Students, this prompt comes courtesy of the New York Times Learning Network. The U.S. Postal Service made a recent announcement that it will stop delivering letters and other mail on Saturdays.
My question to you is this: What is the best, most interesting, most memorable thing you ever received in the mail? There are more questions to answer further down.
(From an article) Ron Nixon writes:
The Postal Service is expected to announce on Wednesday morning that it will stop delivering letters and other mail on Saturdays, but continue to handle packages, a move the financially struggling agency said would save about $2 billion annually as it looks for ways to cut cost.
…The Postal Service continues to see a decline in mail volume as more people shift to electronic forms of communication like e-mail and online bill paying services. Packaging is one of the few areas where the agency is seeing growth.
While many business and postal unions have generally opposed ending Saturday delivery, most Americans support the move.
A New York Times/CBS News poll last year found that about 7 in 10 Americans say they would favor the change as a way to help the post office deal with billions of dollars in debt.
– How do you feel about the Postal Service ending Saturday delivery?
– What do you tend to get in the mail, if anything?
– What’s the best, most interesting thing you ever received in the mail? Why is it so memorable?
– What’s the most memorable thing you ever sent in the mail? Why?