17 years ago
I was driving down the street we'd owned a home on some 20 years ago,
and turned to glance at our old abode. That's when I saw the mailbox in
front of thge house right next to our old one.
It was like a dream come true...
Like many others with streetside mailboxes we'd suffered with local
"yoots" making sport of knocking them down with their vehicles. I'd
often thought of sinking an "indestructible" post into the ground, but
listened to SWMBO's brother the lawyer, who warned me I'd likely be in
deep doo doo if someone got injured driving into it, particularly in
this liberal and litigeous state we live in. (Taxachusetts)
Apparantly whoever's living there now decided to take their chances on
that, 'cause here's what their mailbox looks like:
The box is about a foot higher than USPS regs. I'd guess that whoever
set that I-beam into the ground ran into a big rock while digging the
hole, and didn't have anything handy to cut the beam shorter.