An article in the Journal Times told the story of the efforts of Tom Christensen and Ed Willing to obtain a new ZIP code for Caledonia. I applaud their efforts and wish them success.
A recent Letter to the Editor article written by a Caledonia resident expressed his frustration and ire at having to use Racine as his mailing address while expressing his desire for a Caledonia ZIP code. In the process of his expressed frustration, the writer stepped on the toes of the dedicated men and women of the Racine Post Office. Rather than follow the lead and good example set by those already trying to obtain a ZIP code through proper channels, the writer chose the path of un-enlightenment.
Local postal workers have no say whether you are successful or not. The decisions are made way above our pay grade. The letter to the editor article insinuated postal workers were more interested in finding ways of not delivering mail. I find that to be offensive to all postal workers, particularly my Racine coworkers.
I understand the writer's frustration with what must be a mire of endless government red tape. Be patient, Caledonia, and please don’t vent or take out your frustration on your local letter carrier. Despite what was stated, the Racine Post Office follows the old adage “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers…”
Chris Paige, Assistant Vice President, Local Branch 436, National Association of letter Carriers