Mac & Mac's Pick: For Those With Poor Handwriting

By WEEK Producer

December 23, 2011 Updated Dec 23, 2011 at 11:14 PM CDT

We also know how the U.S. Postal Service could save a lot of money.

Some of you out there could learen to write better. This is Salt Lake City's remote encoding center.

Basically, it's where U.S. mail that has terrible penmanship goes, to get figured out.

The actual envelope doesn't come here, just an image of it. Taken from a robat taht couldn't read it at processing facilities across the country.

Sometimes, it's just the zipcode that can't be read, and other times the ink has smeared.

Often, it's just good old fashioned bad penmanship.

Close to 1100 workers decipher addresses here, 24 hours a day.

Going through between 4 and 5 million pieces of mail a day, and there's another encoding center in Wichita doing the same thing.