there's been a bit of a brouhaha in my neighborhood regarding the placement of mailboxes. many homes received notice that mail delivery would stop if the mailboxes weren't fixed by a given deadline. the offending boxes are too far from the curb. by about 2 inches, according to folks who have addressed the problem.
the post office needs the extra cash to pay for delivery of the notices and to cover the medical expenses of the carriers harmed by the incorrect placement of boxes.
you know, Ron Paul said he would legalize competition in first class mail delivery. i can't remember the last time UPS or FedEx threatened to stop delivering to my house if i didn't move closer to their distribution hub.