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July 12, 2013



I can never remember my Plus Four digits. I appreciate that zip codes make life easier for the post office, but it does make me sad when a complete street address without a zip code is returned to sender as undeliverable.

Pat P

I remember when the zip was implemented, and the blue mailbox on the corner (and probably all other mailboxes) had big Mr Zip figures added to them. Not sure why the +4 seems to be so unimportant. What's the point of having it if no one uses it. I have seen it automatically added to my address by some businesses.

BTW, speaking of typewriters, it is being reported that the Kremlin is returning to the use of typewriters because of all the security leaks associated with computers. Who'd have thought.

Joan Clarke

I remember the campaign to implement the ZIP code. Before that we had a 2 digit zone code. I DO use my 4 digit extension number. I have a hard enough time getting mail since my house is in the wrong block for the address I have. I'm at 3700 in the block of 3600's! It's a mess when we get a new delivery person.

Karl Fry

I use the + 4 all the time. Seems to help speed up delivery, or so I tell myself!

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