Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ugly Mailboxes Make Neighbors Go Postal

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some people go postal over the sight of an ugly mailbox.

Uglymailbox.com is a website that features pictures of hideous, weird, and unique mailboxes from all over the world.

Among the wacky creations is a mailbox shaped like a microwave, a mailbox held up by an elaborate tin robot, one shaped like a circus caravan – lion and all – and one in the likeness of the Taj Mahal.

Site founder Linda Fannin-Church believes people deck out their mailboxes as a form of self-expression, though really tacky ones can cause trouble with neighbors.

She once posted a picture of a mailbox shaped like a weird deer and people from its Michigan neighborhood bombarded her website with disapproving comments.

They complained that the mailbox was so ugly, it was making the entire neighborhood look bad and demanded reform.

However, not everyone hates manic mailboxes.

Fannin-Church imagines that the creative ones make postal workers smile because it breaks up the monotony of their route, though she has yet to hear feedback from an actual mailman.

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