Ethiopia close to role model

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Dur­ing my work­ing life, I man­aged to work full time in about 10 or more coun­tries. One coun­try was bet­ter for one thing, the other was worse, but Canada was al­ways the best. This feel­ing of good has been ma­nip­u­lated by Canada Post. Our dis­hon­est politi­cians promised, if we vote for them, we would get our home post de­liv­ery back. I am still wait­ing. Not only that, my post box is not the one clos­est, but at the other end of the street. Now comes the best part, I do drive to my post box, but in the last five days my key will not open the box.

I did a quick re­mem­brance of other coun­tries postal ser­vices, and they all de­liv­ered mail to the house, some, in­clud­ing Satur­days. All of a sud­den I re­al­ized that it is not the whole truth. In Ethiopia mail does not get de­liv­ered. You get a 6-7-or 8 digit postal box num­ber, and when your gut tells you, that you may have a let­ter at the post of­fice, you go there, line up, give your box num­ber and the clerk dis­ap­pears for long min­utes and asks for the num­ber again. Then you wait, and within a rea­son­able hour, you will find out the fol­low­ing: 1. You do not have a let­ter. 2.You may have a let­ter but the clerk is il­lit­er­ate, or your lan­guage skill was not up to par, and you can­not col­lect your let­ter.

May I ask, is Ethiopia is the se­lected role model by politi­cians for us Cana­di­ans? Ju­dith L. Bez­eredi, Char­lot­te­town

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