"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 2 November 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "MIRACLE OF THE LOAVES AND ANCHOVIES": 

Mail is dead... I retrieve the mail from my CMB once a week. A few bills (that I do not have on auto-pay) and loads of junk. Who needs daily at the door service anymore? I surely do not. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 2 November 2015 at 08:47


When you have Internet, it's easy to think everybody has Internet. It just  isn't so. I know of many who don't and  know of no reason why they should .

So mail delivery means different things to different people. 

Having  said that , when the talk is of returning home mail delivery ,what exactly is meant by that. 

Neighbourhoods developed in the last twenty years or more have never had mail delivery.

Anyone  on a campaign trail during those years understands how much more difficult the task

Modern homes are almost entirely accessed by a flight of stairs..

Years ago  our neighbourhood had a mailman who didn't even tackle driveways. He crossed lawns to save steps with an occasional surprise if he jumped over a shrub to land on a crouching gardener

In the last municipal campaign, we witnessed  leaflets tossed  in the g-e-n-e-r-a-l  direction of home entrances. 

Heather sought to save endless stair- climbing, by scotch taping a leaflet to garage doors in town-house developments. One  home-owner took exception. Said we were trying to imply  support for the candidate instead of just trying to communicate. 

It's  a thankless task

Use the mail ..... leaflets are discarded with junk mail and complained about. 

Mail delivery costs more per leaflet than leaflets cost to print.

Use commercial  delivery services and the leaflet gets tossed to the wind  with other stuff and creates  instant litter 

Put out signs and another candidate flanks the signs with his. 

There once was a time, when obvious dirty tricks would be disrespected by the community at large. 

Tricksters would pay a penalty.

Last week I wrote Cabinet Ministers had to fall on their swords to establish  Integrity in government.

I was persuaded by comments those days are probably no more. 

Society  is not better off when things don't need to be right or even appear to be right. 


It's Called Progress said...

"Who needs daily at the door service anymore?"

Our family does, thank you very much. Why is Canada going to be the only G7 nation not to have it? Standards and services should improve, not regress.

Anonymous said...

If the mail can be safely delivered once a week, it beats a couple of the G7 where theft & vandalism
are the order of the day. Our rural routes are still dependant upon weather & road conditions. It is called
living in Canada eh,,,,

Anonymous said...

The US will be following shortly. Their losses are huge year after year. Surprised they weren't the first.

Anonymous said...

The U.S. has home delivery SIX days a week.

Anonymous said...

It is on the chopping block. It cannot be sustained. [ sound familiar ? }

Anonymous said...

Which would give them home delivery five days a week (sound familiar?).

Anonymous said...

You really do not need any more material, Evelyn.
But Christopher & Anna have been doing due diligence on Aurora's decision to increase the use of salt.
Something that Council should have done.