For as long as people can
remember mail has been delivered 6 days a week but soon it will be 5.
Come august, no mail on Saturday
will become a reality and East Texans are split on the matter
While people gathered for
lunch at the Angelina county senior citizen center there was plenty of debate
on the issue.
"I don't think it's a
good idea, we've been getting mail on Saturday's for years now," said one man.
"If it will save them
money, yes I think it is," said another man.
"It's not going to make
any difference, their going to spend it all anyway's," said another
concerned Lufkin resident.
Ed Sheeler is a retired
post office clerk and has plenty of knowledge with how the post office works.
"I don't think it will
make any difference myself, I think people will still go out to the mailbox and
look for the mail on Saturdays, of course I'd hate to see them close on Saturday,
it's been an institution for the general public to get mail six days a week,"
And the crowd at the Lufkin
post office seemed to also be split on the decision.
"I'd pay attention a little more, but if
it's going to save money then that's what they need to do," said one post
"It's going to make
it harder on everybody because they can't get their mail in on time, I think
they need to keep it open on Saturday," said another customer.
And whether you like it or
not in august an empty mailbox on Saturday could become a reality.
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