As much as we all love the Internet and email we have a treasure in our community that is suffering because of them — our Maplewood Post Office. You would have to live under a rock not to have heard that post offices are in trouble financially everywhere.
Competitors such as FedEx and UPS have taken much of their most lucrative business, parcel delivery. The next time you consider using one of them you might take a moment to think about what effect you will be having on our local post office. At least compare the rates. If the figure is close, use the Maplewood Post Office.
Our post office is an historic building full of friendly people. Don’t believe me? Check it out. It is loaded with interesting and important historic details. Any changes or improvements to the building have been handled with sensitivity and enhance the original.
The stamps are works of art and worth perusal. You’ll never get any of those from FedEx and UPS. And by the way I’ve never seen a building belonging to either of them anywhere that is as much a part of a community as our post office is of ours.
It’s simple. Unless we use it, we’ll lose it.