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Letter: Perham Post Office should do a better job clearing its handicap ramp

So far, I am still a free man, but the rest of you walking up that deadly ramp to get your mail are on your own. I'm one person trying to make a difference!

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I think social responsibility is an important issue in any community. I flexed that responsibility the other day. I walk up the handicap ramp when I get my mail at the Perham Post Office, and the snow and ice removal on the ramp is a 3 out of 10.

The other day I fell and reported this to Janis, she said she would have someone put salt on it. The next day there was salt on it but not nearly enough. The day after that I addressed this problem again and found out this is out of Janis's hands (Janis is a 10 out of 10).

So the postmaster, I think, discussed this issue with me. She pointed out to me that there is a minimum standard on ice and snow removal and they are meeting that minimum standard. When I mentioned that old people like me, and older, are at risk of falling and something needs to be done, she said she would call the "Postal Security."

OMG, I ran out of there as fast as I could. I'm in a federal building asking a question about people's safety and that's her answer? After that, I called the local police department and the sheriff's office to see if I was just put on the most wanted list, and to get information about the "Postal Security."

No one had any knowledge of this secret government entity.

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So, so far, I am still a free man, but the rest of you walking up that deadly ramp to get your mail are on your own. I'm one person trying to make a difference!

Maybe this postal person should address my issues in the newspaper and tell her side and inform the citizens of their responsibility for their own safety.

I offered to shovel the ice and snow; she declined my offer. If it's a money issue, I will gladly purchase all the salt the Post Office would need! This is a perfect example of the world we live in today, don't rock the boat and ask questions. What is this, do we live in Canada?

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