Readers Respond To U.S. Postal Service Column

Sunday, 21 Apr 2013, 8:11:00 AM

Letter To The Editor

Readers responded to Steve Stajich’s Mirror column regarding the U.S. Postal Service, and were united in

their support of sustaining it.

Some saw letters and mail as a means of

maintaining privacy.

As Mirror reader Luke Cowles wrote, “We’ve

sacrificed our privacy on the altar of convenience. The USPS is the last of a

lot of things for this nation and it's a shame if we just allow it to fade


And “Portia” wrote that she thought post office workers might smile a

bit more and suggested that “if these government workers acted like they were

glad to have their jobs and lucky to have them at that, more people would use

the post offices.”

Stajich replies “I collected stamps as a kid and so I likely

feel nostalgic about the USPS as well as hopeful that the simple transport of a

letter doesn’t become an overpriced corporate commodity.”

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