In our town, there are no mail trucks or mail delivery people. There is no "on demand parcel pickup" or vacation mail holds. There are not any mailboxes on the streets because there is no mail delivery. There is only the Post Office.
If you want to mail something, you go to the Post Office. If you want to GET your mail, you go to the Post Office. If you want to know what's going on in town, you read the bulletin boards and notices at the Post Office. If you want to chat with your friends, you go to the Post Office (around 10:00 for the older folks, or around 11:15 for those with Kindergarteners or around 3:00 for those with gradeschoolers). Just don't go between 12:00 and 1:00 because they are closed for lunch.
Now, as if all that were not service enough to our community, our post office also doubles as a produce exchange. Throughout the gardening season you can occasionally find boxes of squash, onions, carrots, etc. outside the post office that were left by gardeners with a bit of excess. This produce is there to be taken home by whoever in town wants it. It's a pretty good system. I picked up quite a few odds and ends for the dehydrator throughout the summer, and just last week scored a couple of boxes of apples. Not bad for a trip to the post office. :)