The USPS is planning to end Saturday mail delivery in six months (although they will still deliver packages on Saturday). This makes sense. For me personally, the mail has turned into an unwanted garbage delivery service since I get so little relevant postal mail now.
I was reading some articles about this, and I noticed a common theme. All the articles had women talking about how ending Saturday mail delivery would be a disaster (for them) such as this one:
For her part, [Melissa] Delacruz, at the post office to close her late mother’s post office box, worries that with the elimination of Saturday service, it’ll take longer to get vital mail, like child support checks. “Without Saturday (service) you have to wait all the way until Monday,” she said.
Lacking a computer and the ability to communicate via email and other electronic means at home, Delacruz relies on the USPS. “I’m not fortunate enough to have a computer and stuff,” she said.
Like 48 hours is going to make that much of a difference on a child support check. If an extra 48 hours for a child support makes that much of a difference, then you have a big problem and it’s not the lack of Saturday mail delivery. Here’s an idea. If your life is so messed up that you need a child support check on Saturday instead of Monday, then it means that you need to better organize your life instead of blaming (men at) the post office.
As for not having a computer, I bet this woman has a smartphone so that’s no excuse.
Sharon Hill still uses the postal service to pay bills because she doesn’t trust uploading all her vital information to the web to allow automatic online payment. “To me, I don’t feel secure paying online,” she said. “There’s too much hacking going on.”
I’m willing to bet hackers already have all of this woman’s info because she uploaded it to Facebook so she has no reason to not use online bill pay. More importantly, the post office doesn’t exist to cater to women. The post office can’t spend billions of dollars to cater to a woman’s whims.
If the USPS is going to survive, then it is going to have to make some tough choices. It can not be held back by women like the above examples who expect the post office to cater to them because they have vaginas.