From: "Rod Speed"
Subject: Re: US Mailboxes
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 10:28:17 +1100
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Zefram Cochrane wrote in message
> Michael A. Terrell wrote
>> 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.
Basically for more convenient delivery by the mail delivery monkey.
And it aint just the USAns either.
> Other than in really rural areas with people hanging
> some plastic horizontal drainpipe from their gate,
Some of ours are much bigger than that, can be a dead fridge etc.
> the practice of having a open-to-anybody
> mailbox so far from the house is unknown here.
Sure, and you lot used to have serfs too.
> 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 ?
Whiteys sunburn easily.
> Are they ex-soldiers with additives added to
> their blood to make them stay awake longer ?
Nar, they have to buy those for themselves.
>> 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]