It would benefit the U.S. Postal Service in the long run if they’d ceased nickel and dime-ing the customers to death — a penny here and a penny there which is just plain aggravating. It would be more practical making the rate hike to the nearest five cents, be it $.50 or $.55, and leave it at that. The increase overall to the individual is so small, one wouldn’t really notice. Just keeping up with inflation and no different than grocery shopping where few count pennies.