Sunday, February 11, 2007

"Deceased" mailbox

According to reporter Wendy Brown of The New Mexican, a group of New Mexico apartment residents have turned their broken mailbox into a shrine of sorts.

A car smashed into it after a big snowstorm New Year's weekend. Damaged it beyond repair, the local postmaster is quoted in the article as sayng they will be getting a new one "soon".
In the meantime, residents have had to pick up their mail at Santa Fe's main post office and have festooned their "deceased" mailbox with flowers, a cross, candles, and notes of sympathy.

According to the article, one resident even went so far as to duct-tape an older, smaller mailbox to the top of the inoperative mailbox in an futile attempt to get a mail carrier to deliver the mail at that location instead of having to pick her mail up.
However, the carrier told her she had to take the smaller mailbox down because "the duct tape was defacing federal property."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM