Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. Jenna Rose

    Jenna Rose said, about 2 years ago

    That might help a little. LOL

  2. Judson Fredrickson

    Judson Fredrickson said, about 2 years ago

    Given that the Pony Express was faster than the current mail service, this seems quite appropos for the present day.

  3. CHAZ.SHIELDS

    CHAZ.SHIELDS said, about 2 years ago

    @Judson Fredrickson

    And the Pony Express was private. The freighting firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell created the Pony Express and ran it for 19 months. Hmmm, private freight company, delivering 1st class mail, could be a good idea once again.

  4. comicstome

    comicstome said, about 2 years ago

    The U S Mail has lasted a little longer than 19 months

  5. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, about 2 years ago

    I got the yoke.

  6. Poollady

    Poollady said, about 2 years ago

    How much does it cost to clean up after the oxen?

  7. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I mailed a letter that after a week still hasn’t arrived at it’s destination – now I know why.

  8. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, about 2 years ago

    I’d rather have them keep saturday mail and cut two days in the week, say tuesdays and thursdays. Then move to 4 tens…employees keep their hours but less delivery costs.

    I say this cause I’m usually the one getting stuck waiting for something to come over a weekend and it delays things an extra day or two right now, but with no weekend delivery it would delay things an extra day or so. Don’t ask me how or why something that is suppose to come friday can’t be delivered saturday, but has to wait till monday. I’ve never understood it myself.

  9. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, about 2 years ago

    @Judson Fredrickson

    Cheap shot. Not true, of course.

  10. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, about 2 years ago

    @CHAZ.SHIELDS

    At UPS rates? $3.00 a letter..

  11. peachyanddanny

    peachyanddanny said, about 2 years ago

    The only fiscal problem at USPS is the requirement imposed by GOPers in Congress to fund postal workers’ pensions fully through 2040, the sole intention of which was to trash USPS. GOPers want everybody to be forced to pay FedEx $14 to pay the electric bill.

  12. mrcomicsfan

    mrcomicsfan said, about 2 years ago

    Are these really old strips? There’s a 14 trillion debt now

  13. John Pike

    John Pike said, about 2 years ago

    @mrcomicsfan

    The postal service recently posted an $8.5 billion loss.

  14. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, about 2 years ago

    @peachyanddanny

    Yup. Were it not for Congress’s absurd demand re: the funding of pensions, the Postal Service would actually be in the black. Personally, I’ve found their service to be a bargain (at present prices, I can send something from my front porch to my parent’s front yard (2,204 driving miles) in 2 to 3 days’ time for a mere 45 cents), and after using UPS to send a document and having it cost more than twice what it would have by USPS, I’m going to be pretty reluctant to use somebody other than the Postal Service again.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Step 1. Tue, Thurs, Sat, home delivery. Pickup at the post office Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. Premium delivery any day but Sunday.

    Step 2. De monopolize the mailbox, keep oversight.

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