Friday, December 09, 2005

No Mail Today

I went out in the drifts to retrieve my mail today to discover--a post. Just a post. Apparently, a passing snowplow had decapitated my mailbox. It must have happened fairly early on during the blizzard. I know this because the box was completely covered in snow; I had to dig around to find it, and it's a black box. Also, there was no mail inside, so it must have gotten lopped off before 2 p.m.

I guess the pledge to deliver the mail doesn't include actually digging the box out of a snowbank, inserting the mail, and sticking the box back on the post. Even I wouldn't ask my trusty carrier for that level of service. I told Jim we need to duct tape the box to the post or something. In the meantime, my Entertainment Weekly will just have to wait till tomorrow.

On the plus side, my street seems to be the best-plowed in all of Lexington.


Blogger Tish G. said...

oh, you're definitely asking alot from the postman ;-)

btw, how much snow did you get out your way? We got about a foot out here in Chicopee. And even though my mailbox is on my apartmenth house, the mail service has been horrifically slow. Nothing like the holidays *and* snow to slow things down!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

We also got about a foot. And, as a footnote, on Saturday, the box was not only knocked off the post again, but nearly destroyed--it's now a mangled mess. I don't know whether a plow actually hit it or if it ended up in the street and got hit by a car. You can barely fit in the mail if you sort of twist your hand, so we did get mail on Saturday. I have to call the town and try to get restitution. The fact that there's a number to call tells me that it shouldn't be a big problem.

10:17 AM  

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