The mailman is just one example of the vast culteral differences between the US and Britain. In Britain, the humble postman is a figure of fun whom it is entirely legal to harm physically.
In America, the mailman is an imposing figure, often commanding a six-figure salary. Joining the U.S. Postal service is considered one of the most manly things you can do, hence the etymology, Male-Man.

In America, all mail-women were required to have a partial sex change until 1972. Texas is the only remaining state to enforce this law.

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