Who are these stupid people that make up these stupid laws? It is inconceivable to me that a majority of our elected officials are so stupid that they can all agree on this one.
Here is the scenario: I have an external mailbox, attached to the stucco of my house, near the front door. Yesterday I saw a person distributing flyers look through my mail before he left me his own flyer – in the mailbox, by the way, which is also against the law. If I had not been looking out the window, I would not have known that there was an unidentified person looking through my mail, and, further, I could not have known whether he took anything in that mail box.
I called a handyman to come to my house today to put a mail slot in my door. That way the mail would come directly into my house. Do you know what that handyman told me? He told me that it was AGAINST THE LAW to put in the slot; that unless the slot was already in the door, the mail carrier will not recognize it and the mail will be taken back to the post office.
What the hell does that mean “he will not recognize it?” Do I need to put up a sign with an arrow indicating that “this is a mail slot?” And directions as to what goes into the mail slot? I am trying to protect myself and I am told that the mail carrier won’t recognize it?
So…I called the post office and it was verified: that unless the slot was there before this stupid law (“stupid” is my word) the carrier will not use it. I said I was going on vacation for a month and I wanted to make sure my mail was safe. I was told I could put a “hold” on my mail and pick it up at the post office when I return. What if I return after 12:00pm on Saturday, or on Sunday for that matter? I can’t have my mail until Monday? What a crock that is. And is there no chance that the post office may lose my mail too?
I have to read “1984” again. I think that story has come true!