Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Case of the Disappearing Mailboxes
The U.S. Post Office has been dealing with financial hardship for several years, mainly because a Republican Congress, which wants to privatize the postal service, has put a huge financial burden on the USPS by requiring the latter to have on hand enough funds to cover a variety of expenses forecasted for the future.
One result of all this is that the blue mailboxes which used to be on about every corner of the city, have, with a few exceptions, disappeared. It's a cost-saving measure. The mailboxes shown in this post are located in the parking lot of the Paddock Mall. Actually, that's a good place to have them as people can drop their mail off when they come to shop at the mall.