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Studies show that even when they are not there, other people exist, with thoughts, feelings, and desires just like you


In anticipation of the arrival of the latest issue of Other People Exist, subscribers may want to take this opportunity to perform their annual mailbox maintenance.

For ease of maintenance, you may find it easier to unmount your mailbox and perform these procedures at your workbench.

Begin by removing and cleaning the hinge pin. Scrape away any rust with a wire brush. Coat the hinge with WD-40 or other water-displacing lubricant spray and reassemble. Adjust hinge play per the owner's manual.

Wipe down the interior of the box with a damp rag and allow to fully dry. Tap the box body. It should resound to the blow. Boxes that respond with a dull thud should be replaced.

Inspect your mail pick-up flag for chipping or pitting, and touch up as necessary with red enamel paint. To prevent dripping, do not oversaturate the applicator.

Align your box post using a two-way post level. Remount the box. Add shims as necessary to level the box in the horizontal and vertical planes.

Add a sprig of rosemary or a potpourri sachet to the box to keep your mail smelling fresh.

Your box is ready to receive mail for another year!


Blogger tony said...

Most Problems In Life Can Be Solved With A Liberal Dose Of WD40.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

If I planted flowers under my mailbox, which is attached to my house, I'd have to plant them in brick or cement. Also, my mailbox has spiderwebs. Is that offensive to you in any way?

8:21 AM  
Blogger Kurt said...

They should be promptly removed.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Please feel free then.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

We haven't lived here long. It's very probable that the previous tenant's detritus still clings to the interior of our mail slot.

We believe with all our hearts that OPE has the power to come through this ordeal unscathed.

12:51 AM  

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