Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thank Goodness for Positive Changes
When we arrived in Chuuk, the FSM Postal service office was here. Kind of a rough look'in place in side, very hot, dark and dusty from the roads. There really was very little organization and a lot of packages got lost.
For packages they had to go up steep stairs, they had NO organization what so ever, it was completely crazy. We felt so bad for these workers. They also had to get everyone's mail. There were NO mail boxes here. This place was always busy - you would walk in, write your box number down on a clipboard and wait until one of the postal workers was available. Sometimes it seemed like you had to wait for hours to know if you had mail or not. If you had to pickup packages it could be even longer because they would have to locate them. We really are not exaggerating. This was totally insane and the busiest post office we have ever seen. Many of the people here have relatives who send them large boxes of stuff all the time so there was always a line up.
This is Johnson and he normally never smiles. Most times he seems kinda ornery, but today he had a new haircut and Sister Tiffany told him it looked nice, thanked him for his help, then asked if we could take his picture. He was very nice to us and said Yes. He is also very happy with the new Post Office. Even though we have a new post office and things are not getting lost, you still should tape up your packages really well.