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      Tuesday, July 08, 2008

09:32 AM - 07/08/2008

The topic: *Sigh*


We've got a mailbox alert system in our mailbox.  When the door to the mailbox is opened, an alarm in the house goes off.  Very annoying loud beep and it continues every five minutes for an hour, unless you push the button to stop it.  After the hour, a red light stays on, just in case you didn’t hear the loud beep.

We did our shopping yesterday after the mail was delivered, so the mailbox alert had been reset.

This morning, Brian had an envelope to put in the mailbox on his way to work. The alert sounded. Then he came in the house. Then he went back outside. Then he came back in the house. I asked what was going on.

It seems, someone put a firecracker in our mailbox. And it exploded in our mailbox.  Nothing was hurt, there was just a mess of burnt powder and paper.

But why on earth didn’t the alarm go off when the door was opened?  Unless whoever did it barely opened the mailbox door and just dropped the firecracker in, like say, from the passenger seat of a car.

You know, if one of these things hit the pine needles on our bank, it would be not a good thing.  Not a good thing at all.

Rat bastards.

Isn’t tampering with a mailbox a federal offense?  I guess the little juvenile delinquents forget that.  I can’t tell you how many mailboxes I’ve seen bashed in or destroyed because of some idiot having fun at someone else’s expense.  There’s one house I pass that has put up a mailbox at least half a dozen times in the last 8 years.

Posted by Lisa @ Friday, July 11, 2008 - 2:03:06 PM

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