Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

THE good old days are long gone when we had two de­liv­er­ies of mail a day and one on Satur­day morn­ing to our home.

The postie would ride his heavy push­bike laden with letters around the streets; he would blow his whis­tle to let you know when letters were in your let­ter­box.

Most of the res­i­dents would know the post­man by name, who would gladly take a let­ter from you to be posted at the Post Of­fice.

We also had a tele­gram boy who de­liv­ered a writ­ten mes­sage to you.

Now many Aus­tralians have a com­puter and use it to send emails and many res­i­dents have most of their bills sent to an email ad­dress.

In ad­di­tion, many peo­ple would have a post box at the lo­cal Post Of­fice.

It all adds up to fewer peo­ple needed at Aus­tralia Post and hence the re­dun­dan­cies.

As we must go with progress, it is also sad that Aus­tralia Post must cut down on staff.

I liked the good old days.

FRANK GRANGER, Ap­ple­cross.

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