We did not get our mail delivered for four days because here in the the great white not-so north the post office has a policy. They will not deliver mail to a house that has not shoveled its pathway to the mailbox, i.e. the front walk. Now I agree with that policy for what it is, and given we make sure our sidewalks are shoveled regularly more-so than our front path, we can and do fall afoul of it.
What gets me is even when our walk is cleaned off the disingenuous bloody git still cuts across our yard, not even using the walk!! But whatever, I am not about to complain and possible screw up my mail service any more than it is.