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Old 05-29-2013, 12:05 PM
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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In Chicago I'd get Post mail (not package) delivery on Sundays once every 2 months. Yes, 7 days a week, 25% the year

Here I actually know my Postman, the same man regularly delivers our mail- which I find astounding.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:37 AM
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Many carriers work their routes steadily over years and sometimes decades. I personally know one carrier that has worked the same route for over 25 years. What people forget, and USPS doesn't capitalize on, is the human element of their organization. They send a person to every address in the entire country six days out of a week. These carriers know the neighborhoods they serve like the back of their hands. They watch the landscape change, the kids grow up - it's a throwback to the personal service of yesteryear.

People move on average every 7 years, most never paying attention to who their letter carrier is.
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