I love living in Oak Park and count my blessings as to all its great attributes. But (you knew there was a "but") what gives with our Post Office on Lake Street? This is one institution in our village that really needs major change. For years, my friends and I have compared notes as to how long we have waited in line. I mean, waiting is part of life, but it's just out of hand at this post office. The other day, while I stood fifth in line for the service desk and it got to be close to 15 minutes with no movement, I thought, this is it, I have to at least write a letter. At the same time, the passport line was 10 people deep, hardly moving, and then that clerk came over to interrupt the work flow of the customer service clerk. Wow.
It's probably a difficult, tedious job, but when I go to other post offices in the area, none of these places are as slow as what's housed inside our large, beautiful building on Lake Street. I hope this gets some attention. They need additional staffing or some big change.
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