<I>The line at the U.S. Post Office, 645 Vt., continues to grow in the late afternoon. Why won't the manager hire additional clerks to help out? </I>
Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds insists the average wait for customers in line is five minutes or less. He said lines sometimes become long during peak periods such as lunch time, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Another peak period is after people get off work, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The main post office generally has from three to five customer clerks, Reynolds said.
Customers who don't want to fight a crowd at the main post office can go to Jayhawk Station, 1901 W. 31st St. They also can find postal services in Dillons grocery stories, Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, and Orchards Drug, 1410 Kasold Drive, Reynolds said.