It's Just the Coffee Talking: The US Postal System - a great example of how to run a business into the ground (and yes, rates are going up AGAIN in October)

Good Morning Coffee Friends!

I thought the bell selfie was a good choice as this morning as it has double meaning; the bell to wake everyone up of course, but yesterday was the first day of school for many around the country, so the old 'school bell' comes into play here as well.

This morning I have the day 'off'  and just finished my first cup of coffee.  The second just finished brewing, and if I type quick enough, I might be able to enjoy it while it's still hot instead of getting preoccupied and letting it cool down, in which I have no interest in it any longer.


I read last night that the US postal service is going to 'temporarily' raise rates again this Fall, just in time for Christmas holidays.  They JUST RAISED THEIR PRICES LAST MONTH.  Seriously - the prices of everything from stamps on up to packages went up just a few weeks ago... and now, going up in October.

This is a sure way to shoot yourself in the foot so to speak.  

"......The U.S. Postal Service plans to raise the prices during the peak holiday season for the third year in a row.

The postal service said the temporary price increase on a variety of mail services would offset rising delivery costs.  The increases will range from 25 cents to $6 per package.

They will cover individual and business mailings for priority mail, priority mail express and first-class package service. They would go into effect on Oct. 2 and last through Jan. 22. The postal regulation commission has to give the green light for the higher rates to go into effect."


(As a side-note to that... people already ARE choosing 'anyone else' over our lack-luster and expensive  postal service.  Obviously most businesses now send UPS and FedEx and try not to use the postal service at all, and personal packages are starting to go that way as well. 


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