Jim tries to call Singpost to opt-out of junk mail.
This is the reply from the Deputy Director of Mail Delivery, Mr Tay:
"he said that it was logistically and financially not advisable to sort between Government and business promotional mails so you cant op-out of one but not the other.
And according to him, both parties pay the same rate to deliver such mails and they have to be responsible to the their clients and their shareholders."
Ok, if Singpost cannot differentiate between junk mail and addressed mail, how can I trust them to successfully delivery any mail?
Think about it, if Singpost cannot differentiate between junk mail and addressed mail, they probably have bigger difficultly locating my address in my mail.
They probably have bigger difficulty sorting local mail from foreign mail.
What a great explanation, telling a hapless citizen that he will lose his Government letters if he opts-out on junk mail.
They sure have no difficulty ascertaining if I used enough stamps to send my mail. This tells us Singpost's priority.
On the second point about clients/shareholders. Aren't we, users of Singpost, their customers also? Don't customers have a big say in how they want their product? Are we now advertising cash cows for Singpost to milk?
Oh I just remembered. Singpost is the only mail delivery service in Singapore. We are forced to use them. No opting-out on this one.