In a letter to the editor (Record, Feb. 13), Rick Neveaux minces no words — he wants rid of the post office brass.
Recently, I wanted to mail a small parcel from Courtenay to Buckley Bay, a distance of roughly 25 kilometres. The parcel, a small cylinder, consisted of a photo rolled into three joined toilet roll tubes.
With its length of fewer than 30 centimetres, and weighing a little fewer than 50 grams, the cost was believed to hover around $1.50.
How wrong I was! Eleven dollars was the charge.
Needless to say, Canada Post lost itself one customer.
The suspicion inevitably grows that Canada Post, with ridiculous charges and tardy deliveries, deliberately is making itself redundant, no doubt aided and abetted by unpublished policies of the Canadian government.
Staff on the ground appear similarly disgusted. The postal clerk, confronted by my objections, called postal executives “a bunch of nuts.”
“Let the employees run Canada Post. First then will postal services succeed,” she firmly held.
Perhaps. But an experiment worth the candle.
It cannot be much worse than is currently the case.