18 December 2008

Postmaster to Hillsborough: "Stay Home"

In a recent letter to the editor of one of our local newspapers, the Hillsborough postmaster urged customers to stay home this holiday season. Instead of visiting the 08844 post office on Amwell Road, he suggested they should buy stamps by mail, or make use of the USPS web site.

I have to agree! I wrote about my own post office woes in 2007, and a year later, I'm not sure anything has changed. The post office is slow, slow, slow.

It seems as if the postmaster has given up trying to speed things up in there. Maybe he doesn't have the resources, or maybe the lethargy is so entrenched there is no way out. In any case, his letter to the editor is clearly a letter of surrender.

We accept, unconditionally!


  1. Greg

    That place should be closed down. It is slower then the original pony express.


  2. Okay, I'll admit it. I screwed up and now I have to make a trip to the post office this morning.

    If you don't hear from me in a week...

  3. Hughes

    Make sure that you don't go until after 10 AM. That is when the customer’s windows open. What a joke. It should be mandatory that the Post Master put on a disguise and wait on line so that he gets some of the medicine he is dishing out.


  4. I found the secret: go to the Belle Mead Post Office on Route 206.

    There were only three customers in there, plenty of parking, and I was in and out in about three or four minutes.

  5. I wrote about the various operating hours of all of the local post offices last year.

    Look here