Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Friends don't let friends let their post offices become banks

If Canada Post ever proposes to offer banking services, fight it if you can. A lot of post offices in Europe (Portugal, France, Spain, Hungary) act as banks as well as post offices, and it really slows buying a stamp down. Even the UK's Royal Mail offers insurance and accepts tax payments and other transactions that involve people spending a lot of time with postal workers.

I thought it was bad enough when Canada Post started selling teddy bears and Royal Mint Harry Potter coins. At least you can still move through the line-up at a decent pace.