I would suggest that, rather than keep increasing the cost of stamps, the Post Office might save on delivery costs by delivering everything to the first house on each road.
The people in the first house could just take out their own items and send everyone else’s cards and letters next door. This would encourage neighbours to speak to each other and all the junk mail could go in a bin at the other end. House prices would have to be adjusted to make up for the added inconvenience of the things left at your location but everyone would know each other much better. 🙂
But… they have already started this apparently… and there are some flaws in the new plan.
I am happy to send mail delivered to me to the next house up – It is only fair as my other neighbour is bringing me all the mail of mine that he receives.
2 doors up they moved out months ago. Delivering there is the weak link in the chain and immediately highlights why this new system is doomed…
We will just have to go back to delivering according to the super-duper, high-technology sorted, postal code or zip code system that I thought they used anyway….Or, start training our own pigeons.