March 28, 2000
by Edmund Tsang
The Harbinger reported in late February that in Y2K, mail delivery for The Harbinger via bulk mailing had slowed from two-to-three days between the time the paper arrived at the main post office at 36601 to when it arrived at a reader's home in the 36604 zip code prior to Y2K, to as long as fifteen days in February, 2000 for the same route (Vol. XVIII, No. 11, 2/22-3/14, 2000).
Karen Jackson of the customer affairs division of the Mobile Post Office told The Harbinger then that "it was unacceptable." After she began tracking the paper, Ms. Jackson said last week it is now averaging "two to four days" for the post office to deliver a Harbinger.
According to a Harbinger reader who resides in the 36606 zip code, the paper mailed on March 14 at the main post office on St. Joseph Street arrived at his home on March 17. A Harbinger reader who resides in the 36609 zip code received the same issue on March 18, while the same issue arrived in a home in the 36604 zip code on March 21. Ms. Jackson said last week that she hopes the Post Office will be able to maintain the two-to-four day schedule in delivering a Harbinger, now that it has become aware of earlier problems.