July 19th, 2008

Valentina

USPS - Mild Irritation

For starters, we live in a fairly rural area. This means rural mail carriers. Rural mail carriers means that your mail gets delivered by someone in their personal car (they straddle the middle of the car with one foot where the pedals are and the other foot on the other side) and often the only way you know that it's the mail is a bumper sticker that says US Mail and a magnetic orange light.

Our rural mail carrier is a nice lady. At least as far as I can tell as I've only spoken to her 3 times in the 10 years I've lived here. The problem is that she's not the greatest driver. A few months ago she backed over our neighbors mailbox and plowed it to the ground. (Okay, I confess, it was kind of funny.) This is not the first time she's done this.

Our problem is that she has created a ditch between the road and our mailbox. For some reason she needs to drive off the road to reach our mailbox. I'm not entirely sure why as I am fully able to reach the mailbox from my car without driving off the road. And I have very short arms. (Note, our mailbox is right on the road, thus my confusion.)

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