I recently stopped at the post office, and immediately noticed the zip code books were not available for use. It was like an old friend was missing.
After asking, I learned one (count-ONE) person said the books should be removed because they were “outdated!” Zip codes were created and assigned in 1963. They remain effective and current 59 years later! There is NO outdate. Yes, as cities have grown, some codes have been added, but zip codes are not shuffled and reassigned like a deck of cards.
Instead of being independent and perfectly capable of looking up a zip code, I am now, along with hundreds of other users, required to stand in line. I must wait to have a postal worker look up a needed zip code, while holding up the line of patrons waiting for assistance in mailing packages. Higher-up USPS administrative leadership made a foolish decision, requiring our local post office to remove this valuable, necessary and appreciated service.