On Wednesday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that, come August, Saturday first class mail service will be no more. Though packages will still be delivered and branches will still be open, many Americans are frustrated and disappointed that they will no longer get regular mail on Saturdays — though plenty of others don’t really care much at all.
Is it a generational thing? It seems to be. Many younger Americans pay their bills, read magazines, receive event invitations and birthday cards, and browse catalogs completely online. Many older Americans, however, rely on regular ‘ol snail mail for many of their financial obligations, among others.
A friend of mine, who is in her mid-twenties, told me that the only important pieces of mail she’d received in the past year were a jury duty summons and her W-2 tax form. I, for one, have a great system worked out: I pay all of my bills online, and subscribe to plenty of (print) magazines, so my trips to the mailbox are usually full of anticipation and excitement.
Where do you fit in — are you disappointed or indifferent to the changes? Will losing a day of mail service affect your life? How much do you even use the mail? Let us know in the comments section!