Friday, March 6, 2009

The best route in America?

The good people over at the Postal Employees Newsgroup reported on a Nalcrest, FL, retirement community that is solely reserved for retired letter carriers. Sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC - get it?), the 153 acres has 500 apartments clustered in 66 one-story buildings around two large lagoons.

And yes, there is a no dog policy.

For a carrier this could be a dream route. Everyone knows you by name. Everyone understands the job you do. Everyone is sympathetic. There are 500 glasses of water waiting for you on hot days. Christmas cookies arrive year round. "Thank you's" float through the air.

But it could be bad, too. Imagine every one of your patrons thinking they could do a better job than you? And God forbid, a misdelivery. And you better not be late. What do you think?

Read all about it at the Postal Employees Newsgroup and a story on the community at National Geographic. The NALC link is here.

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