As we told you Wednesday night, the economic downturn has hit an unlikely target.
The United States Postal Service may be forced to cut mail delivery to five days instead of six.
The Post Office reports the largest drop in mail volume last year to 202 billion pieces, that's nine billion fewer than in 2007.
Postmaster General, John Potter, said delivery would be suspended on the lightest volume days.
That could be Saturday or even Tuesday.
USPS says this would come as a last option, possibly even five day delivery just once or twice a month in the summer months.
Tommy Stallings with Shamrock Chevrolet relies on mail delivery six days a week, but he says cutting back a day wouldn't hurt his business.
"Basically it would be like the bank having a holiday every week, as far as mail delivery goes and obviously lenders and people like that understand that during a holiday it may be delayed a day or two. That would have to be the case if they were to go forward and cut down to five days," Stallings says.
The next postal rate increase is scheduled for May.