They call these long holiday lines a ‘service’?

I cannot believe that the Postal Service cannot afford to put on more than two tellers during the Christmas season.

I recently spent 20 minutes of my lunchtime waiting in line at the Claremont Post Office in Everett. All I wanted was a book of stamps and I needed to add postage to Christmas cards I’m sending to Europe and Canada. To make things even worse, the teller who waited on me closed her window promptly at 11 a.m. so she could go eat her lunch while the line of people was way out into the lobby. That left only one teller to handle all those people still waiting in line. Is this the quality of service we have to expect while postal rates continue to escalate?

Those of us waiting in line have other things to do, and some of us only have a very limited time to accomplish all of it. I might be able to understand the shorthandedness if there were no one else to fill in when the line gets really long, but there must have been at least three other postal workers pass by the desk oblivious of all of us waiting in line. The gentleman in front of me said the downtown Everett Post Office was even worse, with lines frequently out the door onto the sidewalk.

This appears to be another government monopoly with the attitude of “we will do it our way and you can suffer because we are the only game in town!”

Marysville

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