In Ireland, post comes to the door and into your mailslot. Sometimes this means the postman drives down a long laneway to deliver the items. This costs money.
When An Post, the Irish national postal service, announced it would like to convert to a laneside drop-off service, more than 750 people expressed their displeasure at losing an element of their rural lifestyle. Having lived a rural lifestyle with end-of-lane mail service, I can say that I didn't feel deprived. Having to subsidise rural residents during a time of burgeoning labour costs, I'm a little miffed that I must give my tax money to mail service when it could be better spent for hospital beds or support of the homeless.