Hillsboro Post Office.
Praise, where praise is due!
I have heard that phrase many times over the years, but probably not since my youth.
In my opinion, although it may not be shared with many, a few words of praise and appreciation for a job well done is worth more than what one might expect, including monetary gain.
Praise does more than anything else to encourage us to want to do more, do things better and do things more efficiently.
The Hillsboro postal service is by far the most considerate, efficient and effective post office I have ever experienced. I have lived in the state’s largest cities for almost 50 years. Prior to that, I lived in other metropolitan areas in other states. I also have family throughout the country. Nowhere have I experienced better service than by our postal clerk and our carriers.
Our clerk, Jordan Workman, has always been pleasant and efficient. Our carriers, Loretta Kelley and Danielle Tuttle, have always gone beyond expectation. They deliver things to the door when they will not fit in the mailbox. Errors on my part, or from mail coming to me with an incorrect address or zip code, have been delivered.
In contrast, mail I sent to my family members, friends or others with slight errors on addresses or zip codes, a unit number missing, despite everything else being correct, are not delivered or do not make it to their destination. In some cases, over the years, even with no errors, and confirming the address being correct, mail was unwarrantedly returned to me as undeliverable.
Thank you, Hillsboro Post Office personnel, for a job well done and may it continue in the future. Personally, I appreciate that you put names before numbers in order of importance.
The border issue has become very divisive in the U.S. Many feel that immigration on the current scale is perfectly acceptable with many millions crossing our borders every year, and we need to help the poor of the world by allowing as many that can reach our borders to emigrate to the US under the pretext that those who are economically challenged deserve asylum.
The asylum laws this administration is misapplying do not cover poverty.
The world has 719 million living in extreme poverty defined as living on $2.15 or less a day with billions more living in some degree of poverty.
If you support this approach, how many millions of poorly educated individuals with poor to no English language skills can this country accept. We have little to no information on many that cross our borders or over a million who have done so in a fashion to escape from the border processing centers.
Many terrorist groups worldwide have a desire to carry out attacks in the U.S., the ease at crossing the border increases the likelihood of such attacks.
Do you really think we have unlimited resources when we are spending ourselves into a worthless dollar? Do I feel compassion for the poor of the world? I do, but am I willing to turn the U.S. into a Third World Country? The answer is a resounding no.
If you support unlimited emigration which is what we are experiencing, time for you to step up and invite these families to live with you and pay all the bills from your own, and not taxpayer, funds.
If you are unwilling to do this, maybe it is time for you to reevaluate your position on this issue.