All mail delivery cancelled for today

There are 20 comments on the Public Opinion story from Feb 6, 2010, titled All mail delivery cancelled for today. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

There will be mail delivery today because of the winter storm. Faith Mattia, a supervisor at the Chambersburg post office, said mail carriers went out early this morning, but they were called back in because of very poor road conditions and sidewalks covered by a foot or more of snow.

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You Gotta Be Kidding Me

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#1 Feb 6, 2010
Hmm. Headline says mail delivery canceled for today. Story says there WILL be mail delivery. Huh?
looking for spring

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Feb 6, 2010
No mail delivery today. A DUH!!!
FYI

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Feb 6, 2010
Good call...who needs bills anyway.
wondering

Fayetteville, PA

#4 Feb 6, 2010
perhaps the pon should have allowed the proofreader to come to work...Oops I forgot they never had one.

well at least the Post Office had enough common sense to call it off today-KUDOS!--if only our govt had some wisdom

Oh btw- this is all bush's fault right?
Tex

Greencastle, PA

#5 Feb 6, 2010
Yep!!
wow2

Shippensburg, PA

#6 Feb 6, 2010
wondering wrote:
perhaps the pon should have allowed the proofreader to come to work...Oops I forgot they never had one.
well at least the Post Office had enough common sense to call it off today-KUDOS!--if only our govt had some wisdom
Oh btw- this is all bush's fault right?
maybe you should have allowed a proofreader to read your post...
Common Sense

United States

#7 Feb 6, 2010
Whatever happened to the saying.. "Come rain, sleet, snow.... The mail will get delivered". LOL That's good though cause it would be a pain for the carriers. Kudos!!!(just wish I had off though too lol)
Common Sense2

Greencastle, PA

#8 Feb 6, 2010
When the governor declares a "State of Emergency", it overrides the "Come rain, sleet, snow...."
Abe

Greencastle, PA

#9 Feb 6, 2010
You Gotta Be Kidding Me wrote:
Hmm. Headline says mail delivery canceled for today. Story says there WILL be mail delivery. Huh?
Schmuck, absolute schmuck!
The blurb says normal mail delivery will resume (continue) on MONDAY. Says nothing about delivery today. Ask someone in your family who can comprehend what they are reading to assist you.
grumpy old man

Carlisle, PA

#10 Feb 6, 2010
come rain, sleet, and... umm nevermind, screw it, let's go home.

in all seriousness though, that's a good call. they shouuld just cancel saturday delivery entirely
come rain sleet or snow

Carlisle, PA

#11 Feb 6, 2010
come rain, sleet or snow the mail will make it through, it just does not mention when.....good call, no one should have to drive or walk in that snow. Do your carrier a favor and shovel out your mailbox.
Common Sense2

Greencastle, PA

#12 Feb 6, 2010
Hey Abe.. assuming you're the "schmuck" you're referring to.. the ORIGINAL "blurb" DID state "There will be mail delivery today because of the winter storm.".. I'm sure "You Gotta Be Kidding Me" accepts your apology...
Bosco Bustemante

Greencastle, PA

#13 Feb 6, 2010
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds...Wait a minute, it's snowing. Let's go home.
Bosco Bustemante

Greencastle, PA

#14 Feb 6, 2010
Common Sense2 wrote:
When the governor declares a "State of Emergency", it overrides the "Come rain, sleet, snow...."
UUummmm, no it doesn't. Post Office falls under Federal Government. The supervisors make the decision.
Some people

Carlisle, PA

#17 Feb 6, 2010
Abe wrote:
<quoted text>Schmuck, absolute schmuck!
The blurb says normal mail delivery will resume (continue) on MONDAY. Says nothing about delivery today. Ask someone in your family who can comprehend what they are reading to assist you.
Look at the headline and then read the first sentence. Obviously you did not read it very well. Maybe you should not open your mouth until you look at all the evidence in front of you. ;-)
Amazed

York, PA

#18 Feb 6, 2010
The canceling of Saturday delivery was good! Kept the carriers from trying to navigate uncleared sidewalks--as snowing still until noon. Likewise, less vehicles on the road so plowing could happen as well as giving sufficient time for people to clear the mailbox areas. A good call.
hmmm

New Ringgold, PA

#19 Feb 6, 2010
Well, they could have rescheduled to Sunday..... but then decided to test out the coming 5 day/wk delivery schedule. Of course, they will all collect six days' pay for the week.... It's only fair!
FYI

Chambersburg, PA

#20 Feb 7, 2010
hmmm wrote:
Well, they could have rescheduled to Sunday..... but then decided to test out the coming 5 day/wk delivery schedule. Of course, they will all collect six days' pay for the week.... It's only fair!
It's too bad the highlight of your day is the mail...get real.
LIL DEBBIE

Biglerville, PA

#21 Feb 7, 2010
Common Sense wrote:
Whatever happened to the saying.. "Come rain, sleet, snow.... The mail will get delivered". LOL That's good though cause it would be a pain for the carriers. Kudos!!!(just wish I had off though too lol)
Have a cupcake:

"Many of us have heard the postal carriers' motto in one form or another. One popular version is "Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds".

The original saying was actually "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" and was said about 2500 years ago by the Greek historian, Herodotus. He said this adage during the war between the Greeks and Persians about 500 B.C. in reference to the Persian mounted postal couriers whom he observed and held in high esteem.

Today many people believe this saying to be the U.S. Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) motto, but, in fact, is not their official slogan. According to the U.S.P.S. they have no slogan at all. The reason it has become identified with the U.S.P.S. is because back in 1896-97 when the New York City General Post Office was being designed, Mitchell Kendal, an employee for the architectural firm, McKim, Mead and White, came up with the idea of engraving Herodotus' saying all around the outside of the building. From that time on the saying has been associated with U.S. postal carriers.(Another McKim, Mead and White building is the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.)

....and it doesn't say Jack about snow!
HiRo

Hanover, PA

#22 Feb 7, 2010
LIL DEBBIE wrote:
<quoted text>
Have a cupcake:
"Many of us have heard the postal carriers' motto in one form or another. One popular version is "Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds".
The original saying was actually "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" and was said about 2500 years ago by the Greek historian, Herodotus. He said this adage during the war between the Greeks and Persians about 500 B.C. in reference to the Persian mounted postal couriers whom he observed and held in high esteem.
Today many people believe this saying to be the U.S. Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) motto, but, in fact, is not their official slogan. According to the U.S.P.S. they have no slogan at all. The reason it has become identified with the U.S.P.S. is because back in 1896-97 when the New York City General Post Office was being designed, Mitchell Kendal, an employee for the architectural firm, McKim, Mead and White, came up with the idea of engraving Herodotus' saying all around the outside of the building. From that time on the saying has been associated with U.S. postal carriers.(Another McKim, Mead and White building is the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.)
....and it doesn't say Jack about snow!
This entire post is plagiarism. Site your source.

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