Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mailbox Improvement Week

USPS is asking its customers to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 15 to 21.

According to the Postal Service, "Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of the community and makes delivering and receiving mails safer for carriers and customers."

A few years ago, Alfred Meyer wrote a fun little article, Raising the Red Flag, in Mother Earth News about getting and installing a mailbox for his new home in the country.

He writes the following about Mailbox Improvement Week, " I envisioned an entourage of beribboned postal inspectors cruising up the county road in an open stretch limo. Then I heard the chief thunder to his underlings, on a megaphone and while pointing to my box, "Now, there, you clods, is a rural receptacle the service can be proud of. Stop the car. Get its address, Smithers. I intend to see it receives the Neither Rain Nor Shine Award at once."

To read the entire piece, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 8:32 PM