I think it’s safe to say that the USA is the only major country in the world where people still regularly send checks in the mail. Which is one reason this is so shocking:
Saying the U.S. Postal Service "is in a severe financial crisis," Postmaster General John E. Potter is asking Congress to allow him to cut mail delivery from six days to five days a week.
Sure, Potter, go to five days a week. But not until we have an easy and universal way of making payments to companies and individuals.