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ROTHENBURGER – Suck it up and say goodbye to door-to-door mail delivery

The future is here. (Image: Mel Rothenburger)

A FEW YEARS ago I interviewed a postie about mail service. I told her that when I was a kid, a fresh bottle of milk appeared on our front step every morning.

In cold weather, the cream would rise to the top and freeze, pushing the paper cap an inch or so above the neck of the glass bottle.

In the evening, my mom would stuff some bills into the neck of a clean, empty milk bottle and leave it on the step for the milkman. Nobody ever stole it. If she needed extra milk or cream, she left a note and it would be there the next morning.

Nobody delivers milk to the doorstep any more.

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About Mel Rothenburger (4801 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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