Thursday Doors 21 May • Making Sense For The Postman

Thursday Doors 21 May • Making Sense For The Postman

In one of my previous posts I had focused on the number of doorbells per door, as an indication of the number of singles, couples or families living behind that door. But how does the postman make any sense of that?

Letterbox to the side
Letterbox to the side
Another letterbox to the side
Another letterbox to the side

One door, one name, one doorbell and one letterbox. Not much can go wrong here… so you think. Unless you’ve got an illiterate postman, or one one who doesn’t give a s***. Every year I receive dozens of letters that are clearly addressed to someone else. With a different address and a different zip-code. I stopped my mailman twice to confront him about it, quite nicely that is. At first. The grumpy bastard just didn’t give me any indication he gave a flying f***! Or maybe he was just masking his illiteracy. Or maybe both.

Another vertical letterbox beside the door
Another vertical letterbox beside the door
Letterboxes to the side and in the doors
Letterboxes to the side and in the doors

One thing I grant him, things can become a bit confusing, like in the above case. Which letterbox to use for #82? Or does it even matter?

Letterboxes to the side and in the doors 2
Another case of letterboxes to the side and in the doors
3 Letterboxes to the side
3 Letterboxes to the side
4 Letterboxes to the side
4 Letterboxes to the side
4 Letterboxes in the door
4 Letterboxes in the door

My postman isn’t the only one struggling. Delivery guys (girls) of door-to-door advertising folders and door-to-door weeklies have a hard time knowing what to deliver where. Hence the stickers you see

NO door-to-door advertising folders. NO door-to-door weeklies.

NO door-to-door advertising folders. YES to door-to-door weeklies.

Making Sense For The Postman for Norm‘s Thursday Doors 21 May.

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4 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 21 May • Making Sense For The Postman

  1. You have some good ones here,even if the postman might get a bit confused. We get mail addressed to former tenants of our rental house, but in so many different names that I wonder how long ago they lived here. We write “Return to sender. Not at the address.” and put them back in the mail. The post office probably dumps them, but I did my best. 🙂

    janet

  2. Some real beauties in this collection. Third from the end #86 is my favourite.
    Years ago when I lived in the city there was a gentleman at the same address number as me but one street over who would sometimes receive my mail by mistake. He was always kind enough to walk it over to me.

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