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Useless Postal Service

NOBODY likes change, but there is something tragic about postal workers striking over job cuts even as more and more business goes to competitors, further reducing the GPO’s pool of customers.

NOBODY likes change, but there is something tragic about postal workers striking over job cuts even as more and more business goes to competitors, further reducing the GPO’s pool of customers.

However you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone as I discovered when someone sent me a parcel via UPS.

I wasn’t in, but good old UPS left a card saying nevermind, you can re-schedule via our website - as long as you do it before 7pm the day before delivery.

Try as I might though, the service refused to update forcing me to call through a 3.4p a minute phone line.

Hopefully the darned thing will arrive tomorrow....... With our postman, he’d have popped the parcel into the greenhouse if no one was at home and left a note, or else it would have been easy enough for me to pop down to the depot to collect it.

One political party has already floated plans to privatise the Post Office if it wins the next General Election. Privatisation is better isn’t it? Like the East Coast Mainline which has just been renationalised after National Express ran up debts of £960m......... it will probably mean foreign ownership too, like the gas and electric.

The Post Office is a precious resource - let’s not lose it - and let’s keep it British.

 

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