I have to say that it has surprised me that these kind of cuts in our United States Postal Service have not occurred earlier. As a high school teacher I found that many of my students can not remember the last time they sent a piece of mail that required paper, an envelope, and a stamp. In fact, some have joked, "what is a stamp?"
As the Internet continues to change the way we communicate and obviously has resulted in less mail being sent via snail-mail as email and other forms of electronic communication use increase like social media; possibly the postal service will find solace in the fact that package deliveries have increased due to online shopping. Just another example of how organizations have to evolve with the times in order to stay successful.
So, when is the last time you wrote a letter on paper, put it in an envelope, affixed a first-class stamp to it, and placed it in a mailbox? Please comment below and share and explain where you see the future of communication going.
Post office to cut Saturday delivery starting in August | SierraSun.com:
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