Two recent letters to the editor of the Courier News - one written by fellow Board of Education member Wolf Schneider - serve to remind us of the sorry state of affairs at the Hillsborough Post Office.
This is a topic I have tackled previously. In October of 2007 I detailed the fact that of all the area Post Offices, Hillsborough has the shortest hours. Six weeks later, I wrote about the appalling lack of urgency exhibited by the postal workers at the counter. With long lines snaking around inside the building, the employees move like they are underwater, or perhaps taking a space walk.
A year later, the Hillsborough Postmaster seemed to signal his surrender by writing a letter to the editor urging residents to stay home - buy stamps by mail, use the USPS website.
We have had our own "Hillsborough" Post Office for less than a decade. You would think that it would be able to survive more than eight or nine holiday seasons before devolving into the complete mess that exists today.
Maybe we need someone like chef Gordon Ramsay to come in and completely overhaul the place, like he does on his "Kitchen Nightmares" show.
On second thought, after witnessing the abominable service, he'd probably just yell, "Shut it down! Shut it down!"