Post offices used to be awesome.
Maybe the modern postal service could look to the past to help make the lines more bearable?
“Most postmasters were also storekeepers selling liquor by the drink on the premises. The federal government mandated that post offices open every day, and this overrode whatever state and local laws might require Sunday closings. The post office thus became a conspicuous exception to general Sabbath observance in small-town America. On Sundays many men would flock to the local post office after church to pick up their mail and have a drink.”
– Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. New York: Oxford UP, 2007. (229)
Fun times, no? But this was in the 1820s, back when America was an alcoholic nation.