THE Post Office's services appear to be deteriorating.
On a recent Saturday morning, I had to post something that had to reach Central on Monday morning. After reading that the next pick-up time at the box in Morrison Road would be 2 pm, I dropped the item in the box. I waited and waited, and there was no collection.
The item was not picked up until Monday and then delivered on Tuesday. After this experience, the next time I thought I would be safe by posting an article at the General Post Office. I did and it still arrived on Tuesday.
Letters posted at the GPO on a Sunday are delivered in Tokyo on a Tuesday, the same time it takes a local letter to reach Kowloon.
And the postage is also a farce because it costs $1 for a local letter yet one to Tokyo is just $1.90.
The Postmaster General is generating revenue by starting other services such as Speedpost, but is doing so at the expense of a once dependable mail service.
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