Mail box, mail truck, mail man....these have become iconic expressions in our culture. But today there are so many variations it renders the icons out of date.
The mail "man" might actually be female. The mail "box" has taken on all sorts of shapes. And the mail "truck" is now a van, SUV, bicycle, boat, even a donkey!
But icons live on. The mail is such a part of every one's life that they can all relate to it. There is such a basic understanding of the overall purpose and meaning of the service that the public gets it no matter what forms it takes.
A more accurate description of what we do might be, "A mail person arrives by some form of transportation and delivers to some form of dedicated receptacle."
Kind of dry, but the mission is still simple.
Can we continue? Can we fulfill my centuries old dream of a united postal delivery?
Weigh in here and let me know!