A stamp of dis­ap­proval

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS -

SO THE postal work­ers are go­ing back to work. One has to won­der why they bother, be­cause work is not what they do.

In the last three years I’ve not re­ceived a card or gift posted over­seas.

A par­cel, posted in Den­mark, never ar­rived. The clerk told me it was re­turned to the sender be­cause I didn’t col­lect it, but I re­ceived no col­lec­tion slip. My bank made me pay for it de­spite the fact that the Dan­ish company didn’t re­ceive the par­cel sup­pos­edly re­turned to it.

So we have a thief at our post of­fice.

Strik­ers who dam­aged post of­fices should be frog­marched to jail and never again em­ployed by the Post Of­fice.

And mail is of­ten de­liv­ered to the wrong box, es­pe­cially at com­plexes where sev­eral boxes are lumped to­gether.

Why would any­one want to use the Post Of­fice when we can use PostNet, send e-cards, talk to each other on Skype or send Face­book mes­sages?

The Post Of­fice is past its sell-by date. Twenty years has seen a de­cline in the ser­vice and the safety of mail.

M Cham­bers

Benoni

PIC­TURE: HENK KRUGER

A SER­VICE BEYOND ITS PRIME: The writer says there’s no fu­ture in our ail­ing Post Of­fice.

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