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11/26/2011 7:30:00 AM
Writer upset post office banned stroller

To the Editor,

On Nov. 21 I was told by Darlyn Jackson, the postmaster here in Rhinelander, that she did not want me to bring my stroller into the post office citing that they lost a door window to a stroller last year.

I do not believe that the local postmaster should be allowed to make such on-the-spot discriminatory "rules" for the rest of us to follow-without even having signs posted. What next: ban wheelchairs?

Ms. Jackson would be wise to consider that children should not be left in cars while a parent is in the Post Office. Also a child in a stroller can't reorganize the Priority Mailers while a parent is conducting business or dart into the busy parking lot while a parent juggles several bills, catalogs and packages.

If you disagree with the local postmaster I encourage you push your stroller full of civil disobedience and next generation of shoppers over to the Rhinelander Post Office and let Ms. Jackson know how you feel, I will continue to.

Joshua Kunzman Rhinelander

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011
Article comment by: David Ritchie

Guns I understand, but stroller!!! one time then now all are banned. That seems a little over the top! thats like saying " people with children not welcom"

Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Article comment by: josh johnson

What if no one last year or this year broke a window at the post office with a stroller? . Personally knowing the window clerks at the post office this is the case.

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011
Article comment by: Cathy Stange

What concerns me even more is the fact that it only took a stroller to break glass. This should be tempered glass. I would hate to see what could have happened to the child or even the parent pushing the stroller. This is more of a safety concern than the postmaster may realize.

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011
Article comment by: T Johnson

I do not think it is right for the postmaster to make such a rule. I am sure many strollers go in and out of the post office, I know I have with my children. Not that long ago a car drove into the paper mill entrance. Should they have the right to say no one is allowed to drive a vehicle near their building. I know that sounds crazy but so does the notion of not allowing strollers in the post office.

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011
Article comment by: Craig Strid

Door glass protection bars protect the glass by taking the impact and work wonderful on public relations.

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