Email List

To join our e-mail list, please enter your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Shows

Sections

Classifieds

Directories

Contact

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Readers Respond To U.S. Postal Service Column

Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:11 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 away.”

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.”

Email your letters to opinion@smmirror.com.

Post a comment

Comments

Apr. 21, 2013, 9:53:28 am

concerned citizen said...

redirect your eyes to the salaries of postal management and postmaster level. Maybe cuts to management are the direction the usps needs to take. it is outrageous how much is made by management when the majority of their time is spent on telecom meetings and who is actually working to process and deliver? the people who are being cut and overworked.

SM Mirror TV