Regular readers will recall that last week I embarked on a rigorous scientific study of mail delivery timetables across the United States.
I am now pleased to present the results.
The reason I get my mail at 4 o’clock in the afternoon is that the mail route goes like this:
10:30am – Twin Cities, MN
11:00 am – Ft. Worth and Dallas, TX
11:05 am – Round Rock, TX
11:30 am – St. Louis, MO
2:00 pm – Canada
4:00 pm – my house in Austin, TX
4:01 pm – the last house on the route, which is in San Carlos, CA
That swing through Missouri and Canada eats up a lot of time, doesn’t it? But then ZOOM.