work no hardship on us as recipients but would have a major impact on the cost of our mail delivery. As an example, five months each year when we are in Minnesota we get our mail once a week — a service we pay additional amounts for. Our mail is accumulated in Arizona and each Wednesday is sent to our address in Minnesota, generally arriving on Friday or Saturday. No catastrophe occurs because it is not delivered every day.

LOREN BERG, Rio Verde, Ariz.

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