January 5, 2012 Leave a comment
Recently I mailed a bill using one of the curb side mailboxes. As I placed my bill into the slot I could feel another envelope. It was at an angle and stuck just inside the opening.
I reached in, loosened it and let the letter slide into the box. Then I dropped mine in making sure it too slid down the gullet of the mailbox.
This is not the first nor the second time I have come across letters stuck this way.
This past Christmas as I started to insert several Christmas cards into the mailbox I could feel three or four envelopes lodged in there. Several people had gone ahead of me in their vehicles and dropped off their mail. I’m not sure if the envelopes were there’s or not because there was still plenty of room for letters to pass over the stuck ones and slide into the mailbox.
This obviously happens all the time and it’s not hard to guess that some people could take the stuck envelopes out and keep them. Imagine someone getting your checks and personal information or even gift cards.
Note, taking someone else’s mail is a federal offense.
So the next time you drop a letter in a mailbox be sure it slides all the way down. Otherwise that bill payment or Christmas card may not make it to its destination.