Until a couple of days ago, this post was going to be a bit of a rant at the Royal Mail, that is until I spoke to one of the van drivers, who told me what and why and I now actually have a lot of sympathy for them.
You see, the darling little teenagers around my area (unbeknownst to me!) become the bane of the mail service every year around this time, mainly through posting rockets into the post boxes.
As is always the case, playing with explosives is dangerous (yes, they're explosives, dumbass!
) and the delightful little #$!*%! are maiming themselves and the suing the mail service, (Case in point
), So they've had to resort to drastic measures (and if I had a working camera there would have been a pic to accompany this) by nailing restrictive plates onto the mailboxes!