We just got a survey in the mail today from the USPS. They want to cut the hours of our local PO to 4hrs/weekday or close it down completely and use a contractor to provide services. IMO it is not the small local POs that are the problem - it is the large sort centers and contractors they already use. From the letter this sounds like it is going to be the trend across the country as the PO tries to cut costs. USPS is holding a meeting at our city hall on Nov. 13 to talk about this POST Plan as they are calling it. So, I have this wild, grassroots, Save-the-Local-PO (or perhaps Fix-Our-Broken-Postal-Service) idea. I would love it if you all could write up your experiences with sending packages through the PO. Specifically how helpful your local PO is (this probably pertains to the small town POs most) and how frustrating the tracking system and delays at the large sort centers are (printing out the tracking info from their site would help if you can do it). Also letters and pictures about smashed packages. Please send them all to me before Nov. 13 and I will present them all to the Review Coordinator at the meeting. I am also toying with contacting my local and state representatives and the media to see if they would like to be at that meeting to get a copy of "what is wrong with our postal system". I really would like to hit them with both barrels at this meeting!Please include your name and address (or at least city and state) on the letters. I would love to flood them with boxes of letters. What do you think - can you guys help me out with this? Please send to: Walli Johnson PO Box 129 Sparta, KY 41086 It would also be helpful if you put a link to this thread in your signature line for the next month to spread the word! Thank you in advance for your help! ETA: About the tone of the letters - I am not really looking for a let's-bash-the-PO tone. The postal system is broken in some places and I think they are trying to fix things that aren't broken. So I want to be able to show them where it is broken, and where it's not, so they can concentrate on the right areas. I'm not saying you have to be nicey-nicey, but please try to be constructive. Thank you for your time.