I'm in college/uni and I'm back home right now. I receive mail like paychecks or things I order. Sometimes some other miscellaneous stuff like ads or who knows what. My parents regularly check the mail, bring everything back, and just open everything. When I asked if they could just let me open my mail since I'd like to and it's my right, they said “it doesn't matter anyway, we're a family, and I pay your tuition. So you shouldn't be so selfish and stupid to care about this.” How do I navigate around this issue? My only avenue is trying to get to the mailbox before them.
Currently living at home, parents refuse to stop opening my mail.
EDIT: I do not currently have access to a vehicle. For a variety of factors involving parents being unable to teach me and no money to spend on driving lessons (they're pretty expensive!), I cannot drive. Even if I could drive I would have no vehicle access regardless.
EDIT: Biking to the Post Office *mightbe feasible but the safest way is 5 miles uphill on narrow, winding roads that are dangerous for cars and bikes.