The in basket: I learned a lesson recently in mailing something
at one of those drive-up mailboxes outside post offices, in this
case, the one in Port Orchard.
One recent Monday, I happened to be returning a couple of Netflix DVDs shortly before 1 p.m., the designated time for collection of the mail in the four outside boxes. When the DVDs didn’t slide away from me into Box Number 1 as I expected, I reached in and found it so full that I could pull out my mail and a lot more. I put everything back and checked Box 2. Same thing, and Box 3 was just as full. Only Box 4 had room for the mail to slide out of reach.