USING SNAIL MAIL TO SUPPORT MY LOCAL POST OFFICE
Hi Cynthia... I still use snail mail and will continue to do so for several reasons:
1. Our mailmen/ladies, work in some of the worst kinds of weather, and I believe that their "high" wages and very good "benefits" are deserving of those who tread thru 3 foot snow drifts, wind gusts of 50+ miles per hour, pouring rain, freezing drizzle, hail, sleet, sticky humid days, and temps ranging from 40 degrees below zero to 115 degrees above. And to think they do this 6 days a week, for the price of a postage stamp. Even though those in the "higher" up positions have mismanaged the US Postal Service, it's not the mailmen/ladies fault. If we don't continue to support our postal employees, then one day we may be getting mail once a week. I say continue to use snail mail and support your local mail people.
2. I have great anti-spyware, virus protection, and a keylogger prevention programs on my computer, and I as one, still don't want to pay all of my utilitie bills (5), car insurance, house insurance, house taxes, and credit cards (4) online. In my case that would mean 12 different passwords, and 12 different account numbers to remember, and 12 accounts that someone could hack into. I for one would rather pay the 44 cents for each of those bills and have peace of mind.
3. The main reason the postal service is billions of dollars in debt, is due to the millions of people who pay their bills online. They do this out of convience, to save a few bucks a month on postage, or even laziness. Too lazy to write out a check, put it in the envelope, put a stamp on it, and take it to the post office. Sure it's quicker to pay bills online. But I for one don't want my checking account number floating around in 12 different places.
It's your choice... rather choices... pay 44 cents on each bill, or use your checking account online. Support the US Postal service and the hard working mailmen/ladies, or not. Think about it before making a decision. The next time you see a mailman/lady walking in a storm, ask yourself if you would do their job. (I surely wouldn't do it!)
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