This letter is in response to the one highlighted in Saturday's paper regarding late delivery of Mark Hoge's mail.
A mailman delivers mail to a lot of homes on his route and there is no physical way he can deliver all the mail by noon to everyone. I don't know for sure, but I would guess they go to the farthest houses on their route and work their way back toward the post office.
My mailman used to come at 11 a.m., but with the cutback in services, it is usually here by 4. Sometimes I go downstairs at 4:30 and it is still not there and I don't even look again until the following morning when I go out to get my newspaper. No matter how lousy the weather is or how bad the roads are, I get my mail.
Maybe if Hoge and many more like him would write letters, the post office could hire more people for each mail route and it would speed up his service.
Actually, there is a simple solution. Get a post office box and his mail will be available when the post office opens. (Of course, he would have to go get it and pay for the box, but he would have his mail early.) And I would think he could arrange to have his unemployment checks directly deposited in his bank.
No, I don't work for the postal service. I just am one of the people who appreciate the hard work they do.