For John, BLUF: The Post Office is a Government Service and not a profit making business. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Not only was Jefferson Davis the worst Democratic President in our history, but apparently his Post Office wasn't very good either.
In that regard, the Lowell Post Office is excellent, and when my Father was still alive I could mail a letter to him in Huntington Beach, California, on a Saturday and find him calling me on Monday about that letter. You can't get any better than that.
That said, while I love the convenience of the automated postal center in the lobby, it can be slow to dispense postage. Last night, after closing, a gentleman was trying to mail a package to Fullerton and twice purchased the postage (about $2.35), since the first time didn't seem to work, but then by banging on the machine he was able to get it to cough up the label with the postage. I have had the same experience, except I walked away to check my PO Container and sort through my mail and when I walked back the postage had mysteriously appeared.
Regards — Cliff