Remember when a mailbox was just a mailbox ?
Does it ease the pain of going for that utility bill if your mailbox resembles a swan, as in the case of a house near Main Street ?
Does it make the pain of after-Christmas credit card bills a little easier if your mailbox is a big daisy like the one south of town ?
Or does it help to decorate the mailbox each holiday? I noticed that the mailbox on North Street always decorates each holiday. Soon after Christmas the mailbox has red hearts for Valentines Day soon to be replaced with shamrocks.
I wonder if you are less apt to get another person’s mail if your name is Fox and your mailbox looks like a fox ?
I also question if you would get less junk mail if your mailbox looked like a pig like the one near Indianapolis ?
There is a wagon wheel mailbox on US 31 and a cow mailbox on US 41, a Garfield (cat) mailbox is on the south side of town and a Dalmatian (dog) mailbox on the north side of town.
Does a different mail box make your mail service better? More than likely, no. It might brighten up your letter carrier’s day, but he or she will still leave mail addressed to “occupant.”
At our house? We voted on a traditional one . . . one that, if knocked over again will do minimum damage to the automobile.