Between beer sold on the same counter where a postal order or water payment is taken, life usually takes place in Livracao, the parish of Marco de Canaveses, in the north of the country.
There, the Universal Postal Service (SPU) was provided at a café deportivo, where coffee, juice and toast served users like Manuel Andrade, 86, who is looking forward to "two in one" establishment.
"To the left is for mail, to the right is to order a drink," says Manuel Andrade, explaining that if there is someone who will interrupt the confidentiality of the SPU, "the master of the coffee will impose respect."
Amadeu Costa, 74, also cohabits without embarrassment between letters and orders and slaughtering coffee and beer.
"I like a lot of things, because I like beer, and I want to stop in a café, to play in Swedish, and it does not interfere with anyone."
Ana Ribeiro, 25, believes that the most important thing in Livracau is to have a CTT close to the population, in a "transition zone" and does not see any problems in the same respect and coffee.
Coordinator of National Association of Striga (ANAFRE) in Portou, Nuno Fonseca, claims that the opening of CTT stations in "caricatous" places is worrying.
"We have cases that are caricatures: in insurance, in a supermarket, in a café, in office supplies. Almost said: in the middle of two cafes and beers registered correspondence or is cautious It's worrying," says Nuno Fonseca.
According to ANAFRE, the main concern of the CTT closure plan, which has been in progress since 2014, is the "loss of public service".
Still in the north, in Paredes municipality, the CTT station was born in Papelaria Cunha, about 200 meters from the CTT / Bank store.
Rosa Maria, Ms. Da Cunha, says letters, orders and "everything warned" occurred in June 2017 for its establishment.
Asked why she offers SPU in a shop office near the CTT store, the owner only states that this is "surplus value" because the schedule is much more flexible "for customers.
For Lus, CTT said they "increased the number of points, maintaining the capillary capacity of the network to match the quality of clients' needs and the close population, stimulating the local economy in cases of association with private partners."
The official source of CTT adds that "all stores provide advice on providing services, whether they are registers, bundled items and orders".
But Suzana Costa, a customer in Cunha, discovered she could not pay a ticket to the CTT store and was sent to the station.
Adelina Pinto, an office material client, also believes that the "secrecy" and "confidentiality" to which the SPU is linked can not be ensured by births of CTT sites in places that are not traditional.
"I think it's even more unpleasant," said Adelina Pinto, who finds it "odd" that she is not able to pick up an order at the CTT de Paredes store and have been sent to the scene.
Official data shows that there are 2,386 CTT stations in Portugal, where "more than 100,000 customers per day" pass and that the closure plan closed 53 stores so far.
At Lucy, CTT indicated that the plan was not closed for replacements, as the retail network's assessment was "permanent".
"We have progressed with several tens of replacements, the fastest step by the end of this year, to start a new phase of investment in mail and logistics in 2019," CTT said.
The closure plan phase can be "completed by the end of the year", but CTT assumes that 2019 and 2020 will be the year of "replacement on site" in cases where it would be desirable to have mail.
State Secretary for Infrastructure Guilherme d 'Oliveira Martins, who is in charge of communications, has already announced that the government will not tolerate the "margin" of "incapacity" or "non-enforcement" in the SPU.
Lusa tried to find out from CTT how many stores closed in the north of the country, but the official source only said they did not sort these values. "