My favorite character in the Henry IV plays is good ol' Falstaff. Seriously, who isn't charmed by this rotund letch, this gluttonous thief with an unquenchable thirst for sack? Ironically enough, I'd never even heard of Falstaff (the beer) until I came upon this wall a few days back. The company apparently brewed its last brew in 2005. Sadness. Not that I'm a big beer person to begin with (I prefer other spirits), but it always saddens me when businesses closes, probably because I have a business myself and can relate to how hard it is to keep afloat.
Speaking of businesses, I've been trying to find the closest and most convenient post office for me. Google maps keeps on giving me different results, and I seem to be smack dab in the middle of lots of locations. I haven't seen my mailperson in over a week, ya'lls. And it's ticking me off. In fact, I haven't seen any new mail in any of my apartment complex's mailboxes in a week. What is going on?
I know that the USPS suffered a huge financial hit last year, and in efforts to remedy that, they are 1.Increasing the postage costs (especially in shipping overseas) and 2. Augmenting operating hours, especially for package delivery. I understand that changes must be made, and in the future, we probably won't be getting as much door to door service as we're used to. I sure am not getting that anymore these days. But one week without ANY MAIL, not even a bill. That's suspect.
Sorry about the rambling, but I feel like I belong to a dying breed who want to continue buying stamps, writing letters, and expecting them to be delivered in a timely fashion.
Have you had similar experiences with the postal service lately?