Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Busiest Mail Day of the Year

Baltimore's WJZ-TV reports millions "flooded" to post offices around the country on Monday - making it the busiest day for postal workers in the whole year.

In Baltimore City post offices they were expected to process more than 2.1 million pieces of mail according to reporter television reporter Kelly McPherson. That's double any other day of the year.

Today is the last day to mail packages at the parcel post rate.

Bill Ridenour, Baltimore's Postmaster is quoted as saying, "We'll have people coming in on Christmas Eve wanting to know how to get their Christmas presents there overnight. And there are ways, but it costs a little more."

Ridenour is encouraging customers to use the Internet.

He says, "You can mail a package, you can order stamps, you can even order a pick-up online. And if you order it priority or express online, it's actually cheaper and you get free packaging materials."

To read the entire article and to watch a video, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM