I was a mail carrier for a few months while working my way thru college,, (well... part way thru,,, I did penetrate,, but there was no satisfaction )
My route was thru "the hood" and at one point req'd entering a 3 story "public housing" building where the people actually had the mail drop slots in their hallway doors..on each dark ****y smelling floor
I soon discovered why the old folks did not go out to the lobby for their mail.
One "Social Security Check Delivery Day" I had 3 "hoodlums" try to get my bag...
I discovered the USPS issued dog spray is effective on Humanoid eyeballs too
After 2 fled , and I administered a few kicks to the ribs of the one who was whining on the floor... I asked the PM if I needed to file a report , it being a Federal Offense... he said "don't mention it again"..." I hate paperwork",, and I agreed..
this was 45 years ago btw.....