From: "Zefram Cochrane"
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Subject: US Mailboxes
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 23:15:03 -0000
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"Michael A. Terrell" wrote in message
> My mail is usually picked up within 2 minutes of the delivery for
> just that reason. The box is at the end of my driveway and if I don't
> hear the mail truck, my retired father sees it, and goes to get it.
Why DO the USAns have mailboxes so far from their houses ? I've
never understood this. Other than in really rural areas with people hanging
some plastic horizontal drainpipe from their gate, the practice of having
a open-to-anybody mailbox so far from the house is unknown here.
Is it allowed to lock a mailbox (assuming the recipient provides the
lock and is OK about giving a key on request to the mail person) ?
> rednecks would get drunk on Friday and Saturday night, then drive along
> country roads with a baseball bat smashing every mailbox in sight.
What's a redneck ? Yes, well obviously I can understand from the context,
but what makes the neck red ? Are they ex-soldiers with additives
added to their blood to make them stay awake longer ?
> plate for the top, bottom, and door. Let one of the morons hit that,
> and he would probably break his wrist! :)
Do that here, and you'd be indicted/sued for assault ! Yep, really.
Richard [in PE12]