July 5, 2018 12:10 am at 12:10 am #1552551
I. M. ShluffinParticipant
I feel like that’s what people look at when they see my house. And I’m wondering if it’s worth it to upgrade for all my fans. My neighbors across the street have such a lovely one – it’s bright orange and looks like a boat engine. I’m thinking the $10-30K range. Does anyone have any suggestions, or an opinion on whether it’s really worth it? Honestly, I’m torn.July 5, 2018 1:19 am at 1:19 am #1552592
It is extremely important for every bessere mentsch to have the fanciest box on the block. This is an excellent topic. Soon enough we’ll have CTLawyer here bragging, in high terms that give plausible deniability to it’s being a brag, about the upper class decor his mailbox gracing his neighborhood. And how his Yekke Grandpa set the standard for this 150 years ago in America.July 5, 2018 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1553402
Get a mailbox cut out in your front doorrJuly 5, 2018 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #1553413
Hey guys, remember it’s the Three Weeks.July 5, 2018 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1553412
More than 30 years ago the Post Office changed the rules and new construction streets/developments don’t get front door delivery of mail. They either require cluster boxes at the end of the street or boxes on posts at the curb for delivery from mail vehicles. Our house was grandfathered for front door delivery, but when we built the house next door for my late MIL A”H we were required to put a post and box at the curb. We moved our box to the curb about 15 years ago because I don’t wish to shovel snow from the front walk in the winter. The family and guests all come up the driveway and use the walkway and stairs to the side entry.July 5, 2018 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1553410
We have an ordinary black metal mailbox on a 4×4 wooden post at the curb. The box sells for about $19 at Home Depot. Every couple of years the town snow plows will hit and destroy the box and pole during a storm clean up. The town will only replace this basic style and post. No reason to invest in anything fancier.
Sorry to shatter your illusions.July 5, 2018 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1553429
Midwest2, not as rudely phrased as before, but still not the nicest thing to say.July 5, 2018 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1553425
There are mailboxes that cost $10k? And more!?
Crazy.. hard to imagine a mailbox costing more than $500-1,000 tops. I’d believe that someone out there would spend $500-1,000 on some handmade wood-carved, and/or painted mailbox.
But, are you serious?July 5, 2018 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1553426
I live in a development where our mailboxes are banked outside one of the floors in my building. My mailbox is one brass-looking compartment of around a dozen. I have no options.
When I did have my own mailbox, I wondered about getting a fancier one. However, sometimes the mailbox takes away from the house. Also, those things get hit by cars sometimes. Maybe one with more presence would be more visible, and less likely to be knocked down.
Anyway, to answer your question, to me, a nice mailbox is a practical mailbox. So, having a nice mailbox is very important to me, but not in the way that you are implying.
I don’t know. Maybe this is a case of the grass is greener on the other side. What if your neighbor loathed his or her mailbox, but was forced into purchasing it just for show?
Maybe the reason why your neighbor has a nice mailbox won’t make you question yours any less, but yea, are there not more pressing things to spend $10k+ on?July 5, 2018 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #1553442
😂😂😂 very cleverJuly 5, 2018 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #1553445
Will you please direct me to mailboxes that cost $10k+?
Besides an $83k one that was hit by a meteorite, so far I haven’t even found any that cost at least $1k.
Thank youJuly 5, 2018 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #1553456
New product idea:
A talking mailbox. It engages in conversation, using voice activation and AI technology, whenever it’s opened, or optionally, to anyone who passes by.July 15, 2018 11:14 am at 11:14 am #1558059
Just realized that this thread was posted in humor and entertainment… guessing that the OP’s neighbor’s don’t have luxury mailboxesJuly 15, 2018 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1558086
I believe this thread was started in response to the ‘have a nice car thread’
However, Joseph the troll, used it to make a personal attack on me. When he was shut down in response he has made himself absent from the thread.
Maybe the spirit of the three weeks has had an effect on him.July 15, 2018 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1558109
My neighbor broke my mailbox with a screw driver.July 15, 2018 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #1558096
Is that the one where the pupa rebbi listens and leaves his voice mails?July 17, 2018 7:36 am at 7:36 am #1559413
Thanks for filling me in CTLAWYER 🙂 … lol, I had no clue… much appreciated!July 17, 2018 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #1560496
“My neighbor broke my mailbox with a screw driver.” – Shulem, you had a mailbox with a screwdriver? I can’t picture that. It’s a shame that your neighbor broke it. How did it happen?
This innocuous thread has had me laughing all the way from the start. Sorry CTL, but Joseph was funny, even though not very polite. And your response did not disappoint, at least in the depth of detail and history, even though it was modest. You even managed to get the word Grandfather in there!
And Lightbrite’s question, though innocent, just made the joke that much funnier.
All this was only funny because I knew exactly what the joke was making fun of, right from the title.July 17, 2018 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #1560604
My father Z”L always insisted that you never miss an opportunity to spread knowledge. So, even knowing this thread was tongue in cheek I elaborated on what types of mailbox situations can now be installed.
Two weeks ago, when it was time for the annual Rustoleum painting of outdoor railings, pool and patio furniture, etc. our mailbox got its annual sprayjob.July 18, 2018 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1560901
I am not complaining, I enjoy your detailed explanations. Especially because of your profession and education, you include details that no one else would, with legal and historical reasons.
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