I ordered a Christmas present for Sara which was extremely fragile. Since I could go on about the USPS for QUITE some time if I get going, I am presenting these pictures mostly without comment:
I will say that, through some herculean packing efforts on the part of the sender, the gift inside was not damaged.
The efforts of the USPS strike me as…less than herculean.
(Unless you consider throwing things around and destroying them herculean, which, you do have a point there.)