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Harry's Gang: Dear readers, let's end this everyday mail service


August 7, 2020

I have an idea to keep the postal service operating for years to come. But I almost guarantee nobody will completely like it. That’s why I think the idea must be brilliant: if it works, and it equally annoys everyone, it’s probably a good idea.

There is really no need to have mail delivered every day anymore. Back when Elvis was a star, he had a great song, “Return to Sender,” about sending his love interest a letter, but she sent it back the next day. Imagine! Mailing a letter today and getting a response tomorrow. That was some postal service back then. The song was a hit in 1962,...

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