Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You've Got Mail....

This may come as a shock to some people, but when I was growing up residential mailboxes were virtually non-existent in our area. It’s true. If I am not mistaken, this is still the case in most of the houses out there…especially the older ones. Why is that? My guess…we didn’t really need a mailbox. Unlike here, we don’t really get a lot mails out there unless they’re important mails or mails from loved ones. No junk mails either which I hope is still the case today. I remember getting all excited whenever I would see the post man walking towards our house because that meant we’re receiving a mail from abroad [from an Aunt who lives here in the US].

I’ve been away for almost 10 years now so I’m not really sure how many of the newly built houses in our area have mailboxes now. I know my brothers’ houses don’t have mail boxes even until now and in a way I like it that way. For one, the junk mail distributors don’t have the place to put in their advertisements. This can only mean that they would have to either skip a house with no mailbox or knock on the door to hand their advertisements. If you ask me, I prefer the former. Beside, I still like the idea of just waiting for the mailman to come knocking on our door telling me 'you've got mail'...real mail.

1 comment:

Beng Gee said...

Ay kami rin walang mailbox! Di kasi uso dito eh, di ba? Lalo pa ngayon, wala na halos mai-deliver ang mga postman.

Ang tagal mo na palang wala dito sa Pinas Huling! Wla pa bang balak bumisita dito?

5 minutes na lang TGIF na nman dito.Yay! Have a relaxing weekend!

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