Pin It
Favourite

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The death of snail mail

Posted on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I am hearing news reports these days about the potential death of our national door-to-door postal service, apparently because the volume of snail mail is doing a nosedive. Of course, email and ecommerce and e-everything else have played the biggest part in putting the boots to paper mail. But Canada Post and ultimately, its overseers, are hastening the demise. More and more often, I fail to receive mail from family and friends sending me birthday or Christmas cards (does someone in the delivery stream suspect such cards are likely to contain money?). And trying to speak to someone about such a problem is a problem in itself. Trying to contact real humans on the phone to report or discuss issues can result in an endless game of telephone tag via answering machines. I have lost my trust in the system and have resorted to couriers, expensive as they can be. —Not Going Postal

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Thank you for your support!

Comments (44)

Showing 1-44 of 44

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-44 of 44

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2020 Coast Publishing Ltd.