|The American mailbox|
Mailboxes here cost a small fortune. Especially when you live in a neighborhood where they all have to meet certain specifications, although the main specifications also seem to include a flimsy red flag to raise when you have outgoing mail in your box or a flimsy door that invariably falls open on a windy, rainy day, rendering your mail wet and maybe even blown away by the time you go to take it out of the bleedin' box!
Apparently it's a 'fun' hobby for some of the misguided youth of today to drive up and down a road with a baseball bat, knocking the crap out of the lines of mailboxes. Easy targets. Birds love mailboxes too. There's a handy wee perch above our particular box. If you don't regularly put Bird B Gone on there, the top of your mailbox will have a huge pile of bird poo within a day. I can think of better ways to spend my weekend than scraping bird poo off my mailbox or paying to get it repaired from baseball bat damage!
|Not exactly mailbox related, but oh dear!|
So much to say about mailboxes I hear you say? Who knew! It's just another wee difference between the UK and the USA I guess :) And I do like to talk... Till next time people :)