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Opinion

Mail carriers deliver life support for small businesses and seniors

With all this talk of the United States Postal Service on the verge of extinction, I can’t help but recall the Seinfeld episode where Jerry agrees to deliver mail for his neighbor, Newman, a postal carrier. Jerry takes on the task like a 10-year-old who gets to put on a uniform and pretend to be an astronaut or firefighter. He joyfully and gleefully delivered the mail with punctuality and efficiency. Newman was “found out” when his bosses became suspicious following an outpouring of compliments regarding the sudden change in service level.



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