Originally created 01/24/02

Pizza, mail carriers aren't the same



Regarding Donald Gregory's letter suggesting that the U.S. Postal Service screen applicants for pizza delivery service: The postal service didn't shut down during the snowstorm. As always, we were at work and told to go out on the streets.

Due to roads being closed and privately-owned vehicles disabled, a 5-mile (10 minute) ride to my first box took one hour and 20 minutes. Having delivered the mail to half of my route, I was told to return to the office in the name of safety. This, of course, was the correct decision considering the icy conditions.

Postal carriers are professional drivers and Mr. Gregory must realize the difference between a few pizzas and 400 to 800 deliveries a letter carrier performs daily.

Jerry A. O'Brien, Martinez, Ga.