Batter Up!

Bitter and I replaced my mailbox yesterday, which makes it a fresh target for any neighborhood teens to decide to play mailbox baseball.   Fortunately, that’s more of a rural teen activity, and not something I’ve seen often played in my neighborhood.   But my old one was oxidized and falling apart, and the post was hanging from a single nail.   I don’t know if this was just age, or the result of a previous game of mailbox baseball, but I had to shore it back up with screws, after I pissed off and killed the family of carpenter bees that were living in the post.  I probably should have replaced the post too, but I’m lazy.

2 Responses to “Batter Up!”

  1. Bitter says:

    I want you to get a new post. Then we can scrape those numbers off and put pretty ones on the post itself.

  2. Alcibiades says:

    I’ve always thought of making a mailbox that automatically falls over when struck. That way, it limits damage to the box and proves useless to drive-by hitters.

    Or maybe one that “swings around”…