The Post Office is pretty much at the direction of Congress. Congress is the same people who refuse to take my suggestion to solve the Dayligh Savings Time dilema.
My answer? Turn the clocks by a half hour and leave them there. End of discussion and it solves the "too early/too late’ issue with a compromise.
Personally, I get my mail without the aded delay. I have this thing they call a Post Office Box. Our area is quite rural and delivery logistics can increase times.
Here all mail comes by plane from another island. If I mail a letter to someone on my own island it still goes off island and comes back. It sounds inefficient but actually is the FedEx idea to do all sorting and decisions at a central point.
When my mail hits my island it comes south to a Distribution Post Office. There it eaither goes to a carrier to drive to my house or it goes by truck to my Post Office and into my PO Box. If for some reason the truck can’t deliver it, it goes back up t othat distribution PO and then by truck to me. So in the off chand that there is an issue, just forcing it to my PO box can save an extra day.
My USPS packages come the same way. Nobody can steal them from my porch even if I had a porch.
So if people want the ‘convenience’ of home delivery, thern they have the inconvenience of relying upon the postal service having extra carriers, small delivery trucks, blue mailboxes at convenient locations and the associated costs.
So outbound mail I drop at the PO and the same with packages. Stand in line for postage? NO! I buy stamps at Costco (no waiting) and packages go out with postage I print from USPS.Com.
The Post Office employee behind thwe counter is Scott. I know him. He knows me. Sometimes he comes to our pot luck at the beach. I don’t ask him for favors but do ask the most efficient way to do things. Do each of you here in the forum know your delivery driver? If you do, there is a better chan\ce the correct package gets to your house and not a neighbors.
Granted our post office is a bet smnaller than yours. When I was moving here I had about 35 large boxes being shipped. I spoke with the Postmaster and the clercks for how to do that. I could walk into the post office and the clerk would tell me I had 3 boxes without even asking.
I have seen post office trucks delivering residential mail at 7pm here. So yes, if we needed to do every othe rday, I would say the residents here would not complain too much.