Your Post Office at work

Here’s a perfect example of your government at work.
 
My wife receives a watercolor instructional video view snail mail once per month. The VHS tape is mailed in a Post Office designed and approved box, and is delivered to a Post Office designed and approved mailbox.
 
The problem ?  See the photos. The mailperson opens the back of the mailbox, via a single large door, and is greeted by an open grid array much like the cardboard interleaved spacers used to compartmentalize boxes.  The delivered cardboard box slides right in, with about a quarter inch to spare. However on the ‘customer’ side of the mailbox, there are individual doors requiring a bezel with a locking keylatch. From this side of the approved mailbox, the approved mailing container can’t be removed without either severely distorting its shape, or cutting it open in place to remove its contents, then the shredded box.
 
Interestingly, the same ‘mailbox’ has two containers on the end for ‘oversized’ items that don’t fit into the standard slots, but the mailpersons are either blissfully ignorant, or too lazy to use them.
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