Postal service – yes or no?

Canada Post has been on strike. This week postal service is POSSIBLY going to be restored. Have you missed it?

I love getting mail, and although I do not write letters as frequently as I used to I appreciate the convenience and service. I enjoy receiving letters and packages in my mailbox. Having no mail service tossed an irritant into my already rather confused days but hopefully it will not go on for a long time.

What do you do when your postal service goes out on strike, when service is disrupted for something out of your control? Have you gone electronic enough that you hardly notice, or do you want them to hurry and settle things so that you can get back to business?

Would you want to – or could you – live without your postal service?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings. 🙂


7 responses to “Postal service – yes or no?

  1. We can live without a lot of things, probably postal service, if necessary. I would prefer to have it. While I use my computer a lot, if I purchase something, often it comes in the mail. We’d have adjustments to make, wouldn’t we? But life goes on. Blessings to you…


    • While it’s true that we can live without a lot of things, I think that mail service is one of those basics we depend upon. Not all of us, but many who grew up with it. I really don’t want to be without that option. Thanks for your comment, Carol Ann. 🙂


  2. I thought i wouldn’t notice the mail strike. I communicate with friends and family all over the world by email, facebook, twitter etc. I laughed and said, thay can strike as long as they want, we don’t care anymore. Then, today I needed to mail some books to a small bookstore on the Sunshine Coast who want to carry my books. I went to UPS to send them off and discovered it would cost me more than I would make on the books. Yikes! So now I am saying, please go back to work posties, we need you and I will never laugh at you again. Honest! I guess we don’t know what we need until it isn’t there anymore.


    • This is true. We don’t always know the facts, and we make misjudgments. I appreciate the post office, too.


    • I understand! I love getting packages in the mail, especially books! I think I may bake a batch of cookies for my mail driver to welcome her back to my rural mail box! 🙂 Thanks Darlene for your comment. I hope you were able to hold off to send those books by mail.


  3. Hi Lynn!
    Although I love receiving my Southern Living magazine, my P31 Magazine, and the occasional letter or card, I have to say that I am much more “wigged out” if I can’t get my email!!! It’s crazy how computer dependant I have become.

    Hope you’ve got your mail service back soon!!


    • Hi Kristi,
      I certainly understand about to not be able to get email. Getting my E-mail and being able to connect with friends I’ve never met in person are a priority in my list of must-haves. 😉
      Thanks for sharing that you, too, are computer dependent.
      The postal talks are ongoing, so I’m hoping that this week will bring mail to my lonely and empty roadside mailbox.


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