Canaan, where would they put those and how much would that cost? Are we going to put a huge building in every neighborhood/small town just for PO Boxes? Even if they fired every carrier and used their salaries to pay for the buildings, they would need that many more clerks (or convert carriers to clerks, thus not getting rid of anybody) to still sort the mail there. Or they can hire people to do it minimum wage, which is what everybody really wants.
One possible idea would be to offer Saturday delivery to your PO Box if you would like to rent one, but space would go quickly. There'd be a waiting list. Surely a lot people would say screw it and just wait, but a lot wouldn't believe me. Maybe it's taken for granted, but people want their mail. I hate the fact that the word service is slowly draining away from our name.
When I worked the window some of the older folks would tell me that they had to go to the corner or a designated place to get their mail. I imagine that was in the days of housewives and a much smaller population. A lot of the newer developments have what they call "cluster boxes" where all the mail is delivered in one group of boxes. Would be tough/space prohibitive to include everybody
I can't wait until people flood the post office on a Saturday to ask if the clerk can just go back and grab their mail for them. People need those gubment checks!!!!