Last week I received a letter on Thursday which had been posted locally on Tuesday by a person who does not have a computer and lives two minutes bike ride distant. I informed him that he should engage the more speedier services of the Town Crier.
I recall being in Singapore in the fifties , when a letter posted in London UK and collected for delivery at 9:AM, would reach the recipient within 48 Hours at 4:30 PM - GH time in Singapore.
Sadly, due to the 'De-Havilland Comet (The first jet airliner,British) disappearing en-route a couple of times, the service back peddled to the half speed Bristol Britannia aircraft, which I also recall taking twenty eight hours in 1962, to travel the 8,300 miles to HongKong from London, including two hours both in Istanbul and New Delhi. Plus a wife and three children to provide entertainment during the journey.
In NSW Australia, we have five mail deliveries each week, no Sats or Suns, and I am reliably informed that it is due to the laggardly pace of today's human beings.
Posting a local letter where I live on a Friday at 5 PM; may with luck arrive on Monday, but expect it on Tuesday.
So it has slackened from approx three days delivery to the UK from Oz in the 60's to its present seven to nine days. So it is hardly left to wonder why postal services are decreasing World Wide. Get with it, no-one is too old, get yourself a POOTER.
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It is in vain to set up a language police to prevent developments. (I have always suspected that correctness is the last refuge of those who have nothing to say.
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgement, and education - sometimes it is sheer luck, like crossing a street.)