22 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You, But You Should Know Anyway!

Flowers around mailboxes.
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They appreciate a Good Landscaping Job

If you like having beautiful plants around your mailbox then you might want to trim them every once in a while. Don’t make your mail carrier fight back large branches just to get your mail to you!

Icy Conditions Can Be a Dealbreaker

Actually, there is one thing that will keep your mail carrier away from your mailbox- icy conditions. Yes, their motto states that no matter what, they’ll deliver your mail. But if icy roads make it difficult for them to reach your mailbox, they might not because they’re instructed not to.

Keep in mind that some might still go above and beyond to deliver your mail even if they’re not required to! Show them extra appreciation for the effort the next time you see them!

You Should Still Buy Stamps

Taping money to your envelope instead of a stamp doesn’t actually work. It may have worked for you because your carrier went out of their way to wait in line and buy you the stamp, but they’re not required to do that!

So, yeah, get your stamps ready ahead of time!

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4 thoughts on “22 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You, But You Should Know Anyway!”

  1. Trish & Steve Hertel

    We are so very grateful to our mail deliverers and the entire team. They’ve been most helpful and wonderful folks!!! THANK YOU ALL for your service!!!

  2. Finally! Someone took the time to point out the letter carrier’s job in detail. I could add more as a retired letter carrier trainer, but you hit the major points in this article. I would add that when your mail is late, it could be due to a variety of reasons…sick call-ins, huge amounts on mail–especially on Mondays and after holidays, doctor appointments and more. A big one–Day Light Savings Time! Try being the new carrier attempting to find your mailbox in the dark…or playing dodge car for those who park in front of mailboxes and having to dismount to service your mailbox…there are over 11 actions for each box, and more when delivering in the dark. Thanks for this publishing this article!

  3. They are great people and like any other group of people you meet one once in a while that its a job but so rare.In my life I have had rural, walking,home ,apt with stairs carriers all the best.A few became friends

  4. We know all the mail persons who deliver to us over the years, give them a cold bottle of water when it’s hot out, and a nice cash Christmas gift in a sealed Christmas Card. Is a nice gift to them.

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