Canada Post has announced that it will soon be stopping home mail delivery. Instead, all mail to residential addresses in Canada will have to be picked up at designated, “centralized” locations.
Personally, given that I seldom receive anything but bills and junk mail anyway, I don’t really care that home delivery will soon become a thing of the past. Many of my countrymen/women are, however, quiet irate about the notion and, not surprisingly, Canada Post and its managers are weathering quite the storm of pissed offness.
With the above as background, I will say that only a government bureaucrat could ever come up with a post facto rationalization to support cessation of home mail delivery as this guy did:
Oh I see. I get it now - Canada Post is just doing its part to maintain the fitness and health of our senior citizens. That, for sure. And, while they were at it, also trying to improve its ‘customer satisfaction’ scores. What an utter ass! Can he possibly have thought for a second about how such a comment would be received? Could he possibly have even thought?
Now, for those of you whose knowledge of Canadian climate comes only from grade school text books showing snow and ice, and ice and snow (and a few cozy igloos), that’s exactly right - snow and ice. And, ice and snow. Well, at least that’s the way it is for nine months of the year. The other three months, though, are toasty - around 90 degrees and humid - and serve to thaw the population (or, at least, those who survived the winter).
Now picture grandma, using her walker of course, to expertly pick her way through all that snow and ice, as she goes to pick up the mail. Be sure to picture her taking deep, invigorating breaths of that good old Canadian fresh air, eh?
Hey, the Canada Post CEO used a post facto rationalization. I can only hope that he will soon be ex post facteur.