On a somewhat related note, is there a problem with USPS and New York City? I've noticed that mail both going in and out of NYC (that I am sending or receiving) consistently takes longer than pretty much anywhere else in the United States excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Are all NYC mail carriers like Newman?
I think there's a problem with the USPS in general. In LA it's so bad that it's become a staple of local news, and my congressional rep has even had meetings with the Postmaster General. Every single time I see the mail being delivered, it's a new person doing it. Last week was extra special, when there were two guys doing it together, and we still didn't get our mail until after 7:00 pm.