I love the Post Office.
Yes it’s true you read correctly I love the Post Office and if you could hear me you would know that there’s not a hint of sarcasm in my voice and I’m not winking or nudging. If you ask why I have to confess I’m not really sure. Maybe it’s a bit of nostalgia, after all I still anxiously look forward to getting the mail each day much like when I was a kid and would scream at the top of my lungs, “I’ll get the mail ” or “I’ll get it” when the phone rang or “I get the front seat” as I raced to beat my brother to the car.
It might also be the strength and stability I associate with this austere quasi-government agency. In an age when everything from banks to public utilities have been bought, sold, merged, and have changed names about a half dozen times in as many years the Post Office still has most of the same branch offices, still offers many of the same products and services, and sometimes even has the same staff it did two decades ago much less two years ago. All this gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. It’s nice to know that while the world is rapidly adapting to the new digital world where information and documents whiz by at giga speed some things remain constant.