Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oh, Singapore...

Meet our mailman. He rides a moped with a lockbox on the back. He drops off the mail. He doesn't pick up the mail. You have to go to a special drop-box for that, nowhere near your mailbox, and someone entirely different picks it up. (When I say nowhere near your mailbox, I mean NOWHERE near your mailbox... like, at a store in the mall or the post office for example.)

Setting aside any and all safety or convenience considerations, this might be a good way for the US Postal System to save some cash. Then again, it might also be a good way for the US Postal System to ensure it's never used again. It could go either way.

1 comment:

  1. Hey that is what they do here with a drop but no pick up and our posties ride motor bikes too! I think the US could make more money if they sold all the junk the Australian Post sells (mobiles, books, collectors items). Interesting.