Think this is the last picture like this, they were all taken with five miles of one another. This one is at least finished.
I always want to give people the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they just installed that mailbox a few days ago, they plan on painting it tomorrow. Perhaps the concrete isn’t quite dry yet. It could be that they’ve run on hard times, and don’t have the money for a gallon of paint this month.
Then I drive by a few weeks later, and it’s still like that. So, maybe they’re just lazy.
On a different note. I was in the West Palm Beach area the other day and I pulled up behind a SUV with a window screen that covered the whole back window. It was an advertisement for pretty mailboxes. Well, you be the judge, Pretty Mailbox.com
My favorite caption for this mailbox was “Mailbox? What mailbox?” submitted by V. Neely from The Nutshell Journal.
Thanks to everyone that participated.
I’m trying to figure out a good polling plugin for my site so I can have a vote for the best captions and ugliest mailboxes every week, but the one I’ve tried so far puts the poll in the sidebar and I can’t figure out how to make a poll in a post. If anyone has suggestions for me, please email me or leave me a comment.
Poor Walt must be rolling over in his grave.
Anyway, if you’re like me and you wondered where people get these mailboxes. I did a quick search and here you go. I think someone posted the link in a comment here already, but I figured since so many of these were getting submitted I’d give the company props.
If you live in a coastal area and want to showcase your love for marine life, or have a dairy farm, chicken ranch, own a zoo, really really love penguins, this would be one place to go to let the neighbors know.
If you live in my neighborhood and you buy that really large rooster, more power to ya. Just letting you know I’ll probably come by, take a picture of it, post it and make snarky comments about it. I’ll be really smug when I do it too.
I guess this is one way to deter those pesky kids from scoring points with your mailbox during their next friendly game of mailbox baseball. Spoil sports.
By the way before you get any ideas U.S. Code Title 18, Section 1705 prohibits the willful destruction of a mailbox, or mail within it, and allows for a fine and up to three years of imprisonment for persons who do so.
Just in case you’ve never been to the Alamo, unlike Ozzy, or you’ve been and forgotten what it looks like, like Ozzy, but for completely different reasons…maybe. Here’s what it looks like:
(thanks to Hannah for the “i haz a mailbox” caption idea. I wish I would have thought of that! )
In case, it wasn’t painfully obvious by the 4 foot tall manatee curbside, these people really like manatees: